Ever since buying my first place I have always made my own soft furnishings.  After having my two children and spending a few years as a full time Mum, I was itching to learn something new.  I had always fancied learning to upholster, so when I came across a course at the local adult education centre I leapt at the chance and enroled.  I spent three or four years I have been learning all the traditional skills and techniques of upholstery.

I have developed a real passion for tranforming pieces of furniture. I find it hard to resist walking past a junk shop without popping into to look for something with potential.

Working from my country home on the Kent / East Sussex borders and in between the school runs, I now take on a range of upholstery projects,  from occasional chairs and footstools to ottomans and daybeds.  I also make made to measure curtains and blinds and other soft furnishings.

I was asked to teach upholstery classes in Tonbridge for Kent Adult Education, which I did for a couple of years before deciding to start up my own upholstery classes at Eridge Village Hall.  These weekly classes and one day workshops have proved to be very popular.  More more details see the ‘courses page’.


I have started this blog to inspire people to take a look at what they have already got, whether it’s a family heirloom or something more modern, and to see if it could be given a new lease of life by reupholstering it.

By recycling furniture you will not only be doing you bit for the environment, but creating something unique that you won’t find on the high street.

I hope to update this blog regularly with details of projects I have been recently working on.  If you are interested, do subscribe and follow my work, and feel free to leave any comments.

For more information about my services, go to my website www.carolineranceupholstery.co.uk or contact me at contact@carolineranceupholstery.co.uk

Caroline x