Q: My Dad is giving me a pair of teak Danish sofas. Yay! But as with all family heirlooms, they come with strings attached... Dad wants me to recover the sofa cushions with something that my cats won't tear to shreds. They've done a number on my current couch (leather) so I would like to find a fabric that is claw-resistant but also will look nice with the sleek lines and warm wood of the sofa...
Q: I picked up this chair with great lines at the thrift store for $7. I am trying to decide how to refinish it as the worn mustard yellow chevron velvet has got to go. I would love suggestions for what color to reupholster the chair and how to stain the wood. There is no makers mark on it so it would be great if someone could identify this chair too! -Sent by Sarah
Meghan got these chairs from her grandparents, and while they didn't look like much, family photos revealed their vintage charm hidden under 80s upholstery. She decided to have their original style brought back, but with a twist.
Last time we tested paint on vinyl, this time we're testing it on softer upholstery fabrics. We've all seen chair makeovers on Pinterest and they look great —but just how comfortable are they? And how well does the paint hold up? Well, we've been wondering too, so we rounded up a couple pieces of furniture and put them to the test! Here are our results:
Sarah wanted this cedar-lined chest to serve as extra seating in her music room. Instead of simply upholstering the top, though, she was inspired by a White Stripes song to try something a little more advanced.