Are you saddled with an heirloom piece of furniture that doesn’t suit your decor? Or perhaps you’ve found a piece in a second-hand store that you simply love the shape of?

If you have basic sewing skills, you can master common upholstering techniques.

Imagine taking a chair that looks like this…

Slipper chair before

… and with upholstery tools and techniques that are virtually the same as those used 200 years ago, follow the step-by-step instructions from Better Homes & Gardents to turn it into this…

Slipper chair - after

You may also use these techniques on anything from upholstered headboards to wall panels. Of course, the option always remains to outsource it to a pro but now you have the option!