What a Rip!

These barstools were all a rip! Unfortunately, poor fabric choices made these classic backed barstools wear out ahead of their time. Then, to add insult to injury, food and drink messes seeped into the padding, making them a true mess.

To renew them, we started by removing the fabric and damaged padding from the base up. Then we started from scratch. We love the fabric choice our client made. The classis picnic-style red check pattern suits her farmhouse-style kitchen to a T, and the new nailhead detail ties in with the footrests.



We’re happy to report that this time she chose a much higher quality fabric that will stand up to the onslaughts of all eight of her grandchildren! But for any time she wants to be extra careful—or even if she’s just in a different mood—she ordered additional slip covers (with matching welt) that can be placed on top of her reupholstered barstools.

Get in touch with Judee at It’s Bout Time Upholstery to talk about what we can do to make your kitchen more livable today!

Meet Our Holistic Workmanship

At It’s Bout Time Upholstery, we look at each piece of furniture holistically. We go beyond fabrics to understand the mechanics, the use and the look of each item we work on individually. We deliver the ideal balance of comfort, style and color for your unique item each time.

Any eye could see that the nineties-patterned fabric on this chair was washed out. But do you see the wear on the wood arms as well? Do you see the slight sag at the front of the seat? Our detailed technicians are able to restore your furniture even as we update it.



Not only did this simple wood-framed sitting chair receive a new Asian-inspired floral look, it also got new springs, fresh padding, and a new wood stain to complete the restoration process.

Bring your dated furniture to It’s Bout Time for a revamp and let us show you how we can bring your piece into perfect balance today.

A Good Strength Training Routine

Do you ever feel like this tired, sagging (even a bit green under the gills) sofa? Sure, you can pull yourself together from time to time, but it doesn’t take long before you revert to your old, comforting ways.

It happens to the best of us, and it happens to the best of our couches too.



When our new client brought us this tired, worn out gem, we were able to revamp its energy and elongate its life the way a good strength training program can tighten and energize a worn out person! No one was going for “flashy” here; just solid, dependable, perky and inviting.

Contact It’s Bout Time Upholstery to learn about our furniture rejuvenation expertise. Our furniture rebuilding and reupholstering services can breathe new life into your worn sofas the way we did with this one.

Leather and Cowhide

Look at these sad, worn, torn, legless chairs! They were in worse shape than your average Goodwill donation, but they had one thing going for them: they were loved. Okay, they had two things going for them: 1) they were loved; and 2) they belonged to an owner who knew about the value of reupholstering worn out chairs.



A longtime customer, Pam brought us these chairs years after she intended to. She just didn’t know what to do with them all that time! We are glad she brought them in because we had covered our showroom in swatches and trims before the story was entirely out of her mouth.

And look at them now! The genuine leather seats and true cowhide sides and pillows come together at a solid nailhead base and sit atop understated wood legs. Now everyone in Pam’s family knows just what to do with these chairs.

No matter what shape your furniture is in, we can turn them into true, usable works of art. Get in touch to find out what we can do for you.

We Upholster Dressers Too!

dresser with upholstered drawers

This old white dresser sat unused in a basement until a new mom-to-be got creative with her baby room decorating. She decided to have us upholster the drawers and add new knobs, and the effect was astonishing! Our upholsterers used only a couple yards of fabric, so she kept her costs down while creating a completely new look for both the dresser and the whole room. The striped wall paint and accessories flowed naturally from the statement piece we helped her create.

dresser before upholstery: red drawers
Before: Drab and Damaged Dresser

dresser with upholstered drawers
After: Upholstered Drawers

If you’re an original thinker looking to make a statement with your decor, turn to It’s Bout Time Upholstery. We’ve been thinking outside the red-wood-dresser-drawer box for over 30 years. Let us help you make a cost-effective, environment-friendly change to your home this spring.

Air It Out in February

No one was complaining about the thread count on the old blue satin wing chair, below. Then again, no one really sat in it either.

Old blue satin wing chair
Before: Dated Blue Sateen
Reupholstered asian floral print wing chair
After: Airy Asian Floral










There comes a time in each chair’s life when it needs to decide whether it will look out or be overlooked. Thanks to a fashionably sensitive owner, this easy-styled wing chair got the makeover it needed, just in time for spring. If your living room is filled with workable furniture with outdated fabrics, you can revamp your room for a fraction of the cost of new furniture. Contact It’s Bout Time Upholstery to see how your wing-back chairs can get this style upgrade for pennies on the proverbial decor dollar.

For the Love of Fish

There is a place for a heavily textured fish fabric. But we’d venture to say that place probably isn’t in an otherwise well-appointed Newcastle den. Yes, the Mister of the house loves his largemouth bass. But yes, you can also find a place to celebrate your hobbies with smaller household items that are more interchangeable than large sitting chairs. See below:

before: stained fish plaque pattern
Before: stained fish plaque pattern

After: gold stripe taffeta slipcover
After: gold stripe taffeta slipcover

In a nod to his preference, we kept the fish print–we just covered it up with a touch-me taffeta in a rich golden stripe. You really need to see this piece in their home! The gold positively shimmers in the low, direct lighting of the den. With the addition of a rich red throw blanket and a mahogany side table tinged with bronze metalwork, this drab, stained sitting chair became an inviting, luxurious addition to an otherwise desirable Bellevue home.

Call us to consult on color choices today! (Our services are not guaranteed to win over all husbands.)

Gilded Gold – Meet Creamy Linen

This classic sitting room set got a new life when our talented upholsterers expertly switched out a worn velour for this milky linen with tiny gold studs. Make your sitting room stand out by matching a classic frame with a modern material or vice versa. When you choose to reupholster your chairs and sofas, you are free to create a style that is uniquely your own. Let us help you get started by coming in to our show room today!

Golden Chair Reupholstered
Before: Worn Velour

Plush White Matching Upholstered Chairs
After: White Magnificence

Golden Couch Reupholstered
Before: Faded Memories

Plush White Upholstered Couch
After: Revitalized Chic

The World Is Your Oyster

This old scallop-backed chair was water-logged and torn beyond recognition. But after a date with It’s Bout Time Upholstery, it was transformed into a smart-looking sitting chair once again. Notice how we covered the front arm panels with fabric per our customer’s request. When you bring your furniture in to be reupholstered, the world is your proverbial scalloped oyster!

Before: A Diapidated Sitting Chair
Before: A Dilapidated Sitting Chair

After: Repaired and Reupholstered
After: Repaired and Reupholstered

Sturdy and Fabulous

Reupholstery is much more than a simple recovering with fabric. When old, dented furniture comes in, we check to make sure it is structurally sound and repair any moving, insecure or rusted parts.  Then we add new, high quality cushions and pillows made from your filler of choice. The fabric choice is merely the icing on top! See how this old, drab chair became a fabulous, sturdy focal point after we got ahold of it.

Before: Old and Drab
Before: Old and Drab

After: A Bright Reupholstered Chair
After: A Bright Reupholstered Chair