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BJ Upholstery provides reupholstery and repair services in Barnard Castle. Market town in Co Durham.

1960s Sofabed Sofa

1960s Sofabed Sofa

Yes, this sofa is sixty years old. Made in the fab 1960s and purchased second-hand many years ago by our customer. Should they restore it or not was the question. They are so glad they did – delighted.

It is lovely and a design classic that will appreciate in value as an original retro classic.

1960s Sofabed Sofa
1960s Sofabed Sofa
1960s Sofabed Sofa
Victorian Chair Gold Velvet2

Victorian Chair In Velvet Gold

Reupholstered for your customer some 15 years ago in a chintz cotton fabric this chair looked more suited to sit in a conservatory or by a french window. It was destined for our customer’s newly renovated Victorian bedroom so our customer selected a Linwood Velvet in Gold Sand. I wish I had a photograph of the chair before as the difference is quite amazing. I’d hardly recognise the chair.

Victorian Chair Gold Velvet

This is a rare example of a very high-quality chair, the suggestion that it is very high quality when it was made is the sprung arms. Yes, actual springs are set into the top of each arm and tied-in then covered with a heavy wadding. Tricky to do but, as always, our pleasure resurrecting a quality classic like this for many more years use.

Howard Chair

A Howard Chair

These are a delightful design. Known as a ‘Howard Chair’ after the original manufacturer in London. There are many variations of this plain but distinctively styled chair. They fit in a modern and a traditional home. We can make a new version to order but this was one we restored.

Howard Chair
Howard Chair
Caravan sofa

Caravan Seating Reupholstered

Caravan chair

Caravans of old were fixed to the caravan frame and usually built as a bench for conversion to beds as needed. The modern caravan now often have free-standing soft furniture that is bespoke made to optimise the caravan space. This is a great example; The chair is just slightly smaller than the standard home chair and the design optimises all space. The sofa is slightly angled and comes apart for fitting an removal.

Reupholstered in a high quality upholstery grade fabric. It looks really clean and modern – we love it.

20's Drop Arm Sofa

1920’s Drop Arm Sofa

These were extremely popular in the early 1900’s, therefore, we see a lot of them. A sofa that can turn into a chaise long and an occasional bed. The arm has a substantial metal mechanism to ‘drop’ the arm.

The quality of build is extremely robust, I know this from experience as I have owned one for over twenty years.  Mine has moved house at least three times and has lived in the lounge, hall, bedroom, holiday cottage and now sits in the kitchen.  Kids have used it as a climbing frame and I sat on it last night – it’s in perfect condition.  A 100-year-old sofa – Truly amazing.

Chair in Linwood Tweed

A Restored Circa 1972 Bridgecraft suite

Bridgecraft suite bought in 1972 rarely used only on special occasions. Fully refurbished in beautiful Linwood fabric. A complete transformation from the original dralon with ruching. We now have this modern woven fabric with simple piping and no fringe.

Sofa in Linwood Tweed

The 2 fireside chairs were fully restored in Linwood woolen tartan fabulous compliment to the suite.

Chair in Linwood Tweed

And a lovely touch child’s rocking chair long in the family covered in the tartan. Very cute and perfect for the new arrival when she grows into it.

Chair in Linwood Tartan

Very happy customers ??

Curved Arm Chesterfield Sofa

This Chesterfield sofa is unique in that the arms curve away, camel-backed and it has an additional detail curved upholstered rail at the front.

An exceptional example of a slightly new take on a classic.

Chesterfield - completed

And here is the before

Chesterfield - before

Pub and restaurant seating – this one in a Linwood fabric

Cosy pub that serves bistro food – reupholstered seating area.

Pub seats
Nothing wrong with the ‘old style red vinyl seating’ but this is rather refreshing – our customer had an upmarket vision for her pub and it looks lovely – who’d want to go home!

Chaise Long restoration

Chaise Long restored and reupholstered to ‘as-new’.

Ready to serve and look stylish in any home for another 100 years

Chaise Long

We restore antique furniture as originally built using tie-in coil springs and modernised wadding with rubberised ‘horse hair’. So the result is a classic handmade piece of historic furniture you can use every day and will last far longer than a modern version.  I’m in love!

Fireside wing back chair in blue

There are many versions of this style of chair.  Often called a ‘Parker Knoll’ type chair or a fireside chair, wingback chair.

Reupholstered in a delightful blue fabric provided by our customer.

Forever stylish!

Three Seater Sofa and Love-seat

Three Seater Sofa and Love-seat reupholstered in a chenille fabric.

Our customer purchased this set of a Three Seater Sofa and a Love-seat some 12 years ago, the fabric was tiring and a change of colour was required.
Originally upholstered in a light beige now restored and reupholstered in light grey chenille fabric.

Three Seater Sofa

Love-seat

Free Home Visit Reupholstery Quote

North East England and North Yorkshire.

Are you thinking of re-upholstering a chair or sofa, restoring an antique or reinventing a historic find?

The quality of older furniture frames and structure is far better than most modern sofas and chairs. Restored and upholstered professionally an older chair or sofa will outlast most modern version and of course be so much more unique, hold its value and also you will find the proportions a little more generous.

BJ Upholstery offer a free home visit and quote in the North East and North Yorkshire. Request here.

Re-upholstered sofa

Reupholstery quotes are available in the North East and North Yorkshire.

We are based in Darlington and provide reupholstery services and repairs in Darlington, up to and including Newcastle and all of the North Yorkshire area. Including Barnard Castle, Leyburn, Durham, Middlesbrough, Stokesley, Sunderland etc. Other areas, please contact us.