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Love Loulou - professional upholsterer and furniture refurbishment. Services include upholstery fabric, fabric covers, recover, chair covers, sofa covers, chair fabrics. Services avaiable in hertfordshire, herts & bedfordshire, covering letchworth, hitchin, stevenage, henlow, biggleswade, sandy, st neots, & baldock. contact number 07917 160246. email us on raechel.simplymanagement@ymail.com

Love Loulou - professional upholsterer and furniture refurbishment. Services include upholstery fabric, fabric covers, recover, chair covers, sofa covers, chair fabrics. Services avaiable in hertfordshire, herts & bedfordshire, covering letchworth, hitchin, stevenage, henlow, biggleswade, sandy, st neots, & baldock. contact number 07917 160246. email us on raechel.simplymanagement@ymail.com
Love Loulou - professional upholsterer and furniture refurbishment. Services include upholstery fabric, fabric covers, recover, chair covers, sofa covers, chair fabrics. Services avaiable in hertfordshire, herts & bedfordshire, covering letchworth, hitchin, stevenage, henlow, biggleswade, sandy, st neots, & baldock. contact number 07917 160246. email us on raechel.simplymanagement@ymail.com
Love Loulou - professional upholsterer and furniture refurbishment. Services include upholstery fabric, fabric covers, recover, chair covers, sofa covers, chair fabrics. Services avaiable in hertfordshire, herts & bedfordshire, covering letchworth, hitchin, stevenage, henlow, biggleswade, sandy, st neots, & baldock. contact number 07917 160246. email us on raechel.simplymanagement@ymail.com
Love Loulou - professional upholsterer and furniture refurbishment. Services include upholstery fabric, fabric covers, recover, chair covers, sofa covers, chair fabrics. Services avaiable in hertfordshire, herts & bedfordshire, covering letchworth, hitchin, stevenage, henlow, biggleswade, sandy, st neots, & baldock. contact number 07917 160246. email us on raechel.simplymanagement@ymail.com


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Love Loulou - professional upholsterer and furniture refurbishment. Services include upholstery fabric, fabric covers, recover, chair covers, sofa covers, chair fabrics. Services avaiable in hertfordshire, herts & bedfordshire, covering letchworth, hitchin, stevenage, henlow, biggleswade, sandy, st neots, & baldock. contact number 07917 160246. email us on raechel.simplymanagement@ymail.com

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Love Loulou - professional upholsterer and furniture refurbishment. Services include upholstery fabric, fabric covers, recover, chair covers, sofa covers, chair fabrics. Services avaiable in hertfordshire, herts & bedfordshire, covering letchworth, hitchin, stevenage, henlow, biggleswade, sandy, st neots, & baldock. contact number 07917 160246. email us on raechel.simplymanagement@ymail.com The Furnishings – The Princess Chair

The following project was a 1950’s toddler chair which was acquired at auction.  This chair was in a dreadful state with very little prospect of finding a good home.  In the sequence of photographs, I demonstrate the stripping back of the covers and removal of the underlying hessian covers and down to the webbing.  New webbing was put in place and then the chair was gradually re-stuffed and re-lined, with new wadding but utilising some of the original horsehair stuffing and the cushions original duckdown feather filling.

All the original tacks and nails were re-used where possible with staples only used to secure where nails would have been unusable.
The finished chair was finally covered with deep cerise corded fabric which has produced a very comfortable, deep filled toddler chair that would complement any childs nursery.  It was finished with a rich gold heavy braiding for the final finishing tough.
The Princess chair is currently on display in the window in Stotfold and is for sale for £180.

Love Loulou - professional upholsterer and furniture refurbishment. Services include upholstery fabric, fabric covers, recover, chair covers, sofa covers, chair fabrics. Services avaiable in hertfordshire, herts & bedfordshire, covering letchworth, hitchin, stevenage, henlow, biggleswade, sandy, st neots, & baldock. contact number 07917 160246. email us on raechel.simplymanagement@ymail.com Love Loulou - professional upholsterer and furniture refurbishment. Services include upholstery fabric, fabric covers, recover, chair covers, sofa covers, chair fabrics. Services avaiable in hertfordshire, herts & bedfordshire, covering letchworth, hitchin, stevenage, henlow, biggleswade, sandy, st neots, & baldock. contact number 07917 160246. email us on raechel.simplymanagement@ymail.com Love Loulou - professional upholsterer and furniture refurbishment. Services include upholstery fabric, fabric covers, recover, chair covers, sofa covers, chair fabrics. Services avaiable in hertfordshire, herts & bedfordshire, covering letchworth, hitchin, stevenage, henlow, biggleswade, sandy, st neots, & baldock. contact number 07917 160246. email us on raechel.simplymanagement@ymail.com Love Loulou - professional upholsterer and furniture refurbishment. Services include upholstery fabric, fabric covers, recover, chair covers, sofa covers, chair fabrics. Services avaiable in hertfordshire, herts & bedfordshire, covering letchworth, hitchin, stevenage, henlow, biggleswade, sandy, st neots, & baldock. contact number 07917 160246. email us on raechel.simplymanagement@ymail.com
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Love Loulou - professional upholsterer and furniture refurbishment. Services include upholstery fabric, fabric covers, recover, chair covers, sofa covers, chair fabrics. Services avaiable in hertfordshire, herts & bedfordshire, covering letchworth, hitchin, stevenage, henlow, biggleswade, sandy, st neots, & baldock. contact number 07917 160246. email us on raechel.simplymanagement@ymail.com The Prix Dieux – Praying Chair

