Sunday, 10 July 2011

Before and After: New Chair!

So we've had our first piece of furniture re-covered! We've had this great chair for a few years now but it was covered in a burnt orange velvet (you can see the before in the last image), and I've finally had it recovered. I chose black and white ticking because to me it's timeless and looks classic and modern at the same time. I LOVE it! Thanks to MN who referred the upholsterer, Romano Falchi. He did a great job and at a very reasonable price.
If you're in the London area and need something re-upholstered, contact Romano. He even sent me images of the new chair in progress! I think I will paint the legs a coral color, at Lisa's suggestion. I couldn't decide what color would look best and that's what she had in mind and I agree. Love, love the chair now!


Kim said...

Love it, Leigh!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful to have a good recommendation for an upholsterer. Thanks for sharing that. All my local ones have retired.

I wonder whether this is a trade that will just die out in time, as people get used to throwing out and buying more self-assembly rubbish furniture?

sally. said...

ah that looks great!
we went with stripes too... go to the link below if you'd like to see it was our very first attempt at reupholstering!