Leather Button Back Chair

Leather Reupholstery

Leather Reupholstery, repairs and adjustment

When completing leather reupholstery we only use high-quality leather hides for durability, comfort, and aesthetic appeal. Mass-produced leather pieces simply cannot match the thickness, durability, and luxurious feel of our carefully selected hides. So, if you’re considering reupholstering your leather furniture, choose wisely and invest in our quality leather hides. Your furniture will thank you for it, and you’ll enjoy the benefits for years to come. 

One of the significant advantages of using high-quality leather hides is their thickness. The hides we use measure between 3-4 mm, providing a robust and sturdy material for reupholstering. In contrast, mass-produced leather sofas often use hides that are thinly stretched or even actually fabric with a ‘leather’ spray.

Mass-produced pieces are more prone to tearing, cracking, and wearing out over time. They lack the structural integrity required to withstand regular use and can quickly deteriorate, leaving your furniture looking worn out and shabby.

Moreover, the leather hides we use provide a more luxurious and premium feel to your furniture. The thickness adds substantial weight to the upholstery, making it feel substantial and high-end. When you sit on a piece of furniture reupholstered with thick leather, you can immediately feel the difference in quality. 

In addition to the thickness, the quality of the leather hides we use is another significant factor that sets us apart from mass-produced options. We meticulously source our hides from reputable suppliers who prioritise quality over quantity.

The natural grains, textures, and variations in the leather add character and charm to the furniture. Each hide is unique and we cut around any marks to present your furniture to look the best. 

Reupholstery Experts. High-Quality Reupholstery. We restore and reupholster quality, important, historic, antique, and retro soft furnishings 

bespoke handmade footstools

Bespoke Footstool

Bespoke Handmade Footstools

Here are two bespoke handmade footstools we made for customers.

Both share the same wood legs, one is natural and the other is mid-oak. Trimmed in upholstery tacks on the leg top and the large footstool is trimmed along all the edges.

You can design your bespoke footstool, reach out to talk about your footstool vision.

A pair of Victorian occasional chairs

A Pair Of Victorian Occasional Chairs

Look down to see a ‘before’ photo. We totally stripped, restored the inner springing, webbing and checked the frame, re-padded and reupholstered. The wood was cleaned, re-polished and in keeping castors fitted.

More Victorian furniture we have restored and reupholstered

Victorian chair


Duresta Specialist

All Duresta models restored, reupholstered, and altered as required.

BJ Upholstery in Darlington | Design it your way | Free Estimates | High-Quality Reupholstery Experts. We restore quality, important, historic, antique, and retro soft furnishings

Geometric pattern chair

Reupholstery Progress

Geometric pattern chair | We don’t often catch furniture as we reupholster in the workshop often but we did catch this great occasional contemporary chair on the bench and then in our customer’s home. The fabric was provided by our customer, a Geometric pattern that really makes the chair stand out as a design piece.

Pieces like this are artwork that we can sit on (if allowed).

Ikea Chairs

This pair of curved wood chairs were originally from Ikea. We re-covered in the deep burgundy fabric provided by our customer | Ikea Chairs.



Made-to-order footstools: any size, style, height or fabric.

Loose cover country house oversized sofa

Loose Cover Sofa

We made a looses cover for the body and cushions for this beautifully dimensioned large sofa.

The sofa design is a country house oversized sofa with a rolling soft back and arms. Our customer provided the print fabric from Linwood Fabrics. This is a lovely Country House sofa to keep forever.



One of our favourites, Duresta are extremely well made robust and classically stylish soft furnishings. Contemporary in design, they are a modern classic that can be restored and redesigned many times.

We reupholstered this delightful Duresta chair in the customer’s own fabric from a village near Whitby.

Duresta | BJU are Duresta specialists. Repairs, restoration and reupholstery. We even re-sized a three-seater sofa to a two-seater sofa to fit perfectly into a bay window. Here is a recently completed reupholstered Duresta sofa reupholstered in a Ross flat weave fabric.

Specialist in: Sherborne – Duresta – Vale Bridgecraft – Parker knoll – Ercol – Cintique. All top brands are restored, reupholstered, and altered as required.

Nursing Chair

Nursing Chairs

You can design a super corner filler or occasional chair. You can design the style, fabric, and trim. Add a button back or plain, add a cushion or change the wood colour. Some completed upholstery examples are shown below.