“We were recommended to Ro as someone who could do a really good job of reupholstering our lovely but rather tired-looking occasional chair, and she lived up to her reputation. As well as advising us on suitable fabrics, she supplemented the padding and provided a fire-retardant lining. There was sufficient fabric left that she made a cushion and arm caps and also suggested covering a stool, which we asked her to do for us. This was also beautifully done. All of the work was carried out in a very reasonable timeframe and we were delighted with the quality.”

Mrs Peters of Walton-on-Thames

“Delighted with my newly upholstered early Victorian armchair. Everything that you have done for me in the past has been great but this particular chair required imagination and great skill which you showed in abundance – many many thanks.”

Suzy (Godalming)

“When I moved to my new home – I had so many old chairs and stools that I had inherited etc., and they were all scruffy and needed a total ‘ make-over’. I didn’t know which way to turn until my cousin Angela recommended Rosemary at Sit Down Chairs. Well – Ro is a ‘problem solver ‘ – not only did she cover countless old chairs for me but she also was so helpful in recommending colours/styles of fabric etc., and this was brilliant because I have absolutely no sense of colour or co-ordination at all!

“Ro came to my house and collected all the items that needed re-covering and duly returned them and wow – they all looked superb. In fact they were perfect workmanship. Ro will offer subtle advice on colours and fabrics and above all she will never suggest anything or push any fabrics that are not suitable for your home/environment or what you really want – Ro is a true, reliable professional.”

“A truly genuine lady with a great flair and exceptional value for money”

“Having a keen interest in antique furniture I was anxious to find a good upholsterer for some chairs. I found Sit Down Chairs in the local paper some years back and have been so impressed with the quality of the work, to the extent that I have recommended various friends who have also had sets of chairs etc recovered and been delighted.

“Rosemary offers an excellent service – visiting, collecting, delivering and advising during the process of the work – therefore providing plenty of opportunity to address ‘unseen’ issues or alter choices before completion. She supplied fabric samples in line with my requirements, which I found extremely helpful and in fact was able to create new ideas with colour schemes. She is very thorough and totally professional in all aspects of her work which is reflected in her enthusiasm in looking forward to a beautifully finished product. I have since given her many different projects with which I have been delighted and certainly have no hesitation in recommending her.”

Mrs R Ramsay



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