The Renovation Process

The typical process of renovation is such;

  1. Before doing any alterations to your chair I will agree costs, materials and design with you.
  2. I will then arrange collection of the item from your home and begin the Revel in Home treatment!
  3. Often this involves stripping all the old base materials off and repairing any damage to the frame, joints and wood work.
  4. Then the webbing and springs will be replaced to create a firm, strong seat.
  5. The stuffing is added, normally horse or pig hair is used, it's then stitching in order to form defined shapes and edges.
  6. Before adding the new fabric I will send you a photo, allowing you to feedback any final tweaks you wish to make.
  7. Once completed, the finished piece will be returned to you..

Some examples of previous renovation projects can be seen below. Click on a thumbnail image to see a larger version of the photograph.

 

Cow skin Victorian day bed

Cow skin Victorian day bed fully refurbished and covered in two hide rugs from Ikea.

Cow skin Victorian day bed fully refurbished and covered in two hide rugs from Ikea Cow skin Victorian day bed fully refurbished and covered in two hide rugs from Ikea Cow skin Victorian day bed fully refurbished and covered in two hide rugs from Ikea Cow skin Victorian day bed fully refurbished and covered in two hide rugs from Ikea Cow skin Victorian day bed fully refurbished and covered in two hide rugs from Ikea Cow skin Victorian day bed fully refurbished and covered in two hide rugs from Ikea Cow skin Victorian day bed fully refurbished and covered in two hide rugs from Ikea Cow skin Victorian day bed fully refurbished and covered in two hide rugs from Ikea Cow skin Victorian day bed fully refurbished and covered in two hide rugs from Ikea Cow skin Victorian day bed fully refurbished and covered in two hide rugs from Ikea Cow skin Victorian day bed fully refurbished and covered in two hide rugs from Ikea Cow skin Victorian day bed fully refurbished and covered in two hide rugs from Ikea

Cane Sofa

A Moorish style two seat cane sofa, great in a hallway covered in a Malabar fabric.

Cane sofa Cane sofa Cane sofa Cane sofa
Cane sofa Cane sofa Cane sofa

The Throne

A prop chair for the stage, fully renovated and strengthened for longevity!

A prop chair for the stage, fully renovated and strengthened for longevity! A prop chair for the stage, fully renovated and strengthened for longevity! A prop chair for the stage, fully renovated and strengthened for longevity! A prop chair for the stage, fully renovated and strengthened for longevity! A prop chair for the stage, fully renovated and strengthened for longevity! A prop chair for the stage, fully renovated and strengthened for longevity! A prop chair for the stage, fully renovated and strengthened for longevity! A prop chair for the stage, fully renovated and strengthened for longevity! A prop chair for the stage, fully renovated and strengthened for longevity! A prop chair for the stage, fully renovated and strengthened for longevity! A prop chair for the stage, fully renovated and strengthened for longevity! A prop chair for the stage, fully renovated and strengthened for longevity! A prop chair for the stage, fully renovated and strengthened for longevity! A prop chair for the stage, fully renovated and strengthened for longevity! A prop chair for the stage, fully renovated and strengthened for longevity! Rabbit warren throne - an old prop chair covered in Rabbits by EvieKemp.com. Evie is an inspiring young textile designer in Auckland NZ: www.eviekemp.com Rabbit warren throne - an old prop chair covered in Rabbits by EvieKemp.com. Evie is an inspiring young textile designer in Auckland NZ: www.eviekemp.com Rabbit warren throne - an old prop chair covered in Rabbits by EvieKemp.com. Evie is an inspiring young textile designer in Auckland NZ: www.eviekemp.com Rabbit warren throne - an old prop chair covered in Rabbits by EvieKemp.com. Evie is an inspiring young textile designer in Auckland NZ: www.eviekemp.com Rabbit warren throne - an old prop chair covered in Rabbits by EvieKemp.com. Evie is an inspiring young textile designer in Auckland NZ: www.eviekemp.com Rabbit warren throne - an old prop chair covered in Rabbits by EvieKemp.com. Evie is an inspiring young textile designer in Auckland NZ: www.eviekemp.com

The 'Little Black Number'

Early Victorian walnut nursing chair in black velvet.

Early Victorian walnut nursing chair in black velvet Early Victorian walnut nursing chair in black velvet Early Victorian walnut nursing chair in black velvet Early Victorian walnut nursing chair in black velvet
Early Victorian walnut nursing chair in black velvet Early Victorian walnut nursing chair in black velvet Early Victorian walnut nursing chair in black velvet

Ocelot Chaise

An elegant Victorian walnut chaise longue covered in a velvet animal design from GP& J Baker

Elegant Victorian walnut chaise longue covered in a velvet animal design from GP& J Baker Elegant Victorian walnut chaise longue covered in a velvet animal design from GP& J Baker Elegant Victorian walnut chaise longue covered in a velvet animal design from GP& J Baker Elegant Victorian walnut chaise longue covered in a velvet animal design from GP& J Baker

Art Deco Stool

Art Deco window seat covered in deep brown leather with speckled gold studs.

Art Deco window sear covered in deep brown leather with speckled gold studs Art Deco window sear covered in deep brown leather with speckled gold studs Art Deco window sear covered in deep brown leather with speckled gold studs Art Deco window sear covered in deep brown leather with speckled gold studs Art Deco window sear covered in deep brown leather with speckled gold studs Art Deco window sear covered in deep brown leather with speckled gold studs Art Deco window sear covered in deep brown leather with speckled gold studs Art Deco window sear covered in deep brown leather with speckled gold studs

Tools of the trade

A selection of the traditional tools used to create the Revel In Home unique designs.

A selection of the traditional tools used to create the Revel In Home unique designs A selection of the traditional tools used to create the Revel In Home unique designs A selection of the traditional tools used to create the Revel In Home unique designs A selection of the traditional tools used to create the Revel In Home unique designs

Visit the gallery to see some of our recent completed renovation projects. Some pieces may still be available for sale, so if any catch your eye, please get in touch!