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BJ Upholstery provides reupholstery and repair services in North Yorkshire and the Yorkshire Dales.

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Dining Chairs upholstered in Denim Blue AquaClean Fabric

A set of 4 good quality light wood dining chairs that are used daily. We fitted new seat foams and upholstered in a lovely denim blue AqaClean fabric.

AquaClean looks just like a quality soft to the touch fabric with the additional benefit of easy clean – spills and marks can be simply wiped off with a cloth and water, nothing else.

Perfect for eating areas and busy living rooms.

Dining Chairs
Dining Chairs

We are really delighted with the chairs. Thank you very much. Elaine W.

Artist chair by Ed Luz - back

Artist chair by Ed Luz

A lambing chair that we reupholstered for artist Ed Kluz.  Ed is a painter, illustrator, and printmaker.  He designed the fabric for this chair for an exhibition in The Scottish Gallery, Dundas Street, Edinburgh.  3rd – 27th October 2018.

Artist chair by Ed Luz

His work explores our relationship with the past through notions of English Romanticism. Read more about Ed.

Traditional wingback chair restored and updated with an ‘on-trend’ fabric.

We often talk with customers who want to update or change the fabric on a chair or sofa.

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!

Wingback chair

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!

Dining Chair Seat Pads Reupholstered

Dining chairs come in many styles

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!

Teak dining chair

 

Here are two Antique Dining chairs with reupholstered seats and pin edged corners.

Dining chairs with pin edged corners

Lovely!

Footstool in leather

Footstool in leather

An antique footstool reupholstered in leather
To match a fireside chair we reupholstered.

We recently restored an antique fireside chair in this leather hide. There was just enough leather to cover this footstool also.  So here it is about completed waiting on the bench for the finishing touches of upholstery round headed pins in each corner.  See the ‘Rolls Royce’ corner stitch in the detailed photo – Lovely!

footstool

Footstool

Leather Button Back Chair

One of the most lovely chairs I have seen for a while.

Leather Button Back Chair

It was in bad condition but the frame structure was good and most importantly the owner found it so very comfortable. Indeed we had to wait till after a comfortable Christmas to collect and start the restoration.

Leather is not always leather

Many of us have modern leather chairs – we repair and reupholster a lot of them. Sometimes the ‘leather’ is not actually leather though.  Modern factory produced leather furniture can sometimes be a treatment cover to look, feels and smell like leather but its not. Sometimes the leather is only on the parts you touch and sometimes it is very thin rolled leather.

Genuine Leather Tanned Hide

The ‘leather tanned hide’ we use is about 1/4 cm thick, tanned from a genuine hide and will last as long as Sherlock Holmes leather library chair.

Pub, Bar and Restaurant Work

Professional and Long-Lasting Quality Reupholstery for the Commercial Business; Pub, Bar and Restaurant Work

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.

Pub, Bar, Restaurant

Restaurant

Kingston Chair - loose cover-set of six

Kingston High Back Dining Chairs

We reupholster quite a lot of these lovely high back Kingston chairs.

Reupholstered Kingston High Back Dining Chairs.

Lovely coordinated set of Kingston chairs.

High back dining chairs

Kingston High Back Dining Chairs

The Kingston Chair 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.

More reupholstered Kingston chairs

This example has an oak frame and polished legs.

 

This is an original Kingston High Back dining chair – circa 1930s. The set was lovingly restored in our workshop.

Kingston Chair - original

 

Great to work on an original.

A loose cover set made for six Kingston chairs

Kingston Chair - loose cover-set of six

Kingston Chair Loose covers - on benchOur customer designed the large pleated skirt that hides the legs to produce a very stylish looking chair. The fabric chosen was a ‘Linen Look’ Aqua Clean fabric that can be cleaned with just water.  I want some just like this!

Kingston Chair reupholstery review on Google.
Kingston Chair
Before and After Kingston Chair Reupholstery.
chaise lounge

The restoration and reupholstery of an Antique Chaise Lounge

A chaise lounge is an upholstered sofa in the shape of a chair that is long enough to support the legs.

This rather lovely 100 year old chaise was restored and reupholstered by BJ Upholstery – below you can see it on its journey.

chaise longue

As it started.

chaise longue - restoration

Removeing the dislodged coil springs.

Frame re-structured and webbed. Deep button back completed. Spring. were re-tied in

chaise longue. Now fully restored and upholstered ready to last another 100 years.