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What is upcycling?

All there is to know about upcycling. You may have heard the term ‘upcycling’ or ‘upcycled’ thrown around online as of late. The word is becoming increasingly popular on online spaces line Etsy and Pinterest. But what actually is upcycling? How exactly does it benefit the environment, and how can you get upcycling yourself? What […]

Is refinishing wooden furniture worth it?

How to tell if a piece of wooden furniture is finished for good. Whether it’s a vintage piece that has been in your family for generations or something that just caught your eye at a flea market, it can often be tricky to place a value – either sentimental or monetary – onto items of […]

How to: Garden furniture maintenance

Here are some tips on patio and garden furniture maintenance and how to give your furniture some TLC this spring. It’s official: spring is here. The clocks have gone forward and the weather is warming up. So, you may be thinking that it’s time to crack out the patio furniture and spend some time in […]

Your Commercial Furniture Repair FAQs: Answered

Take upkeep off your to-do list with commercial furniture repair by Furniture Medic. Furniture in commercial properties can be around for a long time, and upkeep can be arduous. You don’t want to have to fork out to replace all the items in your building, but you might not have the time to ensure the […]

Fall back in love with your old furniture

Fall back in love with your old furniture this Valentine’s Day with Furniture Medic. Do you have some old furniture lying around that could use a little love? Unfortunately, many of us can get very used to our furniture – particularly items that we’ve had a long time. We can become so accustomed to seeing […]

Case Study: Sofa reupholstery

Client problem This client had previously had a leather sofa reupholstered by us and now wanted another sofa to match.  The client had a specific need as she is quite short and wanted to be able to sit on the sofa with her feet touching the ground She also needed a sofa to recover as […]

Avoid flat pack frustration – Top ten tips

To aid the hapless DIY’er and prevent flat pack frustration, the experts at Furniture Medic have produced their ten top tips for success when facing a jigsaw of furniture pieces: Be thorough; it may seem obvious enough but many people go wrong by failing to get the basics right. First give yourself plenty of time, […]

New year, new furniture?

You might be thinking about making all sorts of changes and resolutions in the New Year, but does that have to include replacing old furniture? Happy New Year from all of us at Furniture Medic! If you’re in the resolution making mood, you might be looking at that old bedside table, chair, or desk and […]

5 items you can upcycle as Christmas decorations

Don’t want to shell out for expensive Christmas decorations? We’ve compiled a list of five things that you might have lying around that you can upcycle and give a new lease of life to this Christmas. With Christmas just around the corner, for many it’s decorating season. Whether you’re looking for something creative to do […]

Why you should be restoring your furniture, not replacing it

If you have an old piece of furniture that has long past its best, your first instinct might be to buy a new one and replace it. But there are plenty of reasons why choosing to restore it instead is the better option. It’s better for the environment Now more than ever, we are becoming […]

How to save flood damaged furniture

There are a few ways to save flood damaged furniture and these are the ones we recommend: Take Photographs of your flood-damaged furniture After any home disaster, you should always take photographs of any damage to your property for insurance purposes. Take a wide-angle photo of the affected rooms Take multiple closeup photos of any […]

Restore your furniture instead of replacing it

Are you sitting there contemplating if you should replace or restore an item of your furniture? There are plenty of reasons why restoring your furniture can be a better investment than buying a new piece. Here are some reasons that may push you in the direction of restoring. Something sentimental You may have a bit […]

Organising your furniture ready for Christmas

A lot of us will be taking some time out of this weekend, or during the following week to bring out the Christmas tree from hiding and decorate it with the family. The Christmas tree is the focal point during the festive season, so your furniture is most probably going to have to be reorganised […]

Prolonging the life of your upholstered furniture

We all love our upholstered furniture as it gives us comfort when we’re watching our favourite Netflix documentaries or films. If your furniture is used often you need to ensure you’re looking after it to prolong its life. Top tips for looking after your upholstered furniture Here are our top tips for keeping your furniture […]

Protecting your garden furniture during the colder months

With the weather turning and winter just around the corner, it’s time for your garden furniture to have a well-earned rest. Adverse weather conditions can have an effect on all types of outdoor furniture, be it plastic, wood or metal. Here are some tips to help you know what to do with your furniture during […]

How to extend the life of your upholstered furniture

Having the right piece of upholstered furniture in your home is important for a lot of us, but do you know how to care for it properly? When you invest in a quality piece of furniture, you’ll want to do whatever you can to extend the life of the fabric. Here are some tips to […]

Wooden furniture cleaning & care tips

We all have that one piece of wooden furniture that’s special to us. Maybe it’s a desk that your grandfather built or an antique chair that’s been in your family for generations.  Whatever that piece is, you want to keep it in beautiful condition. With regular care and attention, your wooden furniture can avoid the […]

Earth Day 2020

Earth Day is celebrated every year on April 22nd and was created to flood the world with hope, optimism and action, all around our beautiful planet Earth. The first Earth Day was introduced back in 1970, therefore, celebrating its 50th Birthday this year, and now has over 75,000 partners working together to drive positive action. […]

7 tips for a dog friendly home

If you’re a dog owner, you already know that having a fluffy four-legged friend around can bring an incredible spirit of joy and companionship into your home. Unfortunately, for pet owners, dogs are known to be mischievous and mess is usually their middle name, especially those adorable puppies. If you didn’t know already, April is […]

Healthy home furniture tips

Your home can harbour hundreds of germs and harmful bacteria. Whilst we are all aware of the bugs that lurk in our bathrooms and on kitchen worktops, often we miss other areas of the home that are just as susceptible to causing harm to our health, like our furniture. Wooden Furniture Here at Furniture Medic […]