Doing a loveseat reupholster is a fantastic feat that greatly tests your skills as a DIY fanatic. If you’re anything like me who loves to do DIYs and not to mention, refurbish lost treasures and make them sparkle again, this article is built especially for you. Here are some easy steps to follow on how to reupholster a loveseat in no time.
Loveseat reupholstering is done with care, like most other reupholstery jobs. Let’s take each step as easy as possible to lessen the difficulty and provide more time for more projects!
Set expectations properly
As this is a loveseat reupholster, it doesn’t have the exact measurements as the usual chains you’ve otherwise worked with b.
Assemble all the proper gear needed for the loveseat upholstery. If you think you have enough, try to bring extra just because you might need more materials than you probably think. Once you’ve got everything, you will need to begin reupholstering your loveseat.
Step 1: Measure!
Take note: Measurements are essential in reupholstering a loveseat as most loveseats are built and shaped differently. Don’t forget to include some allowances on your measurements as well; it helps make sure that you won’t lack any needed fabric.
Pay heed to provide that necessary allowance for minor adjustments at the back as well as the edges. Remember the term cut to size, it means that it is the total measurement of the part of the furniture or, in this case, the loveseat. That already includes the allowance as well as the exact measure.
Step 2: Save What Can Be Saved
A reupholstery doesn’t necessarily mean removing all the parts and putting in new pieces. As much as you can, save what can be saved, especially since loveseats are almost always custom-made, the good ones at least.
Take time to feel the loveseat and inspect thoroughly what can be used for the project and remove the ones that can no longer be salvaged. It saves materials as well as your cash that you might otherwise spend on a piece or upgrade that doesn’t need to be there since the part is still good to go.
Think wisely, a re-upholstery doesn’t necessarily need to cost you much.
Step 3: Break it Down and Build it Up Again
This part is tricky! First, if you can inspect and take pictures and mental images of the loveseat. Done? Now it’s time to put it apart if you can. This would make your work easier as you can just attach them all back together.
It also saves the trouble of working around your loveseat rather than work on individual parts of it. However, if you are unable to pick it apart, you just have to work around the loveseat to perform the reupholstering and just make sure that there are no gaps in your work. The former would be the easiest if at all possible.
Step 4: Final Inspections
Think you’ve done a good job on performing your first loveseat reupholstering? Before you pat yourself on the back, make sure that you inspect every nook and cranny of the loveseat and make sure that all parts are in the perfect place.
The last thing you’d want is to use it, and everything just falls like a house of cards. Don’t rush your work, and more importantly, don’t rush your inspection! There are a lot of things that you might miss when putting the pieces back together, either because you want to get your work done, or simply human error.
Instead of buying all the supplies like brand new, try to find some thrift finds online or at your local thrift shop that you can use as a replacement for some materials that would otherwise cost you big time.
Also, browsing at other places than just thinking of getting a brand new piece would add more flavor and sometimes a bit of history to your loveseat. Just don’t try to find low-end alternatives that would otherwise damage the integrity of your loveseat just because you found something similar for cheap.
Working on reupholstering a loveseat can be challenging the first few times, especially if they aren’t all the same measurements. However, after working on a few and getting the hang of just how each of those labors of love would greatly increase your craft, that would make you a better DIY specialist.
Hopefully, after reading this article, you would be able to incorporate everything or polish up your knowledge on just how easy it is to fix and screw up your work if you’re not too careful. Remember, quality is always better, and it would be your future self that would thank you for making it as best as you could and improving it along the way.
Improve your craft, never let your skills be of waste, and continue creating and fixing your hearts’ content!