Here at DIW, we absolutely love to take something old and recycle and repurpose it! From funky flea market finds to antique French frou frou chairs, if it needs to be repaired, repainted or reupholstered, we want it!
This chair definitely needed to be repaired and reupholstered. But the frame was in in great shape!
In celebration of Earth Day, DIW shows you how to GO GREEN with an inspiring reupholstery project. Going green in your home doesn’t just mean using organic and chemical free products or not wasting tap water. It also means keeping that fabulous old sofa that belonged to your grandmother and recycling it so that it looks as if it never went out of style. And that’s just what one client did with a tattered and battered old sofa and chair she had kept for years! Because the frames were in great condition, we rebuilt the springs, installed new webbing, replaced the old foundations with more durable cotton padding and latex foam and chose a timeless fabric for both pieces.
Reupholstering your existing piece of furniture in beautiful Belgian linen fabric is another great way to go green. Linen is an excellent upholstery fabric. It is durable, strong, antistatic, smooth and cool to the touch. It doesn’t pill or stretch. Made from the fibers of the flax plant, linen is beautiful and easy to maintain. It resists fading as well as dirt and stains. Linen is hypoallergenic since it only consists of natural fibers, making it the perfect fabric choice for Earth Day!
Look what reuphostering with classic linen can do! This sofa and chair will last another 20-30 years. New pillows can update or change from season to season. Pillows by DIW also!
Green Reupholstering Tips:
- You should be able to use the existing frame.
- Springs can be redone or replaced.
- For foam replacement, you want latex foam covered with wool batting and not polyester batting.
- You want to use a natural upholstery fabric.