Upholstery Services

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Childs Chair Before and After

Chair for a child, before and after. Click for more before and after photos.

Is your old favorite chair looking (and feeling) a bit rough around the edges?

Keep reading to learn about our Upholstery Services or explore our upcoming Upholstery Classes.  You can learn to do it yourself!

When you hire us to refurbish your upholstery we help you breathe new life into your old chair with healthy materials. From wood repairs and spring re-ties to the final stitches on a reupholstered seat, our attention to detail shines in the quality of the finished piece.

Our full range of services and choice of fabrics will renew your treasure whether it needs structural repairs or just a new fabric covering to refresh the look.

How We Work:

Please note that we do not work on sofas, but will gladly recommend a local upholsterer who does. For a free estimate on your chair upholstery, follow these steps:

  1. Send photos of your furniture (front and side view of each piece) to info(at)livinghomefurniture.com
  2. Carla will get back to you with a labor estimate for your chair. Upholstery materials are not included in this initial quote.
  3. If the estimate meets your approval, your next step is choosing fabric, unless it is not required (e.g. certain repair work). Carla can help you with fabric options in the form of sample books available at her studio, or you can provide your own fabric. Please note there is a small up-charge for COM (customer’s own material) and work may not be guaranteed if your fabric does not meet minimum quality requirements upon inspection.
  4. After your fabric is ordered and paid for, your upholstery work is put on Carla’s schedule in the next available space (usually 2-4 months out)

Still have questions? Contact Carla


Turtle Chair for Granddaughter

I want to thank you again for such beautiful work on our chair. The placement of turtles and the beautiful matching of pattern across the front piping are a delight and something that I didn’t fully appreciate in the excitement of taking it home. Little Elsa hasn’t seen it yet, but I’ll take a picture of her to add to the other archival materials you imaginatively put together for us.

The chairs are fabulous! Makes a huge difference in our waiting area. Thanks for the great work!

Birth Center Chairs - before and after


before-after theater seats

Before and after reclamation of a set of vintage theater seats

Our customers choose from a wide range of natural or organic upholstery materials.

Not sure of the difference? Check out our Alternative Materials page for a detailed comparison.