Renovating old furniture

TO CHUCK OR TO CHERISH?

Reupholstery this tired but trusty sofa into this with Plumbs fitted covers seen in Mully, Sky fabric

As the new mood for upcycling and reupholstery gathers momentum, one British company holds the key to giving shabby sofas and tatty chairs a new lease of life.

Plumbs, the UK’s number one name in made-to-measure fitted and tailored covers and reupholstery, offers a choice of more than 800 different fabrics for those looking to revitalise or restore tired but trusty furniture.

But how to tell if your furniture is best cherished or chucked? Says Sarah Page, md of the family run company, established more than 60 years ago: