Fine furniture: McDonald and Hartshorne

In 2007 the retail store of McDonald and Hartshorne was in Manchester Street. It mainly stocked Danske Møbler furniture, along with New Zealand made furniture from both local and nationwide suppliers.     February 2011 brought serious changes to the business and it returned to doing what it did best when it first began back […]

The re-upholstery renaissance: McDonald Hartshorne

If nothing else, Covid-19 has had us focus on tackling those backburner projects. Many have spruced their homes with a new paint job, and while that goes a long way to aesthetic enhancement, shabby furniture can let the whole project down. Artisan re-upholsterer McDonald and Hartshorne shares some wisdom on remedying that situation:     […]

Restoring greatness: McDonald and Hartshorne

Do you have a treasured piece of furniture you’d love to restore, but are unsure where to begin? Calling McDonald and Hartshorne Upholstery for a free, no-obligation quote is the best place to start.     The Christchurch-based re-upholsterers have more than 100 years combined industry experience, specialising in household furniture, re-upholstery, refurbishment, commercial jobs […]

Transforming heirlooms

Bringing a new lease of life to a well-loved piece of furniture is McDonald and Hartshorne’s speciality. One such piece of family heritage – a cherished rocking chair – belongs to a client, Abigail.       “My great, great grandfather is believed to be the original owner of the rocking chair, dating back to the […]

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New lease on life: you don’t have to say goodbye to old favourites anymore thanks to McDonald and Hartshorne

There is much satisfaction in bringing a new lease of life to a well-loved piece of furniture and that is McDonald and Hartshorne’s specialty. “Customers are often amazed at our ability to return furniture to its former glory, or even better,” says Steve McDonald. “The work may be painstaking and require absolute attention to detail, […]