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5015 15th Avenue NW Seattle, WA 98107 | 206-783-1696

35 years of service

Furniture Upholstery & Fabrics

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Sunmark upholstery is the place to go if you need to upholster chairs or reupholster sofas, love seats, cushions, banquettes, recliners, chaise lounges or kitchen nooks.

Do you need furniture upholstery repair, sofa repair, leather couch repair or furniture repair? Sunmark Upholstery is the leader in furniture upholstery on the Eastside.

Finest Quality Workmanship

The dramatic before and after image above is an example of the quality craftsmanship you'll find at Sunmark. This early 20th century settee was so badly trashed it barely qualified as an antique.

Reupholstering the piece required quite a bit of restoration work. The horsehair padding and latex foam had turned to dust, so before doing anything else we had to cut new foam and padding. Repairing and reattaching the settee's broken leg was even trickier. The leg had snapped off years ago, leaving shards of an old dowel stuck inside the seat deck. We repaired the leg, the warped headboard and a few other things. New upholstery provided the final touch.

three phases of reupholstery

The three pictures above illustrate the progression of a typical project at Sunmark. We strip the chair, replace or refurbish the foam when necessary, then pattern and apply the new fabric.

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Step by our showroom. We have hundreds of fabrics to chose from. Ask about our recycled leather, PVC free and certified "Cradle to Cradle" environmentally friendly fabrics designed with material content, recyclability and manufacturing characteristics in mind.

We also feature a vast selection of attractive fabrics specifically manufactured for residential purposes. These contract fabrics are durable, easy to care for, and guaranteed to last.


garrett premium leather

Genuine leather is an elegant alternative to fabric and vinyl for furniture upholstery, providing superior durability and resistance to wear. Garrett Leather offers a wide variety of beautiful, Italian upholstery leather products, including semi-aniline, naked, vintage, stingray embossed, metallic, and patent leather. Garrett Leather offers additional products such as Tubular Wovens®, Leather Welt Cord, Braided Welt, genuine Sheepskin, Thread, Accessories, and Wall Panels.

The Caressa Collection (below) provides the softness of calf with the larger cutting yields of cowhide. It's the best of both worlds. This full grain Italian leather has a gorgeous, subtle sheen and an irresistibly soft hand. Caressa is recommended for most upholstery applications.


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Porcelain
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White
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Vellum
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Silk
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Alabaster
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Pastel
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Taffy
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Chamois
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Creme
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French Vanilla
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Sunflower
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Fawn
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Buttermilk
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Doeskin
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Parchment
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Sable
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Tobacco
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Dachshund
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Saddle
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Butternut
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Cocoa Berry
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Terra Cotta
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Cinnamon
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Cognac
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Peppercorn
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Magenta
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Coffee
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Coral
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Mango
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Red
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Burgundy
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Royal Purple
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Plum
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Cool Gray
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Steel
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Pewter
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Onyx
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Silver Touch
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Raindrop
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Dove Gray
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Platinum
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Shetland
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Cobblestone
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Iris
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Cobalt
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Aqua
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Marina
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Azure
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Blueberry
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Teal
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Marine Blue
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Seagreen
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Tuscan
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Margarita
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Shamrock
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Rainforest
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The Sunmark Standard of Excellence

 

sunmark Piano Bench

Making a cushion reversible is a great way to extend its lifespan. It goes without saying that you need enough fabric to cover both sides. The owner of this piano bench wanted us to make a reversible cushion using her fabric. Trouble is, she didn't have enough to make it work.

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    Piano Bench
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    Completed Piano Bench Cushion

Because there wasn't enough fabric, we had to make to make some design changes. One of the changes actually improved the look; we were able to hide the fabric seam at the bottom of the cushion and reposition the tie so it was less obtrusive. The cushion wasn't reversible, but in the end it looked better. Ordering fabric directly from us would have solved the problem. Thousands of fabrics are available at Sunmark. And we'll make sure to order enough.

 

sunmark Leather Window Seat

Leather is a stylish alternative to traditional upholstery fabrics. But, there are pluses and minuses to consider before choosing it.

The first hurdle you need to clear is the cost. Professionally tanned leather is usually sold by the hide. And it's expensive; between five and six hundred dollars depending on the size. You can harvest about 3 yards of usable material from a typical hide. That works out to about $200 per yard, roughly four times the cost of standard upholstery fabric.

If the cost doesn't scare you, leather can be an excellent choice for sofas, chairs, or -- in this instance -- cushions for a window seat. It's durable and supple. Above all, leather looks great. This leather was processed to have an unfinished, distressed look.

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    Window Seat With Leather Cushions
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    Leather Cushions for Window Seat

You'll notice the hide retains the branding marks. We could have worked around them, but the customer wanted to accentuate the brands to give the finished cushions an Old West look.

In addition to costing more, leather also requires extra care and maintenance. But, if you're okay with that, leather is a great way to go.

 

sunmark Matching Plaid Fabric

Plaid fabric is a great way to add pizazz to your den or family room. But, upholstering furniture in plaid is so difficult that some shops won't even do it. As you might image, matching and aligning a multi-colored jacquard with crossed horizontal and vertical bands is not for the faint-hearted.

The plaid selected for this project (below left) presents an additional challenge because each woven pear needs to be displayed in full and aligned right side up whenever possible.

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    Plaid Fabric
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    Matching Plaid Fabric

With this in mind, we begin at the bottom. After centering the first row of pears on the skirt, we stack a second row directly above it. The seat cushion isn't high enough to accommodate a third row, so instead of pears, we extend the burgundy and green banding pattern. The "pear rows" then reappear on the cushion face. They continue up the chair back (above center), around the sides and down the back -- everything lined-up just right. Notice the near perfect alignment of the corners (above right). Matching the fabric pattern from two separate skirt panels and a flap takes extra time and plenty of skill, but this sort of attention to detail makes all the difference in a demanding project like this.

 

sunmark Restoring Spring Edge

Ever wonder why your favorite chair is more comfortable than a nearly identical one? The difference may be thicker padding or better fabric, but often times it comes down to something a lot of upholstery shops ignore; "deck angle".

A chair's deck is the surface that supports the seat cushion. You see flat chair decks on cheap furniture because they're inexpensive to build and upholster. Decks also tend to be flat on Scandanavian style furniture.

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    Rebuilt Spring Edge
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    Reupholstered Chair

Without the reinforcement of a solid "spring edge" or edge roll, the front edge of a deck will collapse over time. If that happens, you'll slide forward when sitting.

When reupholstering an antique chair such as this, we're careful to restore the spring edge first. A properly restored spring edge cants the cushion to create a more comfortable seating angle. It also covers any gap between the cushion and the chair deck. Little things like this make a big difference.