Furniture & Upholstery Articles

Velvet Patchwork Foot Stall-Cubes

Upcycled Foot-StallsMade to Order UpholsteryMost folk who live in Brighton UK know about Shabitat - Home of Magpie Recycling. Treasure trove and bargain hunters paradise. I came across some battered old foot-stall cubes in there a while back. They were upholstered in...

Mid-Century Ben Chair Restoration

I do love a mid century Scandinavian chair. At the first glance you might think this is Danish, but Ben Chairs were actually made in Frome, Somerset in the late 60's. They are recognised the world over for their fluid designs and use of bold colours alongside natural...

Patchwork Tubchair No 8

Looking at my previous armchair post, it was nearly three years ago I upholstered one of these. Well overdue! I found a bag of ready cut pieces of material from the last chair, added a few new colours into it, mainly all from vintage velvet curtains. [gallery...

Corner Sofa Re-Upholstery

Have you ever been searching high and low to find that very specific piece of furniture and eventually you find something that is close, but not perfect? Do you go for second best or try to find a way to make it what you want? Sian wanted a corner sofa for her flat....
Mid-Century Ben Chair Restoration

Mid-Century Ben Chair Restoration

I do love a mid century Scandinavian chair. At the first glance you might think this is Danish, but Ben Chairs were actually made in Frome, Somerset in the late 60's. They are recognised the world over for their fluid designs and use of bold colours alongside natural...

Patchwork Tubchair No 8

Patchwork Tubchair No 8

Looking at my previous armchair post, it was nearly three years ago I upholstered one of these. Well overdue! I found a bag of ready cut pieces of material from the last chair, added a few new colours into it, mainly all from vintage velvet curtains. [gallery...

Corner Sofa Re-Upholstery

Corner Sofa Re-Upholstery

Have you ever been searching high and low to find that very specific piece of furniture and eventually you find something that is close, but not perfect? Do you go for second best or try to find a way to make it what you want? Sian wanted a corner sofa for her flat....

Chalk Paint Furniture

Chalk Paint Furniture

Sometimes I get the urge to paint furniture instead of working with textiles. Even tough in some cases I'm really against it. If you have a good condition, antique hard wood piece of furniture, please don't ruin it with chalk paint! This piece however really needed a...

Made to Order Giant Floor Cushions

Made to Order Giant Floor Cushions

I have lost count of how many of these giant floor cushions I have made and sold in Brighton. A lot of flats and houses in this town are very small, so it can be hard to fit enough seating. These cushions are ideal for those kind of spaces. Plus there is something...

Chequered Coffee Tables

Chequered Coffee Tables

My client had a nest of tables that she wanted painted in chequered black and white. I knew there was going to be a lot of layers of paint and masking tape involved but I took on the job as I like a challenge as well to learn new techniques. This was a style of...

Patchwork Tub Chair No 7

Patchwork Tub Chair No 7

I couldn't resist to make another one! Had all these gorgeous bits of velvet left from the wing back armchair project that I wanted to use and a tub chair came into Shabitat this week so perfect timing! Its up there with my favourites this one. I do have some more of...

Cushion Cover Making Classes in Brighton

Cushion Cover Making Classes in Brighton

A great way to utilise smaller bits of fabrics is cushion making. You could either sew a patchwork top with the smaller pieces you have, or if you have big enough pieces (half of a meter should be plenty)  create a simple cushion cover with a zip like these below. Not...

Reupholstered Patchwork Tubchair

Reupholstered Patchwork Tubchair

It's been too long since I reupholstered a tub chair. I love doing them as I can use off-cuts I have left from other projects plus the actual re-upholstery job on these are pretty straight forward. I always go for very bright colours but I have been told that even...

Patchwork Armchair Upholstery

Patchwork Armchair Upholstery

      Ysanne and Peter had these old armchairs that were left from Ysanne's grandad. The armchairs were comfortable and structurally fine so they just wanted to give them a second life buy having the patchwork magic done to them. Peter had already...