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Val Tierney Upholstery love giving your furniture a new lease of life

See below for our before & after gallery...

Conservatory re-vamp!

Our customer wanted her much used conservatory furniture re-vamping.

She chose : Porter & Stone- Aldernay Fabrics.


New life for a classic Ercol

Our customer updated his family heirloom Ercol Suite in our Cristina Marrone Lombardia Range of fabrics.

He was "Over the Moon " with the results!

Wing Chair re-vamp

We disgarded our customers old loose covers on her pair of Wing Chairs and reupholstered them in Ross Herringbone Mint.

We made armcaps and headswatches to future-proof them!

Understated Elegance !

Our customer wanted to breathe new life into their dated Regency suite. So they chose a beautiful small woven design by Romo ,from their "Orton" range,called Hennell Turtle Dove. On the outside back they used a contrast pattern from the same range ,called Odell Turtle Dove. Finished with a grey braid the effect was understated Elegance !

Loud and Proud!

Our customer chose a bold Liberty's cotton print to totally update a favourite sofa sofa that had been in her family for years!

We updated the style by replacing the skirted look with a minimal bottom border finish,accentuated with a wooden foot to match the rest of the wooden finishes in their room.

They were really happy with the results!

Family favourite!

This couples Leather suite was a family favourite,they loved everything about it. We managed to find a leather from Futura Leathers that matched it perfectly an reupholstered the whole thing ! New foams and backfills completed the look.

Back to its former glory!

New Look

We used Cristina Marrone Velluto Linen,to give a new look to our customers suite.

A Bold new look!

We totally transformed this three seater sofa and chair in H&R Orinoco Two tone,along with this we made a box ottoman  which we upholstered in Inca Stripe Marine.A favourite Wing chair was covered in Amazon plain.

Shabby chic to Clean Cut!

A well loved pair of sofa's were  transformed when we upholstered them in Romo Asuri Linen Blend Cashew. Changing from loose cover to fixed upholstery gives a much sharper crisp finish ,which lends itself well to this beautiful Romo cloth.

Cutdown Recliner !

Our customers had a three seater and two seater pair of recliner settees,they decided they wanted the two seater cutdown to a recliner chair ,so this we did!

They chose Caledonian from Ross Fabrics in Oatmeal Patchwork and Plain.

Simple Lines

Our customer wanted a simpler look ,tired with pattern they chose a lovely Slubbed Wine Linen type fabric from the Ross Kenton Range.

Duresta Update

Our customer chose Cristina Marrone -Lana 11 Jaquard chenille in warm Heather and Green tones to update the look of their Duresta suite.They used a mixture of Checks and Stripes in co-ordinating cloths to give an Eclectic look.

Duresta Update

They had their Wing Chair reupholstered in Lana11-Heather stripe, and we made a matching Lumber cushion for comfort.

60's Vintage

A very unusual suite this one, not one we'd seen before! we gave it an update with Cristina Marrone Velluto Ruby.

Updated Knoll

We updated this Knoll suite in Ross Alba Celadon,in Plain,Patchwork and Fleur. 

The subtle contrasts of pattern looked great!

Ercol update !

Our customer loved her Ercol sofabed and chair ,but they were beginning to look a bit dated and not that comfortable.So with new foam inards and new Fabric cases made in Ross Caledonian range,we've given it a new lease of life ,for years to come!

Sofabed Transformed !

The before and after photo's of this sofabed are almost unrecognisable.We used Ross Eleganza Broad Stripe in Grey/Damson to give it a smart updated look.

Brought back to life !

This Colonial suite was well loved by our customer,but it had seen better days.

They wanted to breath new life into it with a new patterned fabric,which we quilted to give it a bit of oomph!

The end result was fantastic,after de-waxing the wooden frame the whole thing looked brand new!

Looking Groovy!

For sentimental reasons ,our customer wanted his late fathers "EGG" chair,from the 60's to be a statement piece in his lounge.So he chose a bold Purple Tweed fabric ,Brompton from Covertex ,to really make the chair Pop !

Simply Perfect !

Our customer wanted to simplify their look ,so they chose Covertex Ancona Chenille in a nice neutral pallette,to do just that. They then added large scatter cushions in Covertex Bellisimo in a self pattern ,just to add a little something !

