Book Review: Contemporary Upholstery by Hannah Stanton21:44
I was contacted a couple of weeks ago by The Aurum Publishing Group asking if I would be interested in doing a couple of book reviews. Both books looked great so I jumped at the chance and before I knew it 2 gorgeous books arrived!
Now Beavers camp is over (phew) I have finally had a chance to read the first book, Contemporary Upholstery by Hannah Stranton. I currently have 6 dining room chairs, one blanket box type thing and a fancy chair on my re-upholster list. I plan on doing everything except the fancy chair so have a lot of learning to do!
The first thing to say is that this is a gorgeous looking book, I love the colours and pictures on the cover.
The book is set out in a very logical fashion, it starts with the tools and equipment that may be required, then has a whole section outlining all the different types of fabric and what they are best used for. This was really interesting for a fabric geek like me!
then goes on to complete makeovers explaining how to strip chairs back to the bare bones then rebuild them.
The instructions are fairly comprehensive, the only thing I wasn't sure of was how the diagrams were laid out but I soon got used to it!
Throughout the book there are profiles of professionals with before and after pictures of upstyled furniture they have done. If you are lacking inspiration these profiles are fantastic, it is really amazing what a bit of time, paint and fabric can do!
All in all this is a brilliant book if you are planning any upholstery it is worth a read.
As I said before, I was provided with this book to review but all opinions are my own.
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