In February of 2014, John’s Upholstery celebrated its 25th anniversary of serving the Chicagoland area. Since its grand opening in 1989 by brothers John and Marian Gorzelany, John’s Upholstery has been featured in Chicago Magazine, Voyage Chicago, and on ABC’s 190 North as one of the premier upholstery shops in the Chicago area. Thirty years later, John’s Upholstery still offers the highest quality of craftsmanship in a variety of styles ranging from traditional to contemporary. This superior quality paired with the personal service you will receive gives John’s Upholstery the reputation it has worked so hard to achieve.
Even if you are hesitant about your reupholstery project, feel free to give us a call at (773) 631-6165 and we will do our best to assist you in your decision and meet your needs!
For over 30 years John’s Upholstery has taken customers' ideas and dreams and made them into reality. John’s Upholstery is a custom upholstery shop, which means that we will be there to assist you along the way. We will be personally involved with every process regarding your furniture piece to ensure that we fully understand your needs and wants. We hope to provide a product that our customers will enjoy for many years to come.
Furniture is an essential part of your home and reupholstery of furniture is an investment that our customers will never regret. The custom feel of a home is what is important to our customers, which makes it one of our top priorities. We promise to always serve our customers so that they can have the best reupholstery experience possible.
Below we list a few services that we consistently provide to our customers. If what you are looking for is not on the list, please don’t hesitate to call us at (773) 631-6165 and we will do our best to accommodate your needs.
WE SPECIALIZE IN...
Custom Upholstery on Any Furniture Piece
Furniture Repair (Re-gluing, Touch-Ups, Polishing, etc.)
Replacing Broken or Torn Cane
Custom Sewing (Throw Pillows, Dust Ruffles, Cornices, etc.)
Dining Room Chairs
We also work with interior designers to create a custom look throughout your home!
“What a pleasure. Professional, fairly priced and the quality of the craftsmanship in my mid-century dining room chairs is fantastic. Marian was timely and a lovely person to do business with."
"This is a great business and their workmanship is AMAZING! Marian and John are wonderful to work with and I would highly recommend using them!"
6319 N. Central Avenue
Chicago, IL 60646
Monday - Friday: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday: 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., by appointment only
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHY JOHN'S UPHOLSTERY?
John’s Upholstery has over 30 years of experience working with clients and interior designers to provide customers with pieces that they will love. We do all the upholstery work ourselves using the same techniques that have allowed us to gain our current reputation. Our experience and determination for customer satisfaction makes us one of the top upholsterers in the Chicagoland area as noted by Chicago Magazine.
I AM UNDECIDED BETWEEN REUPHOLSTERING MY FURNITURE AND PURCHASING A NEW PIECE. WHAT SHOULD I DO?
If you feel that you own a quality piece of furniture and you like it besides the fabric, then it is absolutely worth reupholstering. Many furniture stores sell pieces for under $500; however, these typically have flimsy frames and the entire piece needs to be replaced within a few years. Old furniture is bound to have a solid frame that John’s Upholstery will be able to work with when reupholstering it. We always use brand new foam when replacing the foam in your pieces, so having us reupholster your piece of furniture will give it that brand new furniture look and feel.
DO I NEED TO PURCHASE FABRIC FROM JOHN’S UPHOLSTERY OR CAN I BRING MY OWN?
John’s Upholstery offers a wide selection of fabrics that you can choose from; however, if you feel that you would like to bring in your own fabric, we will suggest the yardage amount needed for your particular reupholstery and do the entire job with your fabric.
CAN YOU TELL ME ABOUT THE REUPHOLSTERY PROCESS FROM START TO FINISH?
First, the customer chooses to either bring the piece to John’s Upholstery or have John’s Upholstery come to his or her home (some estimates may be done over email if a picture is attached). We then provide the customer with an estimated cost for labor and an estimated amount of fabric needed for the job. At this point, the customer can choose to purchase fabric or go through John’s Upholstery to choose the fabric.
Second, if the customer decides to have the piece reupholstered by John’s Upholstery, the piece is brought in and stripped of the fabric and foam. John’s Upholstery then chooses the appropriate foam type and always uses brand new foam when reupholstering. If applicable, the wood frames are re-glued and the springs are re-tied.
Third, the new foam is added to the chair and the reupholstering process begins.
Fourth, the pillows and cushions are cut out of brand new foam and the fabric is applied.
Fifth, often times the customer is contacted to ensure that all the final details have been attended to. Then, the customer can either come pick the piece up or John’s Upholstery will deliver free of charge. The customer now has a piece of furniture that they can enjoy for years to come!