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BJ Upholstery provides reupholstery and repair services in Darlington. Market town in Darlington County.

1960s Sofa

1960s Retro

1960’s retro sofa with two matching chairs. Upholstered in a blue Wemyss fabric. All the wood was stripped back and waxed. More fabrics to browse on our fabrics page. Our customer bought the sofa and chair set some years ago second hand. Stored it for a long time, then decided to have it restored and reupholstered. We are glad to see a historic design icon saved to serve for many years in the future. A side note: If you look for a new equivalent to this style of sofa and of this bespoke quality you will need some thousands of pounds. This is a restored original.

Thank you to our customer to allow a few photos at delivery – they look stunning. Now living in the West End of Darlington.

Small turn of century armchair

Turn Of Century Armchair

A classicly shaped small turn of century armchair. Fully restored and upholstered in Linwood Omega patterned velvet. Selected by our client now safely delivered to their home in Darlington.

I have seen a number of this style of chairs in auction houses recently. They are usually in extremely bad condition, particularly the frame and springs. This example was in good order when we first started the restoration.

Bent out of shape, creaky, broken frames with popping-out springs etc can be restored – but best buy a structurally sturdy version. Cost at an auction is at an amazingly low price currently, £200- 500 each. Restored, an equivalent value will be in the region of £2000 – 5000 each. And totally unique.

Low Chair

Low Chair

An occasional chair reupholstered in floral linen. Also can be described as a bedroom chair. Reupholstered in Customers own fabric. Wrapped and ready for delivery to its Darlington home.

Victorian Balloon Back Chair

Balloon Back Chair

Purchased from an auction this Victorian balloon back chair has been restored and reupholstered in Linwood Omega Prints. Bespoke designed by our customer, we think it looks amazing.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Lion Chair

Flag Chairs


Two very interesting and lovely chairs we reupholstered in flags. Stars and Stripes and the Union Jack. The best photo is the close up of the lion arm – see below. You may also be interested to see a chair we reupholstered in football shirts.

A chair reupholstered in a flag
A chair reupholstered in a flag
A chair reupholstered in a flag
A chair reupholstered in a flag
A chair reupholstered in a flag
Dining Chair Leather Close

Leather Dining Chairs

These dining chairs were reupholstered in white grained leather as requested by the customer. Previously upholstered in the cloth – see the original image below. We use only the finest Scottish leather, it looks amazing, feels fantastic and smells really lovely. The quality of these hides is way better than most manufactured leather furniture. The leather is 4mm thick so will take generations of use. They were boardroom chairs owned by the customer. We transformed into white for the dining room.

Dining Chair Leather White Close
Dining Chair Leather White Close
Leather, Hide in White.
Dining Chair prior to reupholstery in leather.

At first glance, you may be forgiven for thinking this is just an old dated dining chair. Look at the frame, particularly the curved and jointed front curve of the arms, the sheen of the varnish. This is a quality designer chair. Reupholstered in a high-grade Scottish leather it took two hides to complete the set of six. Now an upgraded design piece that will sit well in a modern or contemporary home.

Modern sadle sofa

Modern Saddle Style Sofa Set With Chair

‘3-2-1’. A three-seater plus a two-seater and a chair. A set of a modern ‘Saddle’ style lounge sofas and chair. We reupholstered this for our customer in a Ross Aquaclean fabric.

Modern sadle sofa
Saddle in style chair.
Saddle Style Sofa - two seater