Before and Afters

Awww, before and afters…who doesn’t love instant gratification? One of the perks of my job is completing and sharing some of our satisfying before and after shots. I’m so happy to be in the business of turning struggling furniture into upholstery eye candy. Allow me to treat you with some of our recent transformations we are especially proud of.

rocker before  Dozier rocker after 4

Heywood wakefeild vanity stool before  Heywood wakefeild vanity stool after

The combination of fun furniture and a great fabric selection made this duo a shoo-in for the before and after segment.  For the (baby) rocker, our client choose two coordinating fabrics from Designers Guild (Winslow in Heather and Penley in Heather).  The adorable Heywood-Wakefield vanity stool was outfitted with the same Penley in Heather by Designers Guild. You can’t tell from the photos, but the fabric is woven with golden thread that adds just the right amount of sparkle!

Levy arm chairs before 4

levy arm chairs after (1)

From the get-go, we all knew these chairs had such potential.  The Diamond Starburst in Orange Sherbet by Kravet, along with the contrasting welt cord in a beige linen, suit these chairs perfectly.

Levy chairs before

Levy chairs after 2

Wow.  These two went from wallflowers to knock outs.  The vibrant vinyl from Silver State Fabrics (Siam in Grass) and the addition of top stitching in the the “V” formation took these chairs to the next level.  So cool!

outdoor beds

outdoor lounging beds

I have been drooling over this project. This is not your run of the mill, boxed outdoor cushion…no, no, no. Our client added tufting and a hand-stitched border detail mimicking an old-fashioned mattress.  The fabric, staying true to the mattress look, is by Perennials (Jake Stripe in Black Tie), and the cushions have been stuffed with angel hair fiberfill, making it weather safe and so very plush and comfy. I could do some serious napping on these beds.

Saving the best for last…my sectional!  I’ve been at Spruce for some time now, yet I have never done any personal upholstery. If you were to visit my home, you would never know  I upholster furniture for a living. I believe the saying is, “The cobbler’s son has no shoes.”  Well, now I have some pretty spiffy “shoes”. My mother found this sectional sitting at the road and could not resist picking it up. It was stored in one of our barns for a while before I finally committed to upholstering it. The whole process was a group effort, and I have a lot of thank yous to give: my mom for getting it from Louisiana to Texas, Meredith for helping me find the perfect blue (Norbar-Hermosa in Cobalt), my sister for gifting the fabric to me, and of course Frank for the extra-special care he took while helping upholster it. Meet the newest member of my living room!

Baronet sectional sofa before (3)

baronet sectional afer

Getting furniture upholstered is really fun; I highly recommend you all try it!  If you aren’t already, follow us on Facebook and Instagram (@sprucehome). We regularly post before, after, and process shots of current projects that we’re working on.