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!

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 If your living room is filled with workable furniture with outdated fabrics, you can revamp your room for a fraction of the cost of new furniture.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.

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

Whip Your Chairs Into Shape

When you come to It’s Bout Time Upholstery with your furniture reupholstering project, you can rest assured that we look into every angle of your project. Take these twin wing-backed chairs from our customer’s full-of-floral sitting room. After about three seconds looking at her photographs, we knew we needed to achieve a balancing act in the room. So when she took a liking to this geometric pattern, we knew just what to do.

One of the benefits of working with a company with over three decades of experience is that you get masterful results every time. She didn’t need to worry for even one second about whether each hexagonal shape would meld perfectly with the next. She knew we would deliver her product in perfect alignment because that’s exactly what we’ve done for more than 30 years. If you have a difficult pattern or a complicated piece of furniture in mind, take it to It’s Bout Time, where we’ve been shaping the Seattle area upholstery landscape for a lifetime.

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It Started On a Summer Saturday….

If you’re ever tempted to reupholster your own furniture, look no further than this example. See the dilapidated love-seat bench below? This is what our customer found when he decided to reupholster his own decades-old settee for a “Saturday project” this summer. Unfortunately, he discovered a chair bottom that needed all new springs, padding and alignment. In a moment of sheer genius, he decided to bring it to us. The gorgeous ancient mahogany wood was solid, so all he needed was an experienced upholstery shop to rebuild the inner workings for a fraction of the cost of a new piece.

This worn love-seat bench needs rebuilding
Before: Dilapidated Love-Seat Bench

Gold fabric brings out the light-catching qualities in this rebuilt settee

At It’s Bout Time Upholstery, we’re a little too popular to churn out a rebuilt piece on a single Saturday, but within a couple weeks, he had an understated (and comfortable!) seat that brings out the lighter golden hues that used to hide in the wood. If you’re faced with a similar problem, don’t hesitate to contact us. We’d be happy to provide an estimate, and help you get your home back in order, one piece at a time.

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

Victorian Sentimentality

Every once in a while we get a special piece of furniture that requires particular care and exacting measure. This sturdy antique Victorian chaise lounge was one such opportunity. The variety of angles, rises and crevices made it a challenging and rewarding experience for our team. But we knew that the decadent velvet chenille fabric would bring this exquisite piece of furniture back to its original pomp and splendor.

reupholstered victorian chaise lounge

Victorian couches like this one are reminiscent of a romantic time when tactile experiences and visual flow were worthwhile creative endeavors. We couldn’t agree more with the sentiment, and we can only hope the owners toss a good number of trimmed, ribboned and ruffled Victorian gowns over the well-shaped arms since the lounge was no-doubt created to hold them.

For Sale: Custom French Cotton Signature Ottoman

This brand-new custom built ottoman says it all. Literally. The French script wording is perfect for any provincial sitting room, or even that off-kitchen reading nook. It measures 23″ square on top, and is 17.5″ tall with the removable square walnut legs. We’re asking $350, and you’ll get the absolute finest craftsmanship in the Seattle area (it’s true, ask our satisfied customers), ultra-sturdy fabric, and a perfectly Parisian statement… for your feet!

french signature ottoman for sale

Call us in our store at 425.747.8694 or leave us a message at It’s Bout Time Upholstery to purchase.

Out Of The [Tie] Box

When an old client came in with a sly look in her eye, we knew we were in for something special. The worn side chair in her arms needed a new cushion, some updated fabric, and a coat of paint. But somehow, we knew she had something extra in mind.

She wanted the perfect conversation piece that would do much more than function as a seat for putting shoes on in her Bellevue home’s master walk-in closet. She loved our idea. “Bring in some of your husband’s old ties and we’ll construct the design from them!” A fresh coat of white paint, a little bit of math, and a secure weaving process later, the chair was updated to perfection. Right out of the [tie] box!

full tie weave side chair close up tie weave side chair

Have a creative idea that you’re just not confident enough to try on your own? Don’t hesitate to talk to us about it! We love tackling fun, adventurous projects in addition to time-tested, classic upholstery jobs. Contact us to learn more about our out-of-the-box solutions today.