A MODERN BLOG FOR THE MIDCENTURY ENTHUSIAST
Your DIY Upholstery Supply Source
Did you know that Lewis Interiors is a leader in providing all of the DIY upholstery supplies you need for completing a makeover on your favorite Mid Century Modern piece? We have TONS of amazing MCM-inspired fabric to choose from! We also have tack strips, jute, adhesive, etc... exactly what you need! Our DIY upholstery supply store products are all professional grade. You will find the exact tools and materials that we have used for years in our full-service upholstery shop and on our own custom furniture. We're always adding new supplies, so check back often!
Ted & John Lewis of Lewis Interiors are trained master upholsters specializing in Mid Century Modern and custom handcrafted furniture. These talented craftsman have over a decade of upholstery and refinishing experience. Lewis Interiors has tried nearly every product available on the market. Take the guess work out of the equation! We are excited to offer our time-tested favorite products to upholsterers and DIY-fanatics all over the world!
Our DIY upholstery supply items are available on our website and eBay! Check it out!
How to Clean Chrome
Have you ever passed up a piece of beautiful chrome furniture and said to yourself “it’s a great design, but the chrome is too rusty and tarnished”? Never again! Here is Lewis Interiors 3-step quick and easy process for how to clean chrome that will help you resurrect even the most seemingly worn out chrome pieces.
You will be AMAZED at how strong and resilient chrome is. We have used this time-tested method at Lewis Interiors for many years to revive hundreds of chrome pieces! If you are still having trouble and need help, we welcome you to contact us for more tips!
Are you wondering how to clean a lampshade? The 5-step method below is intended to help you learn how to clean a fabric lampshade, as well as a plastic one, but not a cardboard lampshade. These simple steps are time-tested by Lewis Interiors. We have developed and used this exact method to clean MANY vintage and retro lampshades over the years with great results. You won't be disappointed!
Lewis Interiors also has an amazing selection of vintage and retro lamps in our eBay store. Check them out!
Best Way to Clean Vinyl Records
Are you wondering how to clean a vinyl record? Let's help you out! We have found the best way to clean vinyl records because we have been buying, selling and listening to them for so many years now. Cleaning your vinyl records can easily be done with the proper setup and materials. Use these steps for a DIY approach of perfecting your vinyl collection. At Lewis Interiors, we use an easy 7-step process to clean a vinyl record:
-Sturdy board (13"x13" or larger)
-2 microfiber towels
-Flat paint sponge
-Spray bottle filled with 90% distilled water & 10% rubbing alcohol (must use 91% Isopropyl Alcohol)
Tweed Fabric Suppliers
In it's official definition, "Tweed is a rough, woolen fabric, of a soft, open, flexible texture, resembling cheviot or homespun, but more closely woven. It is usually woven with a plain weave, twill or herringbone structure. Color effects in the yarn may be obtained by mixing dyed wool before it is spun." In the Lewis Interiors definition, great tweed fabric starts here!
As the Internet's premier tweed fabric suppliers, this timeless upholstery product definitely our favorite fabric to use when building or refurbishing furniture. Why? Because it's durable, quality fabric that almost everyone can agree on! Our favorite color to use is classic gray.... and we use many shades of gray tweed (maybe not 50 Shades of Gray, but close!). What is your favorite color of tweed? What is your favorite furniture fabric?
Lewis Interiors loves everything modern, vintage, & retro! Specializing in MCM and custom built furniture, Lewis Interiors has a wealth of knowledge and experience!