How to Start Your Reupholstery Project

Now that you’ve decided that your furniture needs reupholstering, you may be curious about what to do next. What is the first step? How do I decide what fabrics to use?

First, stop by our Sarasota or Naples store to speak with one of our design experts. We will ask you some simple questions to help guide you in selecting the perfect type of fabric for your furniture reupholstery project. If the piece will be located in a room that is filled with natural sunlight, or if it will be an outdoor piece, you’ll want a fabric that can defend against fading caused by UV rays. Do you have children or pets? A durable fabric with stain repellent may be a great solution. Our experienced staff members will help guide you to the upholstery fabrics for your needs. 

Now that you know the type of fabric you need for the project, you can select the exact color and style from the 1000s of swatches in our store. We have a unique “Fabric Approval Plan” that allows you take fabric samples home to see if it works with your other décor. Once you select the perfect fabric, we’ll help you find coordinating fabrics to complete your upholstery project.

Next, we’ll come to your home and pick up your piece of furniture, or if it’s small enough, you can drop it off at our store! We then place it in the capable hands of our exclusive seamstress and upholstery gurus. Our Sarasota and Naples Calico stores have exclusive local workrooms that have worked with us for decades, each a trusted and valued partner – your furniture is in the best hands!

Once your reupholstered piece is complete, we can deliver it to your home or you can pick it up at the store. We love to see our finished projects in their final setting, so we encourage you to send us photos of your furniture or share them with us through Facebook or Instagram.

Check back soon for a detailed look at what takes place at the work rooms. Learn how your piece is deconstructed and reupholstered!