Thursday, August 4, 2016

HOT HOT HOT

It's August and it's HOT here in Central Ohio. Humid, hot, sticky BUT there is a positive side! We've been inspired to offer a HOT DEAL: 20% off any one regularly priced, in-stock OR special order fabric!!!  

Jaclyn Smith and Vern Yip designs to Special Order

French General to Special Order


Did you miss a Vendor of the Month sale earlier in the year? Now's your chance - Kravet, Sunbrella, Trend (I personally LOVE Trend and Vern Yip's designs), Robert Allen, Kasmir, French General, Charlotte Moss: pick your fabric, in stock or special order and save 20% off.


Swavelle Millcreek designs In Stock!

We are super excited for this August deal - it's like the whole store is on sale! Come in and get ready for Fall and Holiday Entertaining: do it yourself or use our in-house services.

On-line (the coupon code is FABRIC20) or in-store, here's the fine print: not valid with any coupon or discount and only one discounted fabric per transaction, per day. Have fun!

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Upholstery Basics: Using a Staple Puller

Hello Fabric Fans! The first step in reupholstering any piece of furniture is to remove its existing fabric. Why bother, you might ask - maybe you've seen some tutorial where fabric is simply stapled over existing fabric? Not a good practice at all. Remember Upholstery Rule #1 for a Professional Finish: A naked chair is a happy chair! Taking off the fabric gives you important clues about how it was originally upholstered - and about the best way for you to reupholster it. Taking off the fabric lets you assess the state of the inside of the piece - does the foam need to be replaced? are the springs still tight? is the overall structure sound? And, lastly, taking off the fabric leads to a professional, smooth finish.

Partially Stripped Wingback Chair


Unless the piece is very old or traditionally upholstered, stripping furniture usually involves pulling staples.  We have 3 different styles of upholstery staple removers. If you come across tacks, you'll need to get a tack puller, UP73: it works great!

In order to help the beginner upholsterer, we have put together a video demonstrating how to strip furniture using all 3 different styles of staple remover: Enjoy and Good Luck!


Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Christmas in July?

We've got a whopper of a sale going on through July 31, 2016 - a Buy More, Save More event! Get a jump start on your holiday entertaining needs and save up to 20% off your order of regularly priced, in-stock merchandise.  Need a guest room updated with new curtains and fresh bedding? In the dining room, do the chairs need to be reupholstered and a roman shade for privacy? Maybe you need to stock up for tablecloths, runners or place mats for your festive tables: buy your fabric now and be ready to transform your home for the holidays!

Are you local to central Ohio? Bring your projects into our workroom this summer and beat the holiday rush!