Our Services

Murphy’s Upholstery is a small business of craftsmen which has continuously operated for over 75 years. Founded in 1934 by Mrs. Francis Murphy during the Great Depression, Murphy’s supplemented the family income by making slipcovers, draperies, and re upholstering small pieces. After Mrs. Murphy’s death, her son, Mr. Paul Murphy took over. Retiring in ’96, he sold the business to its present owner, Mr. Michael Walker. Murphy’s grew, and eventually moved to a larger home now located at 1705 W. Gate City Blvd ( Formerly W Lee Street ) near the Greensboro...

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Custom Upholstery

At Murphy’s we are always up for a challenge. If you can draw it on a napkin, we can often make it. Whether it be a headboard you’ve seen on a hit show or a piece you saw during your travels in Europe. This is a labor intensive process, so we do ask that you allow extra time and budget for us to get it just...

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Repairs & Refinishing

Often a piece needs more than just a change of cloth. Perhaps new legs installed, or maybe the ones on there now are loose. Are the springs of your love-seat hanging from the bottom? Is the arm of your reading chair wobbly? Murphy’s can often make repairs to furniture without re-upholstering or during the re-upholstery process. Working hand in hand with several of the areas finer wood re finishers, Murphy’s is happy to send a piece out for a new wood finish. Often Murphy’s own wood workers turn a new spindle to replace the one missing from your Great Grandmother’s Victorian Rocker. Even Grandpa’s leather smoking chair can be repaired and recovered with new leather and aged brass nails! Contact Murphy’s Upholstery for Information and Quotes by clicking on the “Contact Us” link...

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Reupholstery

Re-Upholstery is more than changing the fabric on a piece of furniture! Murphy’s is often called upon to alter the shape of an arm or make an attached sofa cushion a detached sofa cushion. If your cushions have gone soft and limp, why not let Murphy’s replace the soft foam rubber to give it back the support it needs. Popped zipper’s are no problem to replace and why not add a few colorful throw pillows to jazz up that old corner chair — Murphy’s can do that too! Incorporating that same fabric from the chair into the draperies while piping it all into cloth from the table skirt will create a room of married and well matched designs. Re-upholstering with Murphy’s Upholstery offers these customized options not found on the rack. Often a piece needs more than just a change of cloth. Perhaps new legs installed, or maybe the ones on there now are loose. Are the springs