Good Bones Upholstery

Good Bones specializes in custom upholstery for household furniture. Reclaiming quality pieces and giving them new life is our passion.

Photos from Good Bones Upholstery's post 03/05/2024

February was a month for some challenging pieces, but as usual, perseverance will win out in the end!

Photos from Good Bones Upholstery's post 01/29/2024

January's wild weather kept me scrambling. Between delayed materials and days missed due to road conditions, I was grateful for clients who didn't mind a flexible schedule!

Photos from Good Bones Upholstery's post 11/10/2023

Heeyyy pretty ladies! 😍 Another beautiful blue fabric on vintage channel back arm chairs. The variation in the chenille fabric helps the channels stand out and the color looks great with the decorative nails.

Photos from Good Bones Upholstery's post 10/11/2023

Its been full speed ahead at the shop over the past month! Here are just a few of the things we've been working on . . .

Photos from Good Bones Upholstery's post 09/14/2023

Antique diamond tufted settee recovered in golden Crypton velvet from Charlotte Fabrics on a frame bolstered and beautified by Dwell Wood Shop And Furniture Repair. Hard work and dedication always pays off and we're pretty happy with these results!

Photos from Good Bones Upholstery's post 09/01/2023

A chair for you and a chair for me

Photos from Good Bones Upholstery's post 08/10/2023

A couple recent before and afters . . . big changes to both of these projects!

Photos from Good Bones Upholstery's post 07/21/2023

A few very different recent projects . . .

Photos from Good Bones Upholstery's post 06/14/2023

I've been working on a range of chair projects recently -- from antique to vintage to modern. Construction and upholstery methods vary across the board, but at the end of them all, I've been happy with how they turned out!

Photos from Good Bones Upholstery's post 05/19/2023

Small wing chair before and after. . .
Removing the skirts and changing the fabric to a dark purple feels like a whole personality shift for this chair, and I am here for it! (yes, I did have a goth phase in high school 😉)

Photos from Good Bones Upholstery's post 04/25/2023

Recently completed modern loveseat with decorative nailhead trim . . . I love that these nails can be subtle while also giving this piece the right amount of pop!

03/27/2023

Oh so pretty in pink velvet!

03/20/2023

I always love a complimentary fabric combination; I think this plaid and velvet look especially sharp!

Photos from Good Bones Upholstery's post 03/02/2023

Flexsteel loveseat before and after: we made some major design changes to the back, arms and skirts to give this piece a sleeker, more modern look.

02/22/2023

Wing chair with waterfall skirt covered in a lovely reddish pink texture with a pop of color.

This is only the second time I've done this style of skirt in my 8 year career. I used the previous upholsterer's work as a template and am pretty happy with the results. I'll make a few tweaks to the method next time, but in general, the waterfall skirt has been demystified!

Photos from Good Bones Upholstery's post 01/18/2023

Vintage sofa - before, after, and in between.
This is the kind of piece that gets me feeling sentimental -- it was passed down from my client's parents and came to me in the original upholstery from 1970! All told, I was pretty impressed with how the original materials and workmanship held up.

Photos from Good Bones Upholstery's post 11/29/2022

Flashy patterns may get all the attention, but for the real workhorses of your household furniture -- the family room sectional, lived-in living room set, or the dog's favorite chair in your home office -- you can't go wrong with a durable solid.

1- Sectional in Ultrahyde vinyl
2- Living room set in Crypton fabric
3- Skirted formal chairs in a performance chenille

Photos from Good Bones Upholstery's post 10/20/2022

Its been a busy few weeks with some fun projects in and out!

Photos from Good Bones Upholstery's post 10/05/2022

Another lovely little chair in the books! The curves of the butterfly back, coupled with the diamond tufting and not-so-stretchy velvet fabric was a challenge but the end result is a show stopper.

Photos from Good Bones Upholstery's post 09/22/2022

Loving this Queen Ann wing chair in blues

Photos from Good Bones Upholstery's post 09/19/2022

Vintage rocking chair before and after! After a run of couches and commercial pieces, it was nice to work on a smaller piece with a big transformation. My clients refinished the show wood on the arms and we were all pleased with how well the finished complimented the new fabric.

Photos from Good Bones Upholstery's post 07/29/2022

Vintage sofa recovered in leather

Photos from Good Bones Upholstery's post 07/07/2022

More fun with different styles of furniture! Vintage La-z-boy recliners and an almost-antique tufted club chair.

Photos from Good Bones Upholstery's post 05/26/2022

I've had a run of chairs come through the shop recently. Its nice to have a variety of styles and fabrics to work with.

Photos from Good Bones Upholstery's post 05/17/2022

Talk about a before and after! These barstools got an entirely new look, going from a tapestry that screams "early 90s" to a far classier black leather with diamond patterned buttons. Why yes, I *can* work magic 😉

Photos from Good Bones Upholstery's post 05/12/2022

Pretty little custom upholstered bedroom chair; this central fabric from Charlotte Fabrics becomes iridescent when you catch the light just right.

Photos from Good Bones Upholstery's post 04/27/2022

I always love uncovering original manufacturing information; in this case just a date, but still! 1961! I'm honored to add my own work to a piece that is going to last for many more decades to come. They really don't make furniture like they used to!

Photos from Good Bones Upholstery's post 04/04/2022

Still thinking about the understated elegance of this club chair I sent out last week. The piping in a solid fabric perfectly complements the herringbone pattern and makes the lines of the chair really pop.

Photos from Good Bones Upholstery's post 03/07/2022

Another colorful project! We used a high-durability purple chenille for the inside areas that get the hardest use and accented the outsides with an abstract print.

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328 E 2nd Street
Iowa City, IA
52240

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