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

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
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Our customer looked for this exact style for some time, originally made in Denmark, she found it on eBay and shipped it to us.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.

Tub Chair

A Knole sofa and tub chair

This is s Knole sofa and tub chair we reupholstered for a our customer in Darlington. The fabric selected is Linwood Omega velvet. Our customer is very happy:

Hi Jo & Barry

Love, love and love my ‘new’ couch, stool and chair!!! 
Thank you so much, they look fantastic! 

Thank you
Xx

Knole Sofa
Knole Sofa

Knole Sofa
Knole Sofa
Duresta

Duresta Repairs And Reupholstery Specialist.

Duresta Classic Furniture
Duresta Arm

We replaced all the outside arms and face covers for this set of Duresta sofas and one chair. The fabric was sourced from Duresta direct for a perfect match.

Duresta arm-re-sized sofa

We re-sized this Duresta sofa, reduced the width by 2 foot to fit in a bay window.

Loose covers for sofa - detail

Uplift, repair, and return service​.

Repairs.
All types of repairs. Our Uplift, repair, and return service will fix 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 £400.

This standard service came from in the past collecting a sofa for repair then collecting it again later for further repairs. Realising that is 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 replaces the serpentime springs.

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

Sofa - grey blue

A Pair of Sofas – Contrasting​ wool piping.

An outstanding pair of classic sofas. In steel grey Linwood Italian velvet.

Its a really well-proportioned pair of sofas reupholstered in Linwood velvet with wool contrast piping.

Sofa - grey blue
Sofa in blue grey
Sofa in blue grey - arm
Wool Fireside Chair

Wool Fireside Chair

Although I’d say this is a more winter type chair it will sit cool in your home. Wool is cool in the heat and warm in the winter. Also, isn’t it a good idea to get all your reupholstery done now, in the summer, while we are traditionally quieter, it’s easier to move furniture around too – fewer draughts and muddy feet.

Wool Fireside Chair
Wool Fireside Chair
Fireside Chair

A Lovely Fireside Wingback chair

Parker Knoll made this style of chair famous. Wingback chairs have been made for hundreds of years – the wing to shelter you from draughts and to rest your head. Our customer selected a lovely wool mix plaid tartan and asked us to self pipe the edges.

It looks really elegant and styling, now updated and more fitting to a contemporary or traditional home.

A chair like this is a valuable asset to any family and it may live in a number of rooms in the future. Very lovely.

Fireside Chair