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Oak File Cabinet Refinished Cherry Hill NJ

Posted on May 26, 2017 at 7:30 PM

Deep Furniture Makeover for A Cherry Hill Foyer

It was the furniture find of the year!  A vintage oak filing cabinet unit.  With variety.  File size drawers.  Index card drawers.  And flat specimen type drawers.  Eroded, dirty finish masked the patina on the tiger oak faces.

The piece would fit prefectly in their entrance foyer, next to the library.  If it di...

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Tips About Fabric Types for Window Treatments

Posted on April 13, 2015 at 7:40 PM

Tips About Fabric Types for Window Treatments

We've been assembling a little library of guidelines and suggestions about fabric for window treatments. Some have come from answering questions for folks throughout the New Jersey area. This is the first collection of those fabric tips.


Because of the va...

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Do Not Hire This New Jersey Upholsterer

Posted on April 5, 2015 at 5:30 PM

I Do Not Want to Hire this New Jersey Upholsterer

The Same Furniture Upholsterer - All Over New Jersey

Browsing around through the upholsterers serving the New Jersey area, I started noticing the same guy popping up at various upholstery shops through the state. Maybe you have seen him.



He must put a lot of mileage on his car...

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Furniture Upholstery and Refinishing | Logan Twp NJ

Posted on March 14, 2015 at 6:35 PM

Furniture Upholstery and Refinishing in Logan Twp New Jersey

The large scale work on the makeover of this family's eating area was complete: flooring, trim, paint and window treatments.  The time had come to select complementary furnishings.

They started with the table.  They had a robust trestle table that had been with them for 15 years.  The finish on the table was a lighter maple color that clashed with the fresh color scheme....

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Roman Shades | Gloucester County NJ

Posted on November 21, 2014 at 7:45 PM

Roman Shades - Gloucester County NJ

Daytime is usually a terrible time to take pictures of window treatments.  The light streaming through the windows overpowers the colors of the draperies.

In this instance, the sunlight shows EXACTLY the effect this Gloucester County resident intended - filtered illumination of a fabric pattern as a design element.  We are thrilled ...

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Upholstery in Wildwood NJ

Posted on October 4, 2014 at 4:50 PM

Freshly refinished floors receive some freshly re-upholstered furniture!

Some fresh and crisp fabric picks keep a lighter feel to some fairly large furniture in this Wildwood, NJ home.  The fabric for both the chair and the sofa are from Charlotte Fabrics. ...
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Sectional Sofa Reupholstered - Jersey Shore

Posted on June 21, 2014 at 7:20 PM

This is a great sectional sofa!  Great for lots of family and great for the large room.  'Great' as in vast and all-encompassing, too!

Also great are the fabric selections for the reupholstery.  Additional considerations were given to the fabric given the recreational use of the sectional.

Using two fabrics with the lighter one on the d...

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Kasmir and Charlotte Fabrics

Posted on June 9, 2014 at 5:10 PM

Charlotte Fabrics and Kasmir Fabrics join the fabric lines available through the Furniture Workshop.  These two fabric houses help round out our fabric resources for upholstery, drapes and curtains, or cut yardage for your project.  Visit our fabric page to browse the collections.

Charlotte Fabrics

Among the Charlotte Fabrics selection you w...

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Reupholster a Vintage Sofa in Delaware

Posted on February 8, 2014 at 7:50 PM

This sofa contains great features - most notably a reed bundle arm stump transitioning off into a continuous rope-twist surround.  It also suffered the ravages of time and wear.  The foundation materials holding the springs in the deck and back had dry rotted and collapsed in places.  The center leg was lost and the outer fabric was worn through.

Vintage Sofa Before

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Reupholstered Arm Chair in Mullica Hill NJ

Posted on February 6, 2014 at 9:30 PM

How to provide an accent piece in a minimalist setting without stepping too far out of the neutral/natural color theme?  Reupholster a vintage open arm chair in Elephant Ears fabric by Robert Allen with a neutral pallete of linen and grey!  The large botanical pattern jumps right out from the rectilinear architectural elements in the room.  The color ties back to the grey-ice walls.

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How Much Does it Cost to Reupholster A Sofa

Posted on January 10, 2014 at 6:50 PM

A two cushion loose back sofa upholstered in just the right red fabric.  The frame, foundation and cushions were in good shape.  The upholstery labor was $1080 and 16 yards of Greenhouse fabric came in at $452, so the project totalled $1532.  Deleivered to Sewell Nj in Gloucester County.

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Upholstery | Petal Back Arm Chairs | Lewes DE

Posted on January 8, 2014 at 9:50 PM

Very unique pair of petal back arm chairs in a shore home.  The frames were stripped, tightened and then refinished.  Two colors of chenille fabric for the upholstery over a new foundation.  Contrast piping throughout and a decorative button medallion to push the petal theme even further.  Below is a photo of the frames just after the new ...

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Upholstery | Fireside Chair | Pennsville NJ

Posted on January 7, 2014 at 6:45 PM

Paddle arm fireside chair with highly carved vertical elements.  The wood cleaned up nicely to suit the brown tones in the chenille fabric by United Fabrics.  The soft blue is echoed in the squadron of dragonflies on the contrasting pillow.  Neat coordination between fabric colors and wood tone.  Gracing a sun porch in Pennsville, NJ.

By Jame...

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Upholstery | Mullica Hill NJ | Camel Back Sofa

Posted on December 30, 2013 at 9:50 PM

Vintage scrolled arm sofa reupholstered in a classic botanical fabric that provides nice "movement" across the piece.  A new high-fill down cushion gives a plush sit.  A square and a button pillow for elbowing.

Upholstered and delivered to Mullica Hill in Gloucest...
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Upholstery | Haddonfield NJ | Tufted Club Chairs

Posted on December 30, 2013 at 9:35 PM

A pair of smaller tufted scroll arm club chairs with box pleat skirts.  And ottoman. Re-upholstered in a soft russet performance chenille for extended durability.  New foam core down wrapped cushions give a good sit for lingering fireside!

Delivered to Haddonfield, NJ.

By James Conklin

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