Going green

This old sofa is owned by a lovely Brighton artist who paints fabulous watercolours. It once belonged to her mum and she wanted to make it comfortable again and give it a new lease of life.

The sofa had originally been upholstered using traditional methods and materials so I used the same approach to keep it true to its original form. Here’s what was underneath the fabric.

Once stripped back to the frame, I began rebuilding the upholstery, starting with new stitched and stuffed arms.


Then a new sprung back:


Some fabric…

And a new sprung, stitched and stuffed seat…

Some more fabric, plus hand sewn arm facings…

Some cushions and all done. I love the brilliant green!