Rags to Riches

A recent project arrived in VERY poor condition, which makes its transformation all the more rewarding when it’s completed.

This piece had been in the client’s family for 90+ years and had spent its most recent time on the front porch. The old cover was rotting away, and the springs had long since stopped being supportive.

The old fabric had started to tear and disintegrate
The old fabric had started to tear and disintegrate

We took it down to the wood, with all new webbing, spring tie and padding.

Richelle rebuilt the seat, then webbed and stitched the back springs on before padding.
Richelle rebuilt the seat, then webbed and stitched the back springs on before padding.

One of the casters had busted out the front leg, so we had it rebuilt and found a replacement caster and brass plate to match the existing three.

The front leg arrived in this condition
The front leg arrived in this condition
An antique wooden caster from stock and a reproduction brass plate complete the repair to make the leg match the others
An antique wooden caster from stock and a reproduction brass plate complete the repair to make the leg match the others

Cleaning the wood really brought out the colors in the decorative inlays, and now it’s a beautiful and unique piece of family history.

Decorative wooden inlays really shine once they're cleaned
Decorative wooden inlays really shine once they’re cleaned
The settee fully restored with a new damask cover inspired by the original fabric.
The settee fully restored with a new damask cover inspired by the original fabric.