deconstructed chair

Marian ParsonsFurniture Makeovers, upholstery79 Comments

There is a small furniture trend that you may or may not have tuned into – deconstructed upholstery. Personally, I’m a fan.  Not in every single case and definitely not for every room, but for just the right old piece, it’s a way to honor the makers of it – to put the hand-tied springs, basted burlap, and wood frame on full … Read More

yardage for upholstery

Marian ParsonsSewing, Tutorials, upholstery20 Comments

When I share upholstery projects here on the blog, I’m often asked about yardage, so I thought I would share how many yards of fabric you need for certain upholstery projects. Before I give those estimates, I’ll say that there are ways you can save on yardage.  Every detail added means more fabric.  Piping, pleating, tufting, and ruffles all add … Read More

tufted sofa reveal

Marian ParsonsBefore and Afters, Furniture Makeovers, upholstery99 Comments

After much deconstructing, button-making, tuft-tying, fabric-stapling, trim-gluing, tack-hammering and cushion-sewing, the tufted sofa is finally done!! I feel like some confetti should’ve fallen from the sky when Kriste and I put the final cushion in place.  It didn’t, but it should have.  This sofa has been the most challenging and high-maintenance piece of upholstery I have taken on to date,  but it … Read More