Upholstery how to – courtesy of the Makehouse
The first time I walked into The Makehouse to upholster a footstool, I was a little nervous. After all, the last time I touched a hammer was years ago and the only crafting I do barely competes with a 10 year old. But you never know about a secret hidden talent until you give it a try!
Luckily, Jenny at the Makehouse has brought in a veteran upholsterer, Miro, and with his help, I learned a thing or two about traditional upholstery. No staple gun allowed!
After taking this course, I can say hand on heart that I could confidently upholster a piece of furniture.
If you don’t already have a piece in mind, find your local Used.ca site and head to Antiques & Furniture > Antique Furniture or Household > Furniture until you find that perfect piece of furniture, just begging for some love. Next, search for some sturdy fabric that works for upholstering and won’t tear and buy some padding. Now all you’ll need are some tools:
- A magnetic upholstery hammer
- Small upholstery tacks
Ready, set, go, tack!
With a little guidance, upholstering with traditional tacks is quite enjoyable. So the next time you see a great project or find the perfect addition to your living room, don’t hesitate, tack!