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Vintage Ottoman Recovery

Updated: Jul 15, 2021

Classic Before

A tired Heywood-Wakefield cushioned stool in need of a brighter future.

The client’s direction: Bright, deep colors in abstract shapes and swirls.

Deconstruction and Planning

The springs needed to be retied, but other than that the bones of this stool were just fine. After a few watercolor sketches it was time to move into the studio. Wool was dyed, fabric stretched, yarn tufted.


After everything was glued, and hand-sewn together, it was time to put things back together again

Refreshed After

My client is super happy with both how this turned out. I'm happy about that and what I learned along the way! Looking forward to the next time I get to recover something.


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