Top Ten Reupholstery Before & Afters Of 2013

We're finishing off the last day of 2013 with a recap of some of our favourite reupholstery projects from 2013!  It was very hard to choose just ten, but we managed...

So, without further ado, here are the top ten reupholstery projects from Switch Studio, from 2013, in no particular order…

These lovely chairs made the list, not only because they are stunning {after we got our hands on them}, but they were also featured in Style At Home Magazine, which is kinda cool!  The bold suzani print fabric was the starting point for the new look, from that the paint colour and main purple velvet fabric, from Kravet Fabrics, was pulled.  The look is truly stunning, don't you think?  See more about these chairs, the reupholstery process, and the Style At Home feature HERE.

 This chair was still looking pretty good, but our Mississauga clients were just tired of the fabric, so we of course "switched" it up!  The fabric we used is this incredible print from Lee Jofa, by Oscar De La Renta - Yes, the stylish Oscar De La Renta has his own line of fabrics, and we carry them at Switch Studio.  This print we used is called Bloomsbury, and it's a favourite at the shop - Do you love it as much as we do?

It's always so great when a chair comes in looking really terrible {with the exception of the new paint from Paint It Like New in Burlington, of course}, and we reupholster it to make it look adorable!  We used this graphic print from JF Fabrics from their San Francisco Collection, and the owner was thrilled with the new look!

These chairs were given to our Oakville client by her grandmother, so they were looking a little dated and needed to be "switched" up.  We selected this fun Robert Allen Fabric, called Cats Cradle in the colour Lacquer and then a Benjamin Moore Paint called Caliente, and had them painted at Paint It Like New in Burlington.  We're thrilled with how these chairs turned out - A little paint and upholstery, and they're now perfectly updated for the young owner's home!

This chair was found on the side of the road, and it had clearly seen better days, but the shape was so lovely and if anyone could get it looking good again, it would be us, so we took it in.  Once it was completely stripped down we took it to Paint It Like New in Burlington to be spray painted Cloud White by Benjamin Moore.  We then upholstered it with two fabrics, the front in a nice nubby linen from Kravet Fabrics and the outside, piping and pillow was done in a coordinating print from Schumacher Fabrics by Celerie Kemble called Betwixt.  This chair was in the Switch Studio showroom for sale for $1200, and was just purchased the other day by a very excited Oakville client of ours - We're happy this gorgeous chair has found it's new home!

This wingback chair came to us from a Toronto client, and it really needed to be updated.  We went with a solid white fabric for the front, and a nice blue solid for contrast piping, from JF Fabrics' Maze Fabric collection.  To add even more interest we upholstered the outside of the chair in a nice graphic printed linen from JF Fabrics from their San Francisco Collection, and threw in a coordinating pillow for good measure!  Much better, don't you think?

Our client found this chair on a road trip through Michigan, and knew with our help she would totally love it, so she picked it up and brought it in.  We had it painted at Paint It Like New in Burlington in a metallic silver, and we reupholstered the inside in a beautiful red velvet from Duralee Fabrics.  It was looking good even from that point, but what really makes this chair sing was the Romo Fabric we used for the outside of the chair - It's a stunning cut velvet called Estella.  Don't you love it?  We sure do! 

These Oakville clients of ours were planning to lighten up their home with some paint and of course new upholstery fabric too!  We reupholstered the seat of this cameo back sofa in a durable solid fabric, from JF Fabrics' Maze Fabric collection, and then used a lighter weight material for the back and piping from Duralee Fabrics.  From both a functionality standpoint and from the new look we gave them, these clients are very happy with their newly reupholstered cameo back sofa! 

We forgot to take an actual before picture of these chairs {ooops}, but they were plain old parsons chairs, just like in the before picture we snagged from another project.  These chairs were sent to us by Meredith Heron Design in Toronto, who are wonderful clients of ours.  The team at Meredith Heron Design selected this great fabric combo using a faux ostrich skin vinyl on the seats, and this all time favourite Schumacher Fabrics linen print, Chiang Mai Dragon - You may remember some custom stools we made using this fabric, HERE.  Anyway, these chairs are true perfection, we think the nailhead trim detail that was added really makes them that much better - Don't you think? 

And last but certainly not least, this Union Jack Sofa we did was a big time favourite of all who saw it, both in real life and online!  The fabric we chose was a red white and blue cotton from our local Oakville fabric supplier, JF Fabrics.  Now who says plain cotton fabric is boring?  It is certainly not boring when used properly, or in a fun way like we used it here!  And yes, we took red, white, and blue fabric and sewed it together to create the flag - Truly custom and hand made.  We're thinking this might be our most dramatic before and after transformation yet - What do you think?  You can see more about the reupholstering process HERE.

So, what do you think of our top ten picks this year?  Did your piece make the list?  Do you have a favourite?  Please share, we'd love to hear from you!  Thanks so much and all the best in 2014!


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We sell designer fabrics, sew custom home decor items, reupholster, and make new custom upholstered furniture.  Happily serving the Oakville, Burlington and Mississauga area.  Check out our website for more details at www.switchstudio.ca - We look forward to working with you!    

1 comment:

Thanks for the kind words!