I'm Amber, an upholsterer, a seamstress, and a furniture collector.
Growing up in a thrifty family, our town's "Big Garbage Day" was a family holiday! One week in the spring and the fall the city would pick up big garbage like TV's, beds, furniture and more. Mom, Gram and I would cruise the best neighborhoods looking for treasures to restore.
This early game of "one woman's trash is another woman's treasure" taught me there can be value even in discarded things. It also kickstarted my furniture hoarding habit (thanks Mom and Gram!). And I learned that making something completely unique according to your tastes and style is so rewarding and refreshing.
I pride myself on bringing furniture pieces that were thought to be dead and landfill bound, a new and long life. Many people just want to toss Grandma's old furniture...because it looks like Grandma's old furniture. By stripping woodwork and staining or painting it gives that old furniture a breath of fresh air. New upholstery allows you to savor the memories of a family heirloom while making the piece something of your very own.
I would love to meet you to discuss your needs, look at fabric samples, or chat about my other available services. Feel free to shoot me an email to setup an appointment!
9Years in Business
499Upholstery Projects Completed
Frequently Asked Questions
SHOULD I GET MY FURNITURE REUPHOLSTERED?
This depends on many factors. Modern furniture is designed to break down more quickly and thus need replacing sooner. Most modern furniture is also not designed to be reupholstered. It is made quickly and cheaply. Alternatively vintage (older than 20 years) and antique pieces (older than 100 years) were designed to stand the test of time. Reupholstery is not a cheap alternative to new furniture but it will last you much, much longer. Generally reupholstery should be considered for heirloom items, or pieces you LOVE, or items that serve a specific function. In my old house there was this odd little cove where a small antique loveseat fit perfectly! I reupholstered it because it was the only item I’d ever found to fit that space.
WHAT WILL REUPHOLSTERY COST?
Again, reupholstery is not a cheap alternative. You are paying for a skilled craftsperson to make your piece better than new. This includes stripping the piece down (typically to the frame), repairing any damaged framework, retrying springs, cutting and fitting foam, adding other padding, and wrapping the entire thing up in new fabric. Pricing is always customized for each piece depending on the size, the complexity of the work and repairs needed. In some cases a piece can be made simpler to cut down on costs. For example, if you have a tufted piece but want to reduce your cost, I can modify the piece to have a smooth back or use cushions instead.
WHERE DO I FIND FABRIC?
Renovo works with more than a dozen fabric suppliers to help you find the best fabric for the job. Between these suppliers there are close to one million fabric options. Working directly with Renovo to purchase fabric ensures you will be receiving a high quality upholstery fabric that will stand the test of time. In very specific cases we may work with a fabric that you provide yourself (Customers Own Material = COM). You must get these fabrics approved by me before purchase. We reserve the right to refuse any fabric that in our professional opinion will not hold up. Additionally, by providing COM Renovo cannot provide any guarantees as to the durability of the fabric.
DO YOU OFFER PICK UP/DELIVERY?
Yes! For an additional charge we can pick up and/or deliver your furniture in the greater Bozeman, Montana area.