This victorian praying chair was purchased in an antique market and was covered with a 1960’s Liberty fabric which was very frayed and worn.  This was not the original fabric and when stripped back it was clear that a rich velvet fabric had been the original cover.  The faded and frayed cover was removed and he underlying horsehair stuffing pulled out and re-vamped with new wadding.  The wood legs were rubbed down and repolished and a woodworm treatment applied to make sure no creatures inhabited the wood.

The brass castors were polished up and brought back to their original brilliance.
A bright red velour mix fabric was then applied over the lining of calico which had given the underlying stuffing and springs a fine smooth finish.  The red velour was then fixed in place using the original tacks and nails and finally finished off with a fine beaded trim in deep cerise and a matching cushion made to complement it.
This prix dieux was sold for £120.


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Love Loulou - professional upholsterer and furniture refurbishment. Services include upholstery fabric, fabric covers, recover, chair covers, sofa covers, chair fabrics. Services avaiable in hertfordshire, herts & bedfordshire, covering letchworth, hitchin, stevenage, henlow, biggleswade, sandy, st neots, & baldock. contact number 07917 160246. email us on raechel.simplymanagement@ymail.com The 1970’s Office Chair

This chair was rescued along with another from an old office building.  It is an original German design office chair.
Once stripped back, the chair revealed the original colour of beige and cream fabric. The original fabric was worn and filthy and fraying.  The outer shell was removed and the edging strip removed.  It was then sprayed in a British racing red with several coats of acrylic paint.  The original foam padding was found to be in good condition so was re-attached and covered with a layer of smooth calico.  Then a pattern was made in a union jack pattern which was to fit across as a final cover.  The flag pattern was cut out in red whit and blue corduroy fabric and sewn in pieces to form both seat and back. The attached pieces were then overstitched to make the seat and back stronger.  The properties of corduroy is that it frays easily if stitched too close to the edge so this was double stitched, overlocked, overstitched with a top stitch and then joined seat to back.  The curvature of the chair required a long selvedge in order to attach it back onto the plastic back.  Once attached along the centre between seat and back it was then stapled to the edges and the edge reapplied to neaten the edge.  The stainless steel centre column and leg was attached underneath and the chair completed. As you can see the finished product is a fantastic chair. This now inhabits an office in Letchworth.

Love Loulou - professional upholsterer and furniture refurbishment. Services include upholstery fabric, fabric covers, recover, chair covers, sofa covers, chair fabrics. Services avaiable in hertfordshire, herts & bedfordshire, covering letchworth, hitchin, stevenage, henlow, biggleswade, sandy, st neots, & baldock. contact number 07917 160246. email us on raechel.simplymanagement@ymail.com Love Loulou - professional upholsterer and furniture refurbishment. Services include upholstery fabric, fabric covers, recover, chair covers, sofa covers, chair fabrics. Services avaiable in hertfordshire, herts & bedfordshire, covering letchworth, hitchin, stevenage, henlow, biggleswade, sandy, st neots, & baldock. contact number 07917 160246. email us on raechel.simplymanagement@ymail.com
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Love Loulou - professional upholsterer and furniture refurbishment. Services include upholstery fabric, fabric covers, recover, chair covers, sofa covers, chair fabrics. Services avaiable in hertfordshire, herts & bedfordshire, covering letchworth, hitchin, stevenage, henlow, biggleswade, sandy, st neots, & baldock. contact number 07917 160246. email us on raechel.simplymanagement@ymail.com The Purple Silver Stool

The original stool was a very shabby and dirty.  I stripped it back to the original stuffing and removed it for re-use.  I then rubbed down the legs with sandpaper, prepped and sprayed them silver.  After three coats of paint and it had dried thoroughly, the stool was then re-webbed at the bottom for strength.  I then re-applied the original wadding and a lining calico was used to make a lining cover, which sits under the new seat fabric. I then applied a new cover in purple, silver and pink striped velour.  A beaded fringe was attached around the base of the seat and then decorative nail strips added to finish this off.

 

 

 

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