A New Take On Shabby Chic

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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?

Posted in Our Work, Reupholstered Chairs

Perfect Purple Tufts

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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.

Posted in Our Work, Reupholstered Chairs

Reupholstered Cabin Chairs

Need we say more? If you have a cabin or escape home, we think you should probably do this. Especially the part with the moose friends on the bottom.

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Posted in Our Work, Reupholstered Chairs

Welcome Spring With All Things New

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.

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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!

Posted in Custom Furniture, News

We Upholster Dressers Too!

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.

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Before: Drab and Damaged Dresser

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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.

Posted in Before & After, Dressers, Our Work

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.

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Before: Dated Blue Sateen

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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.

Posted in Before & After, Reupholstered Chairs

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.

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Posted in Custom Furniture, Ottomans & Benches

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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Posted in Reupholstered Chairs

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.

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Before: Dilapidated Love-Seat Bench

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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.

Posted in Ottomans & Benches, Reupholstered Chairs

For Sale: Funky Blue Floral Arm Chair

Happy Spring!! Ready to don your home the way you don your trendiest patterned skinny pants? Look no further. This playful, bright floral signature arm chair was created at our Bellevue store of the finest materials and craftsmanship. It can sit just about anywhere in the house, but we recommend bringing it with you wherever you go to add some zest to your day icon wink For Sale: Funky Blue Floral Arm Chair

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The bright blue lacquered wood gives the blue poppies their “pop” while the black background and nailhead trim will anchor it among your other more serious furniture pieces.

Measurements: 36″H x 18″D x 18″W
Price: $795
FREE Delivery within 15 miles of the store!!

Come on by during our business hours to see it today! Or call Judee at (425)681-0426 to schedule a time to see it over the weekend.

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Phone: 425.747.8694
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