Category Archives: Restoration

wing chair

Wing Chair

This wing chair, a fireside wing-back chair, is a turn of the century classic. The inside back panel you can see is a coordinating pattern fabric. The fabric is the original fabric of the chair our customer wanted to retain as it is a reminder of her late husband who loved the chair.

Linwood omega velvet fabric is what we chose to compliment the original fabric. The customer is delighted with the result and so are we – it looks just lovely.

utility rocking chair

Rocking Chair

This is a utility rocking chair. Utility furniture was furniture produced in the United Kingdom during and directly after World War II.


This has been in the same family and has witnessed good and bad times.
Reupholstered in a fabric by P&S, tartan. Framed cleaned and waxed leaving the historical patina.

Loose covers for sofa - detail

Uplift, repair, and return service​.

Repairs.
All types of repairs. Our Uplift, repair, and return service will fix the most common problems like the broken frame, replace springs and repair the under-seat platform. Ask for a specific quote. Prices include repair parts but may require additional parts like new bespoke foams or sprung units – please ask for a quote.  The uplift and repair service is £600

This standard service came from in the past collecting a sofa for repair and then collecting it again later for further repairs. Realise that it is far more cost-effective to uplift repair and refurbish a sofa all in one go.

What is covered in the price

The uplift and return delivery to your home. Check and make good the frame, springs, webbing and any other issues like ripped platform.

Every job is different. Usually, a sofa will come into the workshop for one repair item, while it is there we check and repair all as stated above included in the price.

An Example

A customer contacted us to repair a ripped platform (the fabric liner under the seat cushions). We suggested the Uplift, repair, and return service​. On investigation we found the cause of the ripped platform was sagging springs. So we replace the serpentine springs.

Additions can be new bespoke foam seat cushions, fibre back cushions, replacement legs and new seat cases. New feather inner cases to order.

Knole Sofa

Knoll Sofa

A nice example of a modern knole style sofa in Linwood Omega velvet print. The black sofa is already in place. We added new large scatter cushions in the Omega print to complement the newly upholstered sofa.

When your living room looks like this, would you ever go out?

Information: The original Knole Settee (also known as the Knole Sofa) is a couch chair that was made in the 17th century, probably around 1640. It is housed at ‘Knole’ in Kent, a house owned by the Sackville-West family since 1605 but now in the care of the National Trust.

Victorian Chair

Years in Storage

This very pretty and delicate chair was stored by the customer for years in the garage with the intention to have it restored in the future. Our customer decided to have it reupholstered when she moved house (So we collected it from one address and delivered it to another).

It is a Victorian chair; we cleaned and waxed the wood, restored the internals and reupholstered it in the customer’s own fabric. Learn more about reupholstery fabrics

Look at the beautiful curve at the top of the back, the pleated arm fronts and the delicate braid edging – just lovely style and quality design.

Victorian Chaise Lounge

Victorian Chaise

A lovely Victorian Chaise Lounge.  We have reupholstered some 100s of chaise lounge.  Mostly Victorian and Georgian and some modern versions, they were particularly popular in Victorian days.  This example is unusual as it has a metal frame.  A total refurbishment and reupholster, we think she looks delightful in blue and we love the curved form of the front edge.  The fabric is a Linwood Italian velvet in a teal blue. Delivered to our customer in Darlington.

Where would you find such a quality classic like this in modern retail shops? – I’m in love.

See more chaise lounge completed jobs

 

Pub Reupholstery

Pub Reupholstery

We have just refurbished the bench seating and stools for this lovely traditional pub.

Pub Reupholstery

We have restored and reupholstered some 100’s of pub stools, chairs and bench seats over the tears. Reach out to book a quote. You can ship the items to us or we can collect them.

Check Recliner Chair

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.

Check recliner chair close
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.

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.