It’s All in the Family

With It’s Bout Time Upholstery on your team, you get fabulous results every time. Our experts have been perfecting our art for decades so you can enjoy the peace of mind that comes with knowing that your cushions will come back superbly stuffed, your pillows perfectly plump, and your hardware solidly strong.

This classic living room set is an example of the bread-and-butter of our business. We like to post pictures of creative pieces and showing workmanship, but our most consistent clientele typically come in for a simple sprucing and a fabric change. The photos below show the after view of the couch and one of two chairs (with a bonus baby!).

Blue chair and ottoman

Blue couch with baby

Our customer chose a smart earthy-yet-modern print from the longstanding, traditional fabric company, Kravet. Not only can it withstand the wear and tear that family room sofas tend to get, it comes in a versatile pattern that can withstand intermittent redecorations that our client is known to do.

Come by the shop during business hours and browse our extensive selection of fabrics. We know you’ll find the right fit for your family!

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.

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.

It’s Just So Comfortable!

It’s a little embarrassing. Like that threadbare t-shirt from college, you know it’s old and maybe even a little bit stinky. But you just can’t say goodbye.

Blue Recliner

We are talking, of course, about the recliner. Maybe it used to be grandpa’s. Maybe you are grandpa and you’re proud that it’s an original La-Z-Boy circa 1948. Whatever the particulars, the truth remains: it’s just too comfortable to get rid of. You’ve relied on it for decades, and you’re not ready to take the risk of getting a new one.

It’s Bout Time Upholstery knows your pain. Bring your old recliner in to us and we’ll restore it without sacrificing it’s unique look and feel. We’ll help you update or find a fabric to match the original. And you can tell us how much more spring, cushion, sway, perk or rock you’re after.

Let It’s Bout Time Upholstery make your old recliner new again (with new-chair smell and everything)! Call Judee to make an appointment and you’ll be laying low on your restored, reupholstered recliner before the chill of deep fall makes it an integral part of your every day once again.

A New Take On Shabby Chic

Shabby Chic Flourish Armchairs

Shabby Chic Flourish Armchairs

These shabby chic armchairs used to grace the be-laced room of our customers’ young daughter. Once they decided to update her room, they moved these chairs to the family room, where they now provide additional seating around an overstuffed leather couch and stately accent bench.

At first they wanted “anything but pink.” We helped them talk through the look they were going for and, in the end, we thought their fabric choice was simply divine! Adding an almost nautical looking flourish pattern to the more traditional lines of the shabby chic chair frame brought a delightful juxtaposition to her otherwise conventional furniture. Notice how the fabric lines highlight the swirls in the delicate wood carving even while they add a completely different feel to the set. We finished it off with a professional double welt and matching arm pads, and sent them home happy.

We don’t know which customers are happiest in this situation: the daughter, who’s room is now black and gold, or her parents, who made the great choice to reupholster instead of starting from scratch. What do you think?

Perfect Purple Tufts

Purple Tufted Club Chairs

Purple Tufted Club Chairs

The thing about this particular shade of purple is that it’s perfect for summer. And autumn. And winter. And spring. We restored and reupholstered this pair of round-backed club chairs for a customer as part of her summer home updating. But we couldn’t help but point out that this simple dusty purple pairs with bold, light-filled hues for summer, darker greens and oranges in fall, subdued blues and whites in winter, and bright bursts of yellow and electric green when spring rolls around.

When you are ready to restore or reupholster your furniture, bring it to It’s Bout Time Upholstery in Bellevue. We’ll give it new life both structurally and aesthetically. Give us a call and let our decades of experience guide you in creating a unique and flexible style in your home.

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.

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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