Before And After Photo Gallery
Here, you'll find links to repair and restoration projects I've done, showing you what's possible.
Feel free to have a good look around ... enjoy!.
Badly Worn, Faded And Stained Couch Restored
I'm ofter asked what is NOT possible to restore. Well, here's a couch about to go to the dump! What do you think? The owner was completely blown away!
Faded Semi-Aniline Leather Couch Redyed
Before and after shots showing what can be done with faded semi-aniline leather furniture.
Worn Out Leather Couch Refinished
After years of use, this young family wanted this old couch restored rather than spend a fortune on replacement. A more modern colour was asked for and I even had the feet modified! As you can imagine,they were thrilled with result!
Faded Leather Couch Colour Blended
This leather couch had been sitting in direct sunlight and the outside back had completely faded. After some colour blending and a bit of artistry, my client was absolutely delighted!
Brown Leather Couch Recoloured
Deanna brought this leather couch to me just after purchasing, and it had been in direct sunlight resulting in fading in certain areas. So what I did was strip away the crusty clear finish, redye to blend in with the surrounding areas, then reseal. One very happy customer!
Wing-Back Leather Chair Restored
This leather chair was about to be dumped. On the way, they turned up at my workshop. The chair had sentimental value and was there anything I could do to save it? Are you kidding!? It came up a treat and customer was delighted.
Red Leather Chesterfield Couch Refinished
Louise has a collection of good quality leather chesterfields. This one was faded and the leather was worn almost through on the seat cushions. Those panels were replaced and I refinished the entire couch to bring it back to life. What do you think?
Damaged Leather Couch Refinished
The print colour was wiped off using a cleaner not suitable for leather, exposing the base colour. Photo on the right showing couch after being refinished
Brians Jag was in need of some work in the upholstery department. Before and after photos here ...
Refinishing Faded Waxed Oiled Leather Chair
Dyed leather is not colour fast when in direct sunlight ... see how much the chair has faded? To make it more colour fast and stain resistant, I refinished the chair with a pigmented system. Client was delighted!
Plaster Damaged Leather Couch Refurbished
This leather couch was sitting in a room while the gib stoppers were hard at work. Seeing it covered in plaster dust, they wiped it down with a wet cloth. Ouch! After a bit of magic, it came up like new!
The leather front seats badly needed some TLC. More photos ...
All the leather was stripped out of this car and completely refinished. See the photos here ...
Mismatched Leather Seats Refinished To Match Original Colour. Have a look at these photos ...
This 1972 Ferrari leather completely refinished to original colour. Here's what I did ...
Here's a 30 year old leather suite I've restored for a local client. Check out the pics ...
These couches were about to be delivered to a client when these deep scuffs were noticed! Have a look at this ...
Here's a relatively new black chair which the leather finish mysteriously started peeling away. Here's what I did with it ...
The finish on this leather couch rubbed off while cleaning up after a small child threw up on it! Have a look at these pics...
Cracked, worn out leather can be a real dissapointment for the owners of these beautiful old classic cars ... but not anymore here's what we did to it...
Take one look at this lounge suite and you'd be forgiven in thinking it was well past its 'used-by-date'. But, even leather in this condition can be brought back from the dead! Have a look at this ...
Here's what often happens to antique (mottled or 2 tone) leather furniture ... the darker top colour wears off exposing the brighter base colour. Looks pretty bad ... but can easily be fixed.
Here's an example of what can be done with faded, damaged leather furniture. This damaged leather couch arrived at my workshop one day. The owner was shifting house and in the process, the movers accidently [ more ...]
A lady brought me this old leather couch and asked if anything could be done with it. She was on her way to the dump, but as a last resort [more ...]
This chair arrived with the outside back and outside arms a completely different colour to the original. Two different types of leather were used. One retained the original colour ...[ more ...]
Here's a good example of what I can do with faded classic car leather. I received a call from a client I hadn't heard from in 10 years. When I was based in Auckland, I did a lot of work for him but [ more ...]
When the owner of this 1951 Bentley showed me the seats, I recommend some panel replacement. "No, no. I want the cracks to remain and the original patina retained", he said. "I want the [more...]
These old Chev seats were so badly cracked, the clients upholsterer told them that a total recover was the only option. However [more ...]