Antique sectional receives 2012 International Achievement Award

Award of Excellence | Nickle Ink Upholstery | Sumner, Iowa

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This project consisted of an antique sectional with two corner pieces and one straight piece that could be rearranged in several positions. Each piece measured approximately 2.5 feet across.

The client originally wanted us to re-cover only one of the pieces to be showcased as a stand-alone piece for an empty space in her house. The pieces belonged to her late grandparents and the material was severely faded and torn. After the first piece was complete, the client was so pleased that she decided to have the final two pieces re-covered as well.

Making the design in the pattern of the material to match up on each piece flowing over the corners and down the front of the chair was the most difficult part of this project as the three pieces needed to match regardless of their arrangement. The client also picked out a beaded gimp to add to the bottom frame of each piece. Attaching the beads was also difficult as we needed to ensure the staples were not visible.

The client was very pleased with all three pieces as were several customers that entered our shop and saw them.


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