Maybe you don’t need that shiny new dining suite making eyes at you from the IKEA catalogue. Think twice before you condemn your tatty furniture to the skip. It may just need some TLC; new covers, a lick of paint or even a good polish.
Yesterday my 60’s g-plan chairs came back from the upholsterer’s sporting beautiful new seat covers to match my curtains. There’s extra padding in there too and they are so much more comfortable that the (sticky-in-the-heat) PVC that was originally used. I inherited the seats from my grandad and I wasn’t prepared to part with them but it was always stressful having folk round. As visitors would go to sit on my wobbly chairs there was always the audible intake of breadth as we anticipated a tumble to the floor. Luckily all our visitors left bruise-free and with dignity still intact. Thanks to Hazel and staff from Springtime, my local upholstery shop, for taking apart and re-gluing my chairs and making life a little less stressful.