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We offer expert upholstery services. Let me or my team know any question - always glad to help. Jo Griffiths.

Check Recliner Chair in P&S Balmoral Duck Egg Blue.

A recliner chair we delivered to Darlington today. The fabric is P&S Balmoral Duck Egg Blue Check.

We can reupholster any chair in, almost, any fabric and what a difference a new fresh modern fabric can make. As you can see in this example.

Leather and tweed wood chair

Leather and Fabric

This chair now lives in Northallerton. We reupholstered in a Linwood Fabrics weave. Arms and wings are upholstered burgundy leather. A clever combination.

Reupholstery Expert

How to reupholster a Victorian chair by David Harper.

Thanks for your visit David and for using BJ Upholstery in your reupholstery video. It was all rather exciting and lovely to see the small chair on its restoration and reupholstery journey. Learn more about the Football Shirt Chair Jo mentioned. Contact us with any questions.

Bespoke ‘Made To Fit’ Sofa

We handmade a bespoke corner sofa to fit the exact space in this room. Fabric is a Linwood Omega Velvet, colour teal. We added soft fibre back cushions along with foam seat cushions in a soft grade with a fibre top.
Handmade sofas our speciality as well as reupholstery repairs.

Customer made sofas and chairs | Contact us with your requirements.

Nursing Chair Linwood Velvet

Nursing Chair

How amazing does this nursing chair look? Reupholstered in a Linwood fabric called Omega. The fabric is a printed velvet that looks quite stunning and has a lovely silky feel. A one-off creation on a quality chair.

Loose Cover Sofa

Loose Cover Sofa

This is a nice two-seater sofa originally with loose covers. We suggested the sofa would look smarter reupholstered fixed. This way we can achieve a more tailored fit.

The fabric is Ross Aquaclean.

Here is a photo kindly provided by our customer showing the ‘Loose Cover Sofa’ back in its home.

Grandparents Old Rocking Chair

A lovely old rocking chair we reupholstered for a customer.

Our customer told us that is was her grandparents rocking chair that she inherited and it holds many special memories. The sensitive and skilled work done keeps all the character and personality of the chair while breathing new life into it. It looks beautiful!

What a wonderful story – thank you so much for sharing.

Large Sofa

In a lovely blue fabric, this is a unique style sofa we reupholstered. Seen here just delivered to our customers home.

The curved detailed lines are really sharp on this fantastic sofa, we made arm caps for practice reasons as this soft will be used daily and the addition of the large scatter cushions really sets it off.

It’s a particularly large sofa that the customer has owned for years. The lady loved it could not find a replacement, therefore, had this one restored and reupholstered in Linwood Fabrics ‘Forget Me Not’ fabric which is discontinued now. We made the rather fine looking scatter cushions using the customer supplied fabric. Another one I want to take home 🙂

Tub Chair

Pair of Tub Chairs

Local to us, we restored and reupholstered this pair of chairs in a Ross Aquaclean Fabric in grey tweed.

A pair of matching rotating tub chairs. The chairs rotate on a metal circular base. Really interesting contemporary chairs.

Barker sofa

A Modern Take on a Chesterfield Sofa.

I recognised this sofa as soon as I saw it. Originally sold through Barker and Stonehouse furniture shop back in the 1980s. It’s a quality piece of classic furniture, basically a relaxed oversized Chesterfields sofa without the deep buttons. Originally retailed in a Kilim fabric that was slightly rough to the touch, a bit like a Kilim rug, they were super cool, stylish, massive and expensive.

We have reupholstered at least two in the last year, therefore, we know the quality of the frame. This example, our customer purchased for £50 🙂 Now it looks like a few thousand pounds. Stunning.

Ercol pads in Linwood fabric

Ercol seat pads in Linwood fabric

You will be surprised at how new quality sea-pads feel. Often customers will say the padding/foam is fine, indeed it will feel ‘fine’. When compared to replacement modern quality seat foams the difference is huge. So, here we have a set of classic Ercol chairs we made new seat cases for along with new seat foams. Read more about replacing seat foams.

Ercol is a British manufacturer founded in 1920 by a young Italian, Lucian Ercolani. It’s basically the same style and look that has lasted. We have had probably close to 1000 Ercol pieces through the workshop over the years – still a very quality popular classic.

Ercol pads in Linwood fabric
Ercol pads in Linwood fabric

Before and After

A Before and After Chair

The shape of this chair is adorable anyway, covered in newspaper it would still look good :). Here we have restored and reupholstered in a modern velvet with a contrasting back panel. Its something I would have not thought of. Our customer did and it looks great and we made a bespoke unique chair.

PS – You don’t just buy your soft furnishings do you? Design and build to your exact requirements.

Occasional Chair

Occasional Chair, Regency Stripe.

Thanks to our customer for sending a photograph of the chair in its new home. It looks great, the Chatsworth Fabric blends nicely with the wood on the chair what an inviting place to sit.

Spanish Hardwood Dining Chairs

Spanish Dining Chairs

Spanish dining chairs in a black hardwood we reupholstered in the customers own fabric and we supplied the braid.

Spanish Hardwood Dining Chairs
Spanish Hardwood Dining Chairs
Spanish Hardwood Dining Chairs
Spanish Hardwood Dining Chairs
Spanish Hardwood Dining Chairs

Thank you for sending the photos of these stunning Spanish Hardwood Dining Chairs in place in our customers home.

Pair Retro Chairs In Blue Aquclean

Matching Pair of Retro Chairs in Blue

It’s difficult with blue, it can look cold. This matching pair of probably 1950s occasional chairs look tasteful in a french blue, certainly not even cool. An inviting smart and stylish pair of chairs. Indeed this is Ross Aquaclean fabric a fabric you can clean with just water.

Video at the foot of this page

Reproduction Nursing Chair

Reproduction Nursing Chair

Our customer selected a Porter & Stone Fabric in Balmoral Plaid. The citrus colour lifts the chair and modernises to make a perfect occasional chair that is totally unique. We love the braids detail and the way the fabric is lined through the centre and through the buttons.

Terracotta Chair

Designer Chair and Sofa

A fairly traditional looking chair but of good quality. Our customer selected a Linwood velour print fabric. The look of the chair is now something really special, a designer style chair and totally unique that will look stunning in any setting alone or with its matching sofa.