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Leather Furniture Repair: The Most Common Damages to Leather Furniture

Leather Furniture Repair: The Most Common Damages to Leather Furniture

Leather furniture is often a staple piece of the home. It is expensive, comfortable, durable, and exudes high quality. While it may be one of the most durable forms of covering to adorn a piece of furniture with, it is not invincible. Leather furniture has its own Achilles’ heel — quite a few actually. If you’re looking to buy a piece of leather furniture, it’s important to take some time to learn what some of the most common causes of damage are that can ultimately lead to the need for leather furniture...

5 Simple Furniture Restoration Tips for Long Lasting Furniture

5 Simple Furniture Restoration Tips for Long Lasting Furniture

When it comes to buying furniture, you’re oftentimes investing in a piece of furniture that is meant to last more than just a few years. Unlike buying a blanket, which is generally thrown out after a few years of heavy use, you want to get the most bang for your buck. Why throw something out when you can take a few precautions along the way to extend its life?

Furniture restoration may seem daunting, but it’s actually a perfect weekend or rainy day project. With a few simple tips, we’ll have...

Upholstery Repair: The Most Common Causes of Damage and How to Protect Your Furniture

Upholstery Repair: The Most Common Causes of Damage and How to Protect Your Furniture

Accidents happen when we least expect them – and they always seem to have a knack for happening around our best furniture! You don’t only need to watch out for the person with a glass of red wine sitting on your white couch—some common causes of furniture upholstery damage aren’t even visible to the naked eye. Let’s walk through some of these common causes of damage and how to protect against each of them.

Sunlight 

Sunrooms are often some of the most inviting and invigorating rooms of a house – but as any...

4 Leather Furniture Restoration Ideas

4 Leather Furniture Restoration Ideas

Leather is particularly susceptible to many of our day-to-day accidents and routines that tend to wear down furniture. Most families’ leather couches sport some sort of apparent flaw, and while jarring at first, is eventually accepted as the cost of having leather furniture. A lot of these flaws even have good stories behind them (like the time the dog punctured the leftmost cushion), but nonetheless you’d probably prefer they weren’t there in the first place.

Although leather furniture restoration gets a really bad rap, there are a few tips and tricks...

How to Remove White Watermarks from Wood Furniture

How to Remove White Watermarks from Wood Furniture

Let’s not beat around the bush here; white watermarks on wood furniture are an eyesore. They’re like a punishment to the coaster-refusing beverage drinkers of the world, and a not-so-subtle reminder that a sweating glass of ice-cold water should never touch wood. But alas, we wouldn’t be having this conversation if it wasn’t a prevalent problem, would we?

Watermarks occur when the moisture from a glass becomes trapped in the finish. This is when a white ring forms. Now, if you have dark rings, that means the moisture has reached the...

Signs That Your Furniture Needs Professional Upholstery Cleaning

Signs That Your Furniture Needs Professional Upholstery Cleaning

In the everyday course of life, it is often difficult to remember to frequently clean furniture, let alone how to clean different types. Wood furniture has a different technique than fabric furniture upholstery, which varies from leather furniture, and so on. In the case of leather and wood furniture, it’s not always necessary to resort to a professional cleaning, because there are plenty of products to buy for the household. When it comes to fabric furniture upholstery, it will oftentimes be significantly easier to consult a professional cleaning service. Of...

7 Tips on How to Care for Antique Furniture

7 Tips on How to Care for Antique Furniture

Antique furniture pieces, though beautiful and filled with memories, are some of the trickiest in the home to care for. Refinishing or careful cleaning are always options (with the right tools and knowledge), but the best route to ensuring your antique furniture lasts longer is through planned preservation. Of course, not everyone is an expert planner, so the seven tips below will detail not only preservation methods, but also ways to care for your antique furniture later in its life.

Reduce UV Light Exposure

Ultraviolet (UV) light is what’s responsible for giving...

How to Protect a White Leather Sofa from Damage and Stains

How to Protect a White Leather Sofa from Damage and Stains

Some might say the white leather couch is the chameleon of couches. It can act as the statement piece in a gray-walled room, or blend into a simplistic all-white space. White leather couches can be spruced up with a couple of bright pillows, or toned down with patterned off-white ones. Any way it’s incorporated into a room’s décor, there’s no denying one factor: it exudes luxury, modernity and elegance.

So we ask, what’s not to love about this piece of furniture that seemingly has no flaws? Probably what you guessed: it...

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