Signs That You Should Reupholster Your Couch or Chair

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Has your furniture seen better days? The main feature of your living room is your couch and chairs. A place where you can gather with friends and family; enjoying their company throughout the year. Unfortunately, wear and tear accumulate over time and even though you may love your furniture, something needs to be done. That begs the question; at one point do you consider reupholstering your beloved furniture? The experts at Foxwood Restorations can give you some signs of when you should reupholster your couch or chair!

Fabric is Worn Out

One of the first indicators that you need some reupholstery is worn fabric. Between guests sitting down, pets lying down, and other daily activities, your furniture’s fabric can be stained, torn, and so much more! After all, the furniture is being lived with. Once your furniture starts gathering unremovable stains and unraveling in certain areas, it might be a good time to get it reupholstered.

Furniture Sagging

Is your body sinking into the furniture or it continues to sag after someone gets up? Sagging is a sign that the internal springs are losing their integrity. While there are some DIY tricks that you can use to stop the sagging, the best option is to get your furniture looked at for fixing and reupholstery.

Seams Are Visible

Seams are what hold the fabric together. Most pieces of furniture use special stitching that hides the inner seam inside. However, as the seam becomes loose, it will become visible. The foam cushion insides can also result in visible seams. Depending on your cushion filling, this could be an easy fix or it might need extra care.

Wood Shows Signs of Damage

The fabric of your furniture is not the only part of the piece you should  be concerned about. The legs of your couch and chair can also show wear and tear. People constantly kick their legs or accidentally scuff them. Also, if you have a puppy or kitten, you probably have the damage from the unavoidable teething phase. If you are lucky, you can fix up most of that stuff with wood polish. But if it’s got significant damage, you will need to get it replaced.Couch showing extreme signs of damage

Reupholstery Services at FoxwoodCouch after reupholstery and repair

While replacing your furniture might be the easier option, most furniture produced today lacks the same quality and longevity as older pieces. Instead of throwing away your current furniture, you can bring it into Foxwood Restorations! Our shop offers a variety of services and repairs to help return your old furniture back to perfect condition. We will even help you choose the fabric for the upholstery process! Contact us today to see what we can do for your distressed furniture!

Reupholstery for 3 Generation Family Couch

before couch reupholsteryDo you have a couch that needs to be reupholstered? 

That is what one of our clients, Patty, needed for her antique couch. This couch had been Patty’s family for three generations. She recalls having many fond memories of sitting on the couch as a little girl. However, time had taken its toll on the furniture. The fabric was worn and lost its vibrant color. The couch’s seams are falling apart with the filling spilling out. The back cushion of the furniture was distorted. This family couch needed some special attention. Fortunately, Patty came to the right place! Foxwood Furniture Restorations was more than ready to restore this couch!

Getting New Material

This couch needed completely new upholstery due to the state of the fabric. Patty wanted the couch to feel and look similar to the original fabric. In order to restore this family heirloom, we directed our client to our upholstery fabric website. After Patty picked out six different samples, we sent the samples directly to her home. Our client chose the red fabric that felt similar to the couch’s original texture.

With the new material, Foxwood could finally get to work on restoring this sentimental heirloom!

Complete Couch Reupholstery

after couch reupholstered

In order to breathe some life back into this couch, our team stripped the old material away so we could start the furniture reupholstery process! We put new filling to return the couch to its original shape. Afterward, we covered the entire piece with the new vibrant red material that Patty selected! We added a beaded tack strip to add an extra touch of class to the antique couch. Our specialists polished the wood to give the couch a new shine as well. Patty was very happy about the transformation of this family heirloom!

All Types of Furniture Repairs and Restorations

In addition to traditional furniture reupholstery, Foxwood provides a variety of furniture restoration services including:

  • Spring Repair
  • Respringing and Frame Tightening
  • Chair Caning
  • Chair Part Replacement
  • Toll Top Deck Repair
  • And so much more! 

Foxwood Restorations is a premiere full-surface furniture restoration company that can upholster your chairs and couches as well as touch up all the wood under one roof! We have been serving the 3 county area for over 25 years. Whether you live in Dexter, Fenton, Howell, or Novi call Foxwood for all your furniture repair, refinishing antique and furniture reupholstery, and recovering needs!

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