Do you have a physical space?

Can I look at your fabrics and/or talk to you in person?

  • Absolutely!  Please visit us at 208 South Main Street, Three Forks, MT  59752

  • This workshop/retail space is open 10a-5p Wednesday-Saturday (Monday & Tuesday availability by appointment)

What are the pro's and con's?

Is it worth it to reupholstery my chair/couch/etc?

  • This is by far the most common question asked of all upholsters and the short answer is that's really up to you.  Often times, the cost to reupholster a piece can be equal to or more than the cost of replacing that piece.  There are several things to consider before you decide to go ahead or not. 

    • Is the piece a family heirloom?  You might want to spend the money to keep the piece in good shape and be able to preserve it for the next generation.

    • Does the piece have minimal wear or is really well made and just needs new fabric?  You might want to spend the money for a custom slip cover or in some cases a piece can simply be recovered - the old fabric taken off and the inner materials reused and recovered with new fabric.

    • Was the piece inexpensive (maybe a hand-me-down or free from a friend)?  If so, it might be worth it to reupholster the piece instead of investing in something new.

    • Is the piece a unique shape or size, something funky or fits perfectly in a small space?  In these cases you might also want to invest in reupholstering something you just won't find anywhere else.

 

  • Typically newer furniture is made in a quick and inexpensive fashion.  When it's taken apart I find that many of the internal components need to be replaced to ensure the piece will last you a good long time.  I prepare estimates with expected expenses but it can be hard to estimate what may need to be replaced on the inside of the piece.

 

  • The reality is that if you are trying to save money by reupholstering rather than replacing, it's unlikely that you will be able to do so.  Quality craftsmanship is not inexpensive but will give you quality results. 

What will it cost?

What will it cost to reupholster my chair/couch?

  • Pricing is always customized for each piece depending on the size, the complexity of the work and repairs needed.  In some cases a piece can be made simpler to cut down on costs.  For example, if you have a tufted piece but want to reduce your cost, I can modify the piece to have a smooth back or use cushions instead.

 

  • Quotes are free of charge and I can typically send a rough estimate with several pictures of the item to be reupholstered.  A more accurate estimate can be given in person but major repairs can usually only be found once the piece is opened up.  I will communicate any increases in cost due to repair needs before I fix those things just to be sure you have all the information possible and are not suprised by the cost at the end of the project.

What is the process?

How does this process work?

  • First, you send in a few pictures of the project.  Whether that's cushions, or a chair reupholstery, or draperies.  

  • Then I'll send you an estimate of the costs to reupholster the piece.  

  • Once you accept the estimate I will email you with an invoice equal to 50% of the total estimate ffrom my Square account (Square is my credit card processor) that you can pay online - or stop by the store to pay by check. 

  • When the invoice is paid, you are then placed on my work schedule.  At this time I also order the supplies needed for your project (not including fabric). 

  • Once we get closer to your date on the calendar I will send you information about selecting fabric.  When you select a fabric for your project it is paid for at that time.  Then I order the fabric. 

  • Then when all the fabric and supplies have arrived, and we've reached your approximate date on the calendar we will schedule a date for you to bring the piece to the shop (pick and delivery can be arranged for an additional fee).  

  • Finally, I reupholster, or sew the piece and contact you when it's completed.  This step can take time as sometimes there are problems hiding in a chair that can't be seen until it's opened.  Once finished we arrange for you to pick up the piece and pay the final balance due on the project (this payment schedule keeps the amounts due more manageable instead of one huge payment all at once). 

What about fabric?

Do you have fabric?  Do I have to find fabric?

  • ​I'm happy to help with selecting a fabric and will always let you know how much fabric I will need for your project. 

  • Currently my primary supplier is Greenhouse Fabrics.  Greenhouse is a fourth generation family company who offers a wide range of beautiful fabrics for your project!  If you can't find a fabric you like with Greenhouse Fabrics, there are several others to choose from.  Let me know what you're looking for and I'll find it for you!

  • You are welcome to provide your own fabric as long as it meets durability needs and minimum yardage requirements for your project as determined by Renovo. 

 

  • If purchasing fabrics online, ALWAYS order a sample size or small yardage so you can be sure you like the color, texture and style.  Some fabrics have a sheen that can't be seen online and colors don't always match from screen to screen.

What about pickup/delivery?

Do you pickup/deliver or do I need to bring my furntiure to you?

  • Generally clients will need to bring their furniture to me in Three Forks.

  • Pick up and delivery can be arranged for a fee depending on the size of the furniture and the distance from Three Forks. 

  • Please feel free to contact us for more details.

What will it cost?

What will it cost to reupholster my chair/couch?

  • Pricing is always customized for each piece depending on the size, the complexity of the work and repairs needed.  In some cases a piece can be made simpler to cut down on costs.  For example, if you have a tufted piece but want to reduce your cost, I can modify the piece to have a smooth back or use cushions instead.

 

  • Quotes are free of charge and I can typically send a rough estimate with several pictures of the item to be reupholstered.  A more accurate estimate can be given in person but major repairs can usually only be found once the piece is opened up.  I will communicate any increases in cost due to repair needs before I fix those things just to be sure you have all the information possible and are not suprised by the cost at the end of the project.