We recently restored, refinished and re-upholstered several pieces of heirloom furniture for Elissa R. from Huntington Station, NY. Here’s what she had to say:
I have long believed that the quality of furniture available in today’s market does not compare to that of past generations. So when family members no longer wanted pieces of furniture that appeared to be past their prime (bedroom set, camel-back sofa, several chairs, etc.) from the early to mid 1900’s, I took them. I finally decided to have the pieces refinished, restored and reupholstered as part of a larger renovation project. I contacted CLS. Ray evaluated the pieces and provided recommendations. Some items he indicated were not worth the investment to repair. The quote was not inexpensive but I had received CLS as a referral and anticipated this. I also knew that they did quality work.
CLS made the process easy. They picked up all of the furniture, treating it with care. There was no pressure from them to rush through the job. I made several visits to their showroom/shop first meeting with the team who stripped off the old stain on several pieces so that I could evaluate different options of stain colors and choose how I wanted them refinished. I also re-purposed an original TV cabinet from the 1940’s into a liquor/wine cabinet and collaborated with the craftsman to rebuild the interior.
I met with Marisa who pulled every fabric book in the showroom until I found several combination options to reupholster my sofa and chairs. They were very patient, allowing me to take the books home, evaluate how it would blend with the larger renovation.
When it was completed, they delivered the pieces back to me with the utmost care.
ALL of the pieces came out EXTRAORDINARY. The furniture was transformed and brought back to life while maintaining all of the original inlaid wood and hardware. The wood was revived to its rich color and the hardware was shiny again. The sofa and chairs were transformed bringing together the design and feel of traditional furniture with with a transitional updated feel through the upholstery.
CLS’s quality craftsmanship is an art evidenced by the outcome.