Where Style Meets Function

Functional Brown Vinyl Ottoman

Though we didn’t put it in the name of our shop, custom furniture makes up a major part of It’s Bout Time Upholstery’s business. We’ve made countless custom-made pieces, some traditional and some more exotic. It’s just one of the ways we serve the unique desires of our customers. No matter your needs and style, you can always count on us to design and construct furniture with the highest quality materials and finest craftsmanship.

Take this custom-made ottoman for example. Like many Bellevue residents, this family found themselves precariously balancing soda cans and coffee cups on their old tufted ottoman as they settled down to watch television. As you might imagine, spills, near-spills, and the resulting anxiety brought them to It’s Bout Time to order a more functional alternative.

Functional Brown Vinyl Ottoman

This piece serves their purposes perfectly. We included a small table in the middle of the ottoman to house beverages and snacks safely. But just in case of accidents, Kravet vinyl fabric wicks away spills and cleans with a dry towel. Removable pillows can be recovered or replaced at a whim but attach to the body for seamless use as either ottoman or extra seating.

If you are in need of a more practical but stylish television-watching experience, come on by the shop! Because let’s face it. Often, an ottoman is not just an ottoman.

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.

Welcome Spring With All Things New

baby on floral upholstered chair

Each year, It’s Bout Time Upholstery celebrates the onset of spring by introducing bright hues, exotic patterns, and even a bit of brilliant blue into your day. When spring comes, each of us gets an opportunity to look around, reassess our living space (and even our life!), and make appropriate changes. In the upholstery business, that can mean reupholstering tired couches, ordering a custom focus piece, or even outfitting your boat for the summer. Whatever is on your to-do list this spring, we hope that you meet your challenges with vigor, ready to face another year with a smile.

baby on floral upholstered chair

With the birth of our long-time owner’s new grandson, Brock, everyone at It’s Bout Time has had an extra reason to smile. Come on in to visit; we have many more photos to share!

Custom Textured Ottoman: For Feet

Bellevue patrons usually want one of three things when they order a custom ottoman: 1) They want an ottoman that will never be touched, much less used for feet (or worse – feet with shoes on!), 2) they want an ottoman that will actually be used as a table, with a decorative tray for holding beverages, or 3) (and more rarely) they want an ottoman for an ottoman’s job. That is, they want something with an extremely high thread count that can withstand bare, socked and shoe’d feet, trays, coffee drips, and maybe even crayons.

This customer wanted #3. So we outfitted a custom made ottoman with her exact specifications in a Duralee Suburban Home Collection fabric that can withstand anything her family and friends can throw at it. While our expertise makes us adept at creating one-of-a-kind artistic pieces for the likes of local designer jewelry and handbag stores, our bread-and-butter is in creating high quality custom made furniture that fits your hearty lifestyle, for years and years.

tan and brown custom ottoman

Brocade Home

It’s a hard knock life. So kick up your feet on a luxe chenille ottoman and while away the hours. Not everyone can come home to a soft brocade cushion, take a sip, and let the day go. One of our customers gave it a go with this custom made chenille brocade ottoman. Its ruched sides and inverted pleats in a muted zebra print add a hint of kick in an otherwise classic, luxurious pin-cushion piece. In this hard knock life, it’s up to you to find your brocade home. Let us help you at It’s Bout Time Upholstery.


chenille zebra ottoman

chenille brocade ottoman

Sold: Extra Long “Mohair” Sofa

8.5' wool velvet sofa

When you’ve been around as long as we have, you get a feel for what’s needed inside Bellevue living rooms. Are you looking for a piece of furniture to fill out that one long wall that dwarfs every peice of art you buy? How about that open space that needs a cozy, unassuming line–one that separates living areas while inviting conversation?

Look no further.

8.5' wool velvet sofa

This luxurious custom-made elongated sofa boasts an impressive eight and a half feet of length! With typical depth and height (34″ x 27.5″), it isn’t oversized or overstuffed. We like to call it “just about right!”

