Reupholstery 101

WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (Mass Appeal) –  Want to add a pop of color in your home? Don’t buy new!  Go green, reuse and reupholster!  Roland Clapp, Owner of Roland Clapp Upholstery and his daughter Lauren Naworski joined us to tell you what you need to know to get started.

Reupholstery 101

Reupholstery is the refinishing of damaged or old furniture. When we reupholster a piece of furniture, we take the old or damaged furniture and strip it down to the frame then restore, repair and refinish the item.

People should consider reupholstery instead of buying a new piece for a number of reasons. If the piece of furniture is something that you don’t think you can replace (space or style wise), maybe it is a family heirloom or maybe the piece has some sentimental value. The furniture that was most likely passed down that is now 10, 15, 20 years old has great bones and made better than the furniture these days. Many times it is the fabric that is worn out or has been destroyed by animals but have no structural problems.

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