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Details Determine Upholstery Price

Posted on April 20, 2015 at 10:10 PM

Details that Determine Furniture Upholstery Prices

A popular article published on HomeAdvisor titled "Furniture Upholstery Costs | Average Price to Upholster" has a graph showing that homeowners have paid a low of $207 to have furniture reupholstered. An average of $311 to $800. And a high cost of $1235.

 

That is useful information - to someone, but nobody I know...

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Why Does an Upholsterer Charge a Cutting Fee?

Posted on April 5, 2015 at 6:35 PM

Why Does an Upholsterer Charge a Cutting Fee When I Buy My Own Fabric?

This question is fresh off the inbox.  It came in the form of a rant.  I get the rant, and I embody the antithesis of that rant.  But, our policy is "You ask, we answer" so I had to answer.  This a longer and more transparent version of my short answer which was, "To offset the revenue they lose when you bring in your own fabric."  Boom.  Welcome to reality. ...

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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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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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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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Is Re-Upholstering My Furniture Worth It?

Posted on December 24, 2013 at 5:20 PM
Is Re-Upholstering My Furniture Worth It?

Some form of  "Is recovering my sofa, chair, couch worth it?"  is the most commonly asked question by folks considering reupholstery of their furniture.  Web searches for "upholstery price" or "upholstery cost" bring more visits to our website than any other - indicating that people are grappling with that question.  We published a

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Radiant Orchid on Furniture

Posted on December 9, 2013 at 9:35 PM

The 2014 color of the year - Radiant Orchid.  Wonderful color!  Sedate yet fresh, bright yet subtle.  Looking to get Radiant Orchid on your furniture?  We have you covered!



Duralee fabrics, one of our fabric resources, is all over it!  They've pulled together a quick sampler of upholstery and general purpo...

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