Very Cosy !

Our customer loved their colonial suite ,but the leather had seen better days.So they fancied a change ,and chose a lovely textured chenille from Covertex ,Carnivale in a dusky Pink colour .The final look completely updated their suite.

"Stressless" Repairs

We have a lot of call for repairs to "Stressless" furniture.Customers become very attached to these chairs and when the leather starts to wear and split,thats where we can help !

Take a look at these before and after photo's,we readjusted the seams on these chairs to repair the seat ,but we can also put new leather panels in depending on how much the customer wants to spend.

"Old Favourite"

A much loved Colonial suite was re-vamped by using Ross , Camden Leaf Oyster.We re-polished the arms and All looks Brand New !

Sumptuous Makeover !

We completely re-vamped this three seater and two seater for our customer ,with "Villa Nova's" ,Fraser Ochre from their "Clarence" range. With its luxurious Velvet Pile and textured pattern the transformation was amazing !

Beautiful Batik !

Our customer went for a complete change when they had us reupholster their much loved suite.
The Sofa was done in a James Brindley Printed Cotton/linen mix ,in a beautiful Batk style.The final result was very striking!
The two chairs were then covered in a contrast textured chenille from Villa Nova called Neptune.The overall look was lovely.

Ercol Transformation

This customers Ercol Renaissance Sofa and chair ,were looking a bit tired and faded.
He chose a lovely fabric from Martins fabrics -"Wrotham Collection" in Izzy Teal,to completely change and update the look of the suite!

Funky Little Chair !

This customer wanted to make a statement with this little 50's-60's Chair.So with fabric supplied by Herself ,we used it to include as much of the pattern as possible.Very Funky!

Old favourite brought back to life!

Our customers loved their loose covered sofa's ,but they were beginning to look tired.So we made new covers with full arm caps,and they're over the moon!

Leather Re-up

Our customers favourite leather chair was looking a bit worse for wear,so they decided to have it newly upholstered in Futura Washington Hazelnut leather.
We also made them Armcaps and a headswatch to protect it from further wear & tear >

Refreshingly Elegant transformation

Our customer chose a beautiful "Jim Dickens"  fabric from their "Trafalgar" range ,to revamp their   suite.They had the two settee's done in Platinum Hamilton ,a damask background with a chenille pattern.Then they had the armchair and the settee in-fill cushions in the co-ordinating stripe, Cuthbert design .
The overall look was very Elegant !

Recliner Makover

We reupholstered this Recliner suite for a customer who could'nt bear to get rid of their old favourite. We updated the colour and fabric by using Ross fabrics "Jumbo" range in Rouge.
New seat foams ,restuffing of the backs and armpads ,and the whole thing looked brand new!

Spot on!

This lovely old Wing chair came in for a complete overhaul,We used Ross "Latino Circle Red" on the chair and made a small Lumber cushion to co-ordinate in  "Latino Stripe".
We also touched the polish work up on the legs to finish the job off!

Camper van

This customer converted  his own Camper van ,so after receiving the measurements for his seating area ,we were able to make him some nice comfy seating/bedding area cushions.We bolstered the cushions for a professional Caravan look.

Drop arm sofa

This Tired 1920's Drop Arm Sofa ,came in to us needing a bit of TLC.The arm action was no longer working and the whole thing was very tired!
We stripped it right back to the frame, and began again. The customer chose a lovely contempory  check fabric from Kirkby House called Loft in a grey colour which really brought it up to date.New feather cushions were made to finish it off!

Tartan Glory

We'd already upholstered this chair for a customer 10yrs ago in a popular tapestry cloth,but they decided it was time for a change.
So they chose a beautiful Tartan from kirkby Design 's "Caledonia" range .They went for Stirling Loden,in lovely rich warm tones of terracotta and greens.
They were really pleased with the result.

Easy chair re-vamp

We reupholstered these two easy chairs in a nice contempory linen look  fabric from Ross -Slub Jet.

Tailored good looks !

This armchair came in looking worse for wear ,but we made them a tailored loose cover in a smart brocade fabric.What a transformation !

Bold Update !

Our customer wanted to really update this settee,so they chose a bold design from "Cristina Marrone" called Romano to do just that!

Stylish update !

