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Chair Restoration and Upholstery

A course by Lucia Giraudo , Upholsterer and Entrepreneur

Upholsterer and Entrepreneur. Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Joined May 2020

Recycle and refurbish your old furniture to give it a second life

  • Best seller English, Spanish
  • 99% positive reviews (666)
  • 14525 students

Recycle and refurbish your old furniture to give it a second life

We already recycle all kinds of products every day, so why don’t we do the same with furniture? After searching for several years, entrepreneur Lucía Giraudo found her professional calling in the recycling and upholstering of old furniture. With Lucia as your guide, learn the skills for refurbishing a chair that has seen better days and see how to upholster it and give it a second life.

Lucia will show you how to disassemble your chair with the right tools. Get a look at which materials are recommended and learn how to differentiate between synthetic and natural fibers. Explore the world of fabrics, how to care for them, and transform that old chair into something totally unique.

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What will you learn in this online course?

18 lessons & 16 downloads

Tools and materials
3 minutes, 39 seconds
Chair scanner
1 minute, 26 seconds
To disarm
18 minutes, 30 seconds
Putty, glue and wash 1
11 minutes, 10 seconds
Apply webbing and sew springs 1
18 minutes, 50 seconds
The filling 1
16 minutes, 14 seconds
English, Spanish
  • 99% positive reviews (666)
  • 14525 students
  • 18 lessons (2h 37m)
  • 16 additional resources (8 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: English, Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Recycle an old chair and transform it into something one-of-a-kind by going through the entire restoration and upholstery process.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

Interior designers, textile designers, and anyone interested in recycling furniture.

Requirements and materials

No specific knowledge is necessary to take this course.

This course requires some basic materials that are easily found at home or a hardware store. You will also need a stapler, a webbing strap, a crimping tool (optional), clamps, webbing, tacks, upholstery pins, waxed thread, old fabric, foam rubber, canvas, wadding, and upholstery fabric.


14525 Students
666 Reviews
99% Positive ratings
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Lucia Giraudo

A course by Lucia Giraudo

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Upholsterer and Entrepreneur

Lucia Giraudo is an entrepreneur from Argentina who, after a long professional search, found her calling in upholstery and recycling old furniture. Most of the knowledge and techniques she uses have been developed from her experience.

She is passionate about fabrics, textures, paints, and colors. She works on each project with special care and attention, adapting to the unique needs of each client. She enjoys giving a new life to furniture and keeping its history alive by updating them with new techniques and finishes.


  • U1


    • Presentation
    • Influences
    • What will we do in the course?
  • U2


    • Introduction to upholstery
    • Traditional upholstery vs Modern upholstery
    • Tools and materials
  • U3

    Disassembly and preparation of the structure

    • Chair scanner
    • To disarm
    • Putty, glue and wash 1
    • Putty, glue and wash 2
  • U4

    Arming the chair

    • Apply webbing and sew springs 1
    • Attach webbing and sew springs 2
    • The filling 1
    • Filler 2
    • The cloth
    • The backup
    • Final Canvas
    • Studs
  • FP

    Final project

    • Chair Restoration and Upholstery

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Domestika's courses are online classes that provide you with the tools and skills you need to complete a specific project. Every step of the project combines video lessons with complementary instructional material, so you can learn by doing. Domestika's courses also allow you to share your own projects with the teacher and with other students, creating a dynamic course community.

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The courses are divided into different units. Each one includes lessons, informational text, tasks, and practice exercises to help you carry out your project step by step, with additional complementary resources and downloads. You'll also have access to an exclusive forum where you can interact with the teacher and with other students, as well as share your work and your course project, creating a community around the course.

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Chair Restoration and Upholstery. Craft course by Lucia Giraudo Best seller

Chair Restoration and Upholstery

A course by Lucia Giraudo
Upholsterer and Entrepreneur. Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Joined May 2020
  • 99% positive reviews (666)
  • 14525 students