Before & After Sofa Upholstery

Orange Velvet Sofa - Before & After

This sturdy old sofa was certainly a perfect candidate for reupholstery: after 50+ years, the glued and doweled joints are still holding tight. We stripped it down to bare wood, retied the springs, then built it back up to it’s final glory.

orange velvet sofa reupholstered by Carla Pyle of Living Home Furniture/Upholstery Arts - before, springs retied, and after

Orange Velvet Sofa restored!

This photo series of the sofa “strip-tease” gives you an idea of the layers of upholstery, from the cover fabric, down to the springs:

Removing the layers of upholstery down to the springs

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CarlaHey there! I'm Carla Pyle. I love the stories that our furniture tells. For me a picture of my Granddaddy Milton's green upholstered arm chair brings to mind the vivid rhymes & colors of 'The Cat in the Hat' and his soft low voice in the telling. I love too that there is always an element of nature in furniture - the warm-toned curving grain of a walnut leg or the reflection of life in a mid-century chrome piece. The best part of teaching & sharing natural upholstery is that it ties all of these things together. Stories - of individual experience and of the planet - help us build happy & healthy homes.View all posts by Carla →

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