If you have an old piece of furniture, reupholstering is a great alternative to buying especially if it is an antique piece. Doing it yourself instead of taking it to a professional allows you to use your creativity. With reupholstering, you also get to choose the exact fabric to use on the furniture and it takes a shorter time than when you make an order for custom furniture. Before you start on your reupholstering project, you need to choose the fabric you will use. Choose quality fabric specifically designed for upholstery. This fabric will last longer and also tends to be stain free. The fabric should also match the rest of the furniture in the room.
When you want to upholster and old piece of furniture, you should also choose the right tools. Some of the tools that you will need include, needle nose pliers, staple gun, rubber mallet, a pair of scissors, glue gun and welting.