A modern chair restored and reupholstered in Ross fabrics.
The hurdle often can be the price. It costs more to reupholster say a Next Interiors or Laura Ashley chair than it does to buy a new one. The great thing about the likes of Next Interiors or Laura Ashley is that they are ‘on-trend’ and the fabrics used are very lovely to look at. The negative is that they are made to a price and probably mass produced in China or India – nothing wrong with that as it gives us a great deal – but they are made to a price and engineered to last just a few years with average use.
For value for money and a piece of furniture that will last much longer your better off buying an older quality chair and investing in a restoration of your design.
Here is an example of a fairly standard traditional wingback chair restored and updated with an ‘on-trend’ fabric. Costs a bit more, take a little more time to instigate but made to your style using British craftsmen and quality fabrics. There is no other like it!
Ready to serve and look stylish in any home for another 100 years
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!
Here are a lovely set of Georgian spoon-back dining chairs ready for reupholstery.
I will add a photo of the completed chairs here once completed – if I remember:)
This one is dark teak framed chair with a heavy rubberised and foam seat pad which is very firm to sit on but extremely comfortable for all sizes and weights – adults and children alike.
A super quality chair that is part of a ten-set we reupholstered in a beige weave durable fabric for a long dinner service!
Reupholstered in a stylish woven fabric.
We work for ‘Toby Carvery’ through the North East and many of our amazing Pubs, Bars, Hotels and Restaurants. Commercial work is completed as and when required to fit with the business schedules. Nearly all jobs will need to be uplifted to our workshop and in some cases we can provide loan chairs – for a hotel for example so you can keep on trading.
Here is an example of a restaurant where the designer included some upholstered button back walls – quite effective.
Edwardian chair fully restored and upholstered in fabric supplied by customer.
The Kingston high back Dining Chair features clean contours and a scrolled back. The Kingston is an elegant design that is suited to most homes. The quality of this style of chair varies by manufacturer, indeed low price copies of the original can be found online. The better levels of quality are worth reupholstering. We strip to the frame, check and repair, re-web and spring, re-foam/pad and upholster as required.
Great to work on an original.
Our customer designed the large pleated skirt that hides the legs to produce a very stylish looking chair. Fabric chosen was a ‘Linen Look’ Aqua Clean fabric that can be cleaned with just water. I want some just like this!
Sold from our showroom as soon as it went on the shop floor.
“We are re-upholstery experts with now 30 years experience, Offering simple repairs, domestic reupholstery and commercial reupholstery contracts. Based in Darlington we cover North East England and Richmond, North Yorkshire”
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We are re-upholstery experts with 30 years experience, offering simple repairs, domestic reupholstery/restoration and commercial reupholstery contracts. We cover Richmond, North Yorkshire.
A cosy cottage in North Yorkshire had a a perfectly proportioned two seater cottage sofa but it was passed its best. We restored, re-padded and reupholstered in a fresh new fire retardant fabric to ‘as-new’ standard. Cosy!
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.
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.