We took the sturdy frame, added all new supports and springs, and crafted the piece from the inside out. We chose a decadent Robert Allen wool velvet upholstery fabric in color “Cocoa” with 100,000 double rubs (in English – it’ll withstand a lot of wear). The look and feel are reminiscent of mohair, without the designer price. At $1,900, you can probably afford that big, gorgeous painting you’ve been eyeing as well.

Call It’s Bout Time Upholstery at 425.747.8694 or leave us a message to purchase!

Update: This beautiful sofa has been sold!

The Upholsterer Opens Her Doors

Large floral print upholstered chair

Ever wonder what Guy Fieri or Rachael Ray cook for their loved ones on a Tuesday night? Curious to know what Mario Andretti drives around town, or even which operating system Bill Gates runs on his laptop? We can’t answer those questions for you, but in the spirit of brotherhood, we can give you a brief glimpse into the living room of our very own upholsterer, It’s Bout Time’s owner, Judee Burklund.

Judee’s living room maintains a warm feel while boasting bold patterns atop sleek, modern lines. How does she do it? By combining traditional upholstery elements (like the scalloped back and nailhead trim of this custom made sitting chair) with whimsical fabrics, “colder” colors, and straight lines (like this chair’s thin, gray legs).

For over 30 years, the Burklund family has been creating custom furniture for eastside and Seattle clients. You’ll find Judee in our showroom throughout the week. Stop by to meet her and you’ll be sure to learn something you can take home with you. Literally.

Whimsical custom upholstered chair
Judee’s bold custom made chair

It’s Bout Time Featured in Magazine Cover Article

425 Magazine January/February 2011 Cover

That’s right! Check out the January/February issue of “425 Magazine,” and you’ll see our handiwork right in the cover article.

425 Magazine January/February 2011 Cover
425 Magazine January/February 2011 Cover

“Her Haven,” a look into the colorful Medina home of clothing designer, Nancy Cirillo, is a prime example of just how much some new upholstery can do for a home. Designer Nichole Jacobson took the expansive residence from ‘grand traditional’ to ‘glam sophisticate’ overnight with splashes of bright color, bold patterns, and luscious textures.

Nichole worked with It’s Bout Time Upholstery to turn a classic side chair into the hot pink focus piece featured on two of the article’s images. This is what Jacobson had to say about the process (p. 28): “One of the more fun transformations was lacquering a French side chair hot pink and reupholstering it in a beautifully soft, textured velvet of the same color. I then added a touch of nailhead on the armrests for some bling!”

425 Magazine January February 2011 Pink Chair Closeup
425 Magazine January February 2011 Pink Chair Closeup

We loved working with Nichole because she shares our enthusiasm for bling and our history of turning tried-and-true furniture pieces into unforgettable show stoppers.

If you are undergoing a remodel or renovation (whether you’re utilizing a designer or not), you owe yourself a visit to It’s Bout Time Upholstery. We can help you finish your look with fabrics and patterns that complement the space and express your own unique style.  At It’s Bout Time, we provide the creativity and craftsmanship that will help you turn your home into your very own “haven.”

Come visit our showroom today!

Gorgeous Custom Made Sectional Sofa

Dreaming of a sectional couch that fits perfectly in your space? Instead of searching through catalogs and visiting furniture stores until your feet hurt, come in and we will create a custom-made couch just the way you want it. You pick the style, fabric, size, cushion…. It’s all up to you. Here is a brief look at the custom couch making process. We think you’ll agree; when all is said and done, this is a gorgeous taylor made couch!

Before: Wood Structure

After: Gorgeous Sectional Sofa

Custom Coffee Table/Ottoman

Using a large, round ottoman as a centerpiece lends a sense of comfort and relaxation to a room. This lustrous, modern furniture piece with thin metal legs adds that comfortable, upholstered feel to an otherwise angular room while still contributing to the home’s modern feel. Simply top with a decorative serving tray and it doubles as a coffee table!

Custom Furniture at its Finest
Custom Furniture at its Finest