Our customer wanted to make a statement with this chair ,so she chose a lovely stripe fabric from Ross in Latino stripe and a scatter cushion in Latino Spot.

Tartan Slipper chair

This lovely Reproduction Victorian Slipper chair was given a re-vamp using Scutt & Coles - Kingsley Tartan Jaquard in Pink & Green.Great attention was paid to make sure the check matched all ways!

Volkswagen Camper van Overhaul

This customer had spent hours making the paintwork of his 70's VW Camper van look as good as new,so it was time for us to do the same to the inside for him!
So we made up new foam interiors and cases in a practical wipeable vinyl,that when jigsawed together make up the bed ,and then create the seating area the rest of the time ,needless to say he was very pleased with the results!

Long Boat re-vamp!

Our customers sent these photo's to us,because they were so pleased with the results.

She said "We've gone from 70's drab stripe to completely updated !"

Antique chairs revamped !

This customer fancied going a bit bolder with his chairs ,so chose these bright "Designers Guild" fabrics to do just that.

Custom made sofa's

We made these sofa's for customers who had looked "everywhere" and just could'nt find what they wanted.We used fabrics from Kirkby House "Caledonia" range, mixing and matching Plains and Checks in subtle green hues.The suite consisted of a three seater and a "snuggle" chair.
The fabric was a pure new wool,and gave a very warm cosy feel to the suite as you can see.

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We upholstered this wing chair and footstool in our customers own fabric.The soft muted tones of the tartan looked really stylish.The fabric was from "Sandersons" in a thick wool mix .

Updated style.

We updated this sofa for the customer by using ,Cristina Marrone "Velluto" Gold,a hardwearing Velvet.
The sofa had a very long seat which made sitting upright quite difficult ,so we made two large scatter cushions to fill the lumber area and give more support.

Stead Suite

This customers "Stead" suite ,needed a little updating.She chose "H&R "Verity for the main body of the suite and then  mixed and matched the scatter cushions with "Ross's" Belfleur collection in their duck egg colourway.

Totally updating the look!

Tartan heaven !

Our customer chose to go down the tartan route with a beautiful "Scutt & Coles"  cloth from their Kingsley range.

Parker Knoll wing chair

This Parker Knoll 720 wing chair was a favourite of the customers ,so she had it reupholstered in Ross's Belfleur Candy Stripe Duck Egg to co-ordinate with her suite.

Custom made Suite

We designed and made this suite to the customers specifications.They wanted a long seat and chunky arms for a luxurious effect.
They chose "Singletons"Inspirations range.The body of the suite was in "Hallmark" Mocha,on one side of the cushions was "Orchard Leaf",and then we used the rest of the range for the scatter cushion back.
We made a large box ottoman to finish the look ,and on this we used "Quartz Floral".
Altogether the look really was luxurious!

Derwent suite reupholstery

We reupholstered this customers suite in H&R's "Verity" range,in plain Walnut.Then we used a cornflower blue and walnut stripe for one side of the cushions and the footstool ,mixing in a plain cornflower from "Ross" Tuscany range to co-ordinate on the scatters.

Derwent Suite

Before and After !

Updated reproduction drawing room chairs.

We updated these elegant reproduction chairs for a customer,by changing them from green velvet to a Jim Dickens fabric "Alacanti",we gave them a re-polish and they looked really elegant.

Antique pub seat

This lovely old Pub seat was in a real state when it arrived at our workshops.After we built a whole new framework for the seating area,repaired and repolished the showood frame,reupholstered it in "Ross Fabrics" Medallion Henna range,we think you'll agree it looked superb!

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Originally a 3str &2str ,we extended the 2str to match and then updated the whole look by covering it in Harlequins -Arkono Aramis range on one sofa andflorian on the other,tying both together by piping them in a Charcoal Grey Velvet.

The effect was stunning!

Co-ordinated stripes.

Having upholstered the customers suite in "Seranata" green by Cristina Marrone ,we co-ordinated their easy chair in a stripe from the same collection ,to mix it up a bit!

Bergere suite

We completely revamped this Bergere suite ,using Ross Fabrics "MELROSE" Collection.

We think you'll agree it looks beautiful!

Fireside re-vamps

This collection of fireside chairs came from a holiday rental cottage.The owner wanted to update them and make them more practical ,so we upholstered them in a selection of cloths from Ross.

