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

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
Ikea Sofa in Blue Plaid

Ikea Sofa

An Ikea sofa? Although it tends to be more cost-effective to reupholster high end furniture, retro, collectors and antique furniture we are more often now restoring, altering and reupholstering originally lower costed soft furniture, like this Ikea sofa; which looks and feels absolutely delightful.

Reasons vary; from the customer just likes the style and it fits the room to not able to find the style they like and sometimes just wanted to design their own sofa reusing an established frame for environmental reasons.

The benefit too is that once restored this sofa is something else. We strip the original sofa to its bare frame, fix and amend and make good all the internals then reupholster from there. Fabrics and materials are of a much higher standard and quality than those used for furniture manufactured to a tight budget. Therefore here we have a bespoke, customised hand-built high-quality sofa made in Britain that will last a generation. Is it still an Ikea sofa?

An Ikea Sofa
Ikea Sofa in Blue Plaid

Chair Originally From Barker & Stonehouse Chair

This is a fifteen your old good quality chair from Barker & Stonehouse that our customer wanted to replace but he could not find a suitable sized, styled and comfortable chair. So they came to us to have it restored and reupholstered. This is a great option – you can select a new fabric and even adjust the seating and detail. I think the orange fabric is a great choice.

Chair - orange
1930s Mustard Sofa

Authentic 1930s Sofa, Shell Back Sofa

I may use this word too often, ‘stunning’ and I may say this too often, ‘I want to take it home!’ Both apply here. We restored this 1930s sofa and reupholstered in a mustard Linwood Omega Italian Velvet. The quality, detail and styling are exquisite.

1930s mustard sofa

Our customer looked for this exact style for some time, originally made in Denmark, she found it on eBay and shipped it to us. It’s art you can sit on.

G-Plan Sofa

G-Plan Sofa And Chair Set

The design and coordination on this G-Plan set it really effective and looks amazing.

Linwood printed velvets are becoming quite popular this year. Here is a great showpiece where our customer asked for the piping as on the sofa to show on the coordinating chair.

G-Plan Chair
G-Plan Sofa

Now a totally unique bespoke set of furniture with the G-plan style and quality.

Gold 1930s Chair arm

Loveseat in Gold

A wonderful love seat, we reupholstered for our customer in Yellow rich Gold, how amazing it looks in the bay window. Its got a 1930s look and style to it. The shape and curve of the loveseat are enough, a patterned fabric will detract from the style. This plain fabric choice shows off the shape and boosts its appeal with the beautiful gold velvet.

Gold 1930s Chair
Gold 1930s Chair
Gold 1930s Chair arm
Blackwood Parker Knoll close.

Blackwood Parker Knoll Chair

We love this clever restoration. Blackwood varnished chair reupholstered in a Printed Velvet fabric by Linwood Fabrics.

We restored and re-varnished the frame in black then reupholstered in this amazing printed velvet. The chair has been shipped to London.

Blackwood Parker Knoll chair
Blackwood Parker Knoll chair.
Footstool leather pipe

Footstool piped in leather

I really like this one, it’s a straight forward box footstool. Our customer made her own design by selecting a lovey wool plaid fabric and asking us to pipe the top in leather – a great idea that makes this piece just that little more interesting to look at and touch.

All our reupholstery is bespoke and it’s really delightful to see fresh ideas from our customers that we tailor to their requirements – I wish I could keep most of the pieces we produce 😐

Did you notice the Shepherds castors? If you don’t know Shepherds castors; they allow very smooth movement of furniture on the carpet. Perfect for a footstool to slide around as needed.

Window Seat Green All

Window Seat Cushions

There is something magical about a window seat, you can sit in the cooler area next to the window, almost outside but not. They always remind me of low sill Georgian windows – all very romantic…

Bespoke to fit the window seat area. The fabric is in sage green by Ross Aqua Clean Fabrics selected by the customer. The shape, overhang, piping and depth etc can all be selected and designed by the customer. We will, of course, advise and support to get the correct fit and best long-lasting version for your home. I think this looks really lovely against the colonial blinds and I love the shade of green. And the Aqua Clean fabric can be cleaned by just water and it looks lile linnen.