Reupholstering Adds New Flair to Old Chairs
November 29, 2008 · Print This Article
If there’s one thing I’ve learned about “being green” it’s how to look at household items in a different light. that means slapping a coat of low VOC paint on an old dresser and strapping a cushion to the top to manufacture a changing table for the nursery or cutting up milk jugs to build plant stakes. One place where my vision is stunted however is when it comes to reupholstering furniture. Fortunately My Home Ideas has a lengthy feature on giving to live to old pieces with the use of fabric.
Reupholstering furniture rather than buying new eliminates waste and saves you money — particularly whether you do the work yourself. You will want to start your search for fabrics by looking for not only organically grown materials but additionallythose that use few chemicals in the finishing process. Near Sea Naturals has a wide array of beautiful material and notions. You may additionally want to get adventurous and check out your local goodwill. An out-of-date dress could be turned into a couple of throw pillows and a pair of transformed vintage Star Wars curtains could manufacture a fan very happy.
Changing the appearance of furniture can give a fresh look to your home without redecorating the entire room. Be careful though considering once you start, it can be addictive.
[Source] Kelly Leahy