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Upholsterer Leanne Watts Money For Nothing

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Leanne Watts is a furniture upholsterer and artisan maker on BBC One’s Money for Nothing. She started her upholstery journey in 2015, studying upholstery at night school whilst her three children were in bed. In 2019, Leanne set up her upholstery business ‘The Upholstery Lady’.

Leanne has worked on Aldi’s Christmas TV campaign, featured in OK Magazine, hosted workshops and showcased at interior tradeshows. Her creations have been stocked at Twig & Bents Garden & Home. She worked with MC Construction at the Manchester City Academy.

Leanne comes from a family of upcyclers. Her inherent creativity was nurtured by her grandmother Normski, the original upcycling queen.

“Together, we repurposed and fixed up old things, everything was handmade and homemade, and nothing made us happier,” said Leanne. “When I became a Mum myself and as my family grew, I had a developing interest in multifunctional furniture that infused comfort and storage.”

Leanne Watts Money For Nothing

Upholsterer Leanne Watts is an artisan maker on the BBC show “Money For Nothing”. The BBC One upcycling series is presented by Sarah Moore, Jacqui Joseph and JJ Chalmers.

In May 2022, Leanne wrote on Instagram: “I’m so so proud to announce that I will be appearing alongside a long line of exceptionally talented folk, as an artisan on the BBC1 show Money for Nothing, and I’ve upholstered my first couple of chairs for the show.”

“They are metal framed, traditionally upholstered, fluted back chairs. Upholstered using beautiful printed velvets by @artoftheloomuk these chairs have been stripped back to their bear frames and rebuilt with new materials. The legs and frame work have been painted in paint which has been colour matched to the linwood fabric pipping. I’m absolutely buzzin with how they’ve turned out!”


Leanne Watts’ Instagram handle is the_upholstery_lady.