Leather corner unit

This leather corner unit was starting to sag and look tired,the foam had gone in the seats and the webbing had collapsed in certain sections.
Once we brought it into the workshop and replaced  and repaired all that needed doing,it looked  like it was back to its former glory.

Duresta revamp

This Duresta suite ,consisting of a 3str,2str,Gents chair and Ladies chair,just needed updating and rejuvenating.

The customer chose a beautiful "Jim Dickens" fabric from their extensive range ,and once reupholstered it looked fresh and updated!

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3 Piece Suite Before in a pattern fabri on the seat's & back's on the body in plain fabric & After in a brown fabric from cover-tex range.

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Same design As Above in grey fabric from cover-tex range.

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3 Piece Suite reupholstered in "John Singletons" West End range, Kensington Plain Honey.

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Same design as above.

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Same desgin  as above.

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3 Seater with new arm design fabric mistura 204

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This suite is a classic Duresta design ,which we re-upholstered for the customer in Ross "Capri",shade-Biscuit.

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These chairs belong to the settee above.

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Take a look at the difference here,we used "Cristina Marone" Tessitura range ,colour -Flame.

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Matching "Flame" sofa completes the suite

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This dated sofa is now elegant, contemporary and good as new, thanks to Val Tierney's experienced craftsmen!

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A 3PS Sofa Before in a yellow fabric & After in a brown fabric.

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Same design  as above.

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" Loose cover" suite in customers own "Harlequin" Linen fabric.

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"Harlequin" loose cover as before.

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Before in a floral fabric & After in atlanta floral oyster fabric from the ross fabrics range.

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These Chair's Belong to the Settee Above

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3 Piece Suite reupholstered in "H&R" beige Chenille.

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3 Piece Suite Before in a red stripe fabric & After In A Stripe fabric on One Side & A Patten fabric on the Other Side Of the Cushion + plain fabric on the body from cristina marrone valore range.

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Same design as the settee.

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3 Piece Suite Before in a green fabric & After in knightsbridge grape 3978/08 from kirkby house kensington range.

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Our customer wanted his favourite leather suite back to its original glory,so we reupholstered the whole suite in "Futura" Italian leather,in their Birch range ,colour- antique honey.

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We also refinished the wooden frame to make sure it all looked "Brand New".

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This suite was given a new lease of life , by re-upholstering it in "Cover-tex" Lambada , colour -Slate,as you can see it's as good as new!

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Same design as above

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A 3 Piece Suite Before in a Floral Chenille Fabric & After in Camden Diamond Mint SR 15509/
Camden Cord Mint SR 15529 & Camden Stria Mint from Ross Fabric Range.

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Same Design as Above.

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A 3 Piece Suite Loose Cover Beforen in a Machine Washable Cotton Fabric, After in Mistura Mis 100 Machine Washable Fabric From Cristina Marrone Range.

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Same Design As Above.

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Reupholstery of a 3 Seater & a Chair before in a green loose cover fabric and after in a Plain Paramount Plaza Parchment from the John Singleton range.

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Re-upholstery of a 3 Piece Suite. Before in a Diamond fabric After in Kin 005/26 Kingsley Check Coral/Sage from Scutt & Coles Kingsley Range.

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Same as Above.

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A 3 Piece Suite re-up before in a plain red fabric/after in Pimlico Rouge SR 16022 from Ross Fabrics Range.

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A 3 Seater and 2 chair's before in a Green fabric + one extra chair before in a Floral fabric/After in Camden Patchwork Oyster SR12430 from the Ross Fabrics Range and we re-polished the frame.

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This Knolle  Sofa Was Made For A Customer to their requirements in Ross "Oban" range.

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We made this Marriot suite without the wings,as requested by the customer .The  fabric is a subtle stripe by John Singleton ,we then made co-ordinating scatter cushions in the spot and plain from the same range.

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This is our Shreveport Suite Made To Measure for a customer in "Malmo" Driftwood, from Villa Nova.

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New marriott design in a H&R Rosemount fabrics range.

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We made this suite to a customers requirements in "Futura" Italian leather,Washington range,colour- Chestnut.

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This is our handmade "Dorset " suite,which we made for a customer in "Villa Nova" Malmo range,colour- Burnt orange.