Beginner Upholstery Course – Antique Ladies Chair

In this 5 part video course, you will see how to strip and repair an antique chair, how to repair the springs, how to make the wood look beautiful, how to pad and upholster, and how to beautifully finish it for a stunning, professional look. This is a beginner level project, but some previous experience is definitely going to be helpful!


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Part One: Antique Frame Repair

In this 18 minute video, Aimee shows you the products necessary, and how to use them to repair and strengthen an antique frame that has become too fragile to upholster properly. Purchase this video for $4.98, available only on Upholstery Life.

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Part Two: Springs

In this 16 minute video, Aimee shows you how to reinforce the coil springs with an 8-way hand tie procedure. She shows the tools and method to use when the springs do not have to be installed from scratch. Future videos will show other methods of spring tying, as there are many methods depending on the specific project. Purchase this video for $6.99, available only on Upholstery Life.


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Part Three: Wood Refinishing

In this 8 minute video, Aimee shows her method of easily making antique wood look beautiful, and the products she uses to make the job a snap! It doesn’t have to be tedious work to take care of wood on upholstered furniture, and your clients will certainly appreciate the extra effort! Purchase this video for $4.97, available only on Upholstery Life.


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Part Four: Upholstering an Antique Ladies Chair

In this 40 minute video, Aimee shows every step involved in upholstering an antique chair, including padding with the original materials to maintain the antique quality and character, adding additional paddings for fullness, as well as the various cuts required for the project. Purchase this video for $9.99, available exclusively on Upholstery Life.


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Part Five: Finishing Details

This is make it or break it time! In this 15 minute video, Aimee shows you the painstaking steps in creating and applying the trim to cover staples, taking care to show you in depth how to smoothly turn corners as well as how to join invisibly. Purchase this video for $4.99 , available only on Upholstery Life.

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