The Beginner’s Guide to Upholstery | Sneak Peek

With our spotlight on modern vintage home decor this week, we couldn’t help but go all weak at the knees for upcoming book The Beginner’s Guide to Upholstery, which contains 10 utterly gorgeous projects even the most apprehensive novice can get stuck into. Read on for a sneaky preview…

Style muse and upholstery queen Vicky Grubb has been very busy of late, transforming worn-out and unloved furniture into modern vintage masterpieces. Her new book, The Beginner’s Guide to Upholstery, is the ideal source material for anyone with an interest in DIY who wants to give their home a makeover. We’ve already been ooh-ing and ahh-ing over the gorgeous rainbow-bright headboard, and I’ve picked out a few more projects I’m sure you’ll love…

The Beginner's Guide to Upholstery

So what’s inside?

collage - beginner's guide to upholstery

As you can see from all the prettiness above, The Beginner’s Guide to Upholstery contains a wealth of projects – from the rainbow-bright headboard (bottom right) to the warm mustard sofa (top left). There are little projects and big projects – so no matter your time constraints (or confidence), you can create something beautiful.

beginner's guide to upholstery - headboard

The stunning Fluted Headboard would be a beautiful centerpiece in any home. As each flute is upholstered separately why not mix & match prints to create an even more striking look?

beginner's guide to upholstery - sofa

The Ercol Sofa – this is a 1950s frame with a modern upgrade. You could go bold with your prints or try a classic, neutral look.

beginner's guide to upholstery - footstool

This Buttoned Footstool is the ideal patchwork project, as each piece of fabric is attached separately. An added bonus of this method is that it makes the deep buttoning a whole lot easier.

To see more from inside the book, take a peek at this video!

If you’re already feeling inspired to learn upholstery and spruce up your living space, then good news – you can order a copy of The Beginner’s Guide to Upholstery now by following this link!

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