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FURNITURE UPCYCLING

We bring tired and out of date furniture into more fashionable designs which painting and reupholstery techniques.

 

FABRIC DEER HEAD

Wall hanging of sculpted fabric deer head using recyled materials, Click more to view on the Shaboratory Etsy

 

TUTORIALS AVAILABLE

You can watch some of our tutorials online and also contact us for some upholstery and upcycling classes.

 

FABRIC DESIGN

We have a range of our own fabrics available to custom order.
YOU WILL NOT FIND THESE SOLD ELSEWHERE.

 

WELCOME TO THE SHABORATORY.

WINGBACK CHAIR UPHOLSTERY SPECIALISTS, FABRIC DESIGNS AND HOME DECOR.

 

ABOUT US

SHABORATORYThe Shaboratory began in March 2015 in Wigan, England. It is the collaboration of creative furniture upcyclists who offer reupholstery, painting & waxing and fabric design. We specialise in wingback chair reupholstery and together we make beautiful and original pieces of furniture from our discovered projects. We maintain a high standard when finishing our furniture and invite you to view our gallery. Please feel free to contact us regarding items in our gallery or a custom peice of furniture.

  • PAINTING

    FURNTIURE

    SHABORATORY

    We specilaise in chalk painting and finishing wax to breath new life into old furniture, we try to use bold and bright colours to create furniture that really pops.

    My favourites Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, Annie Sloan Dark Wax, Annie Sloan light Wax.

  • UPHOLSTERY

    FURNITURE

    SHABORATORY

    We use high power tools to redesign Wing back Chairs and upholstered seating .

    Too many beautifully shaped seats go into landfill because the fabric has worn through, simply reupholstering the furniture and replacing the foam can give a peice of furniture another decade of useage.

  • CRAFT

    SMALLER ITEMS

    SHABORATORY

    We are also able to offer a range of original fabric designs created by Stacey Kelly, purachasable by the metre.

    We also offer custom made patchwork blankets and cushion covers perfect for baby showers or birthday gifts.

  • ART

    DESIGN AND PRINT

    SHABORATORY

    We build sculptures such as decorative animal head wall hangings, these can be painted or knitted.

    We also offer homemade blackboards and sentimental painted frames with custom signs for special occasions.

 

GALLERY

Skills, Upholstery, Painting, Waxing, Annie Slaon, Shabby Chic // Upcycling, custom signs, Patchworking, Cushion Covers, Fabric Design, Furniture Design.

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TEAM

About Our Team// We are a band of hard working, creatives and we offer a wide range of craft and reconditioning services for furniture, fabric and art. We can custom build you your desired piece or you can look at whats available in our gallery. Most of our projects are original "one offs" so it is important to join our mailing list for updates of new furniture or fabric designs

  • STACEY KELLY

    Stacey put together a workshop to begin reupholstering wingback chairs and also upcycling furniture in 2014. She now has professional equipment and an excellent team of designers to assist with refurbishing household goods. Wingback chairs are her speciality but Stacey has also created her own ranges of cotton drill printed fabrics and has created fabric sculptures. She uses Annie Sloan paint to inject colour into the refurbished furniture. CONTACT stacey@shaboratory.co.uk

  • KATIE WALTERS

    Katie Walters is excellent with the sewing machine and has mastered the art of the patchwork blanket. Her love of colour has made her an ideal candidate for the Shaboratory team. After building her first chair she became dedicated to the artform. A great eye for fabrics and imagination for marrying colours. She uses Annie Sloan paint to inject colour into the refurbished furniture. CONTACT Katie@shaboratory.co.uk

  • JANINE HAYES

    Janine Heyes is skilled in Wingback chair reupholstery and a number of crafts, she has upcycled old frames to create stylish chalk boards and has a flare for interior design. Janine is also skilled at decoupage and sewing picnic blankets. With a keen eye for quality Janine is a valubale team member when selecting new fabrics to recover the chairs. CONTACT janine@shaboratory.co.uk

THE WING BACK BRING BACK COMPETITION

AUTHOR: STACEY KELLY // CATEGORY: COMPETITION

Watch out for our exciting reupholstery competitions. The chance to win prizes and a chance at the annual "SHABORATROPHY" We will enter your work into different categories such as:

THROUGH HELL AND BACK AWARD - The chair that started in the worst condition and transformed into an amazing swan.

THE SMART ARSE AWARD - The chair that demonstrates the best quality and attention to detail.

THE HOURGLASS AWARD- The chair that has the best curves & most succesful reupholstery thereof.


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CONTACT US

Address // Flat 1, 107 Dicconson St
Wigan Wn1 2BA

Etsy Shop // click here

Telephone nr. // 07510906241