How we re-upholster furniture to it’s former glory or new design
At M Kelly Interiors we like to listen to our customers to create their desired Vision.
The Re-upholstery Process
We look at the frame and see what needs to be repaired, look under the covers, things to be glued, clamped and tightened. We look at everything from tear down to final trim.
We retie springs or replace them before we get started. Springs come in a variety of shapes and sizes and form the best foundation for a chair. Some frame tightening and repair may be required before the upholstery work begins.
We provide and supply lots of fabulous designs and fabric patterns in accordance to our customers vision. If we don’t have it in stock, no problem, we will order it for you and work with you every step of the process.
There is lots of ways to finish the front arm panels on chairs, love seats and sofas. We love it when you bring photos or sketches so we totally understand what you are looking for.
If your sofa has a traditional fabric skirt around the bottom and you’re ready to see more of the legs, specify no skirt and we’ll understand. 😉
The legs will also need to look good now that the skirt’s been removed. Customers should specify if the furniture will sit on a carpet or a hardwood floor and how high they want the bottom of the skirt to be off the floor.
We work with our customers so they can let us know if they want cording around the certain areas of the furniture.
Chairs, love seats and sofa sides and back should have fabric and padding underneath the outside fabric panels. Before attaching the outside fabric panels, there should be a base fabric that does the hollow of the frame with cotton or Dacron batting attached. When these layers are omitted, the outside arms and back are hollow and look flat and unprofessional. We make sure that this does not happen.
We like detailed instructions but with our experienced craftsman using their special techniques, we feel that we offer more than just a service; a beautiful perfected unique piece of furniture, envisioned by you, created and designed by us.
Check out some of our upholstered work, we don’t just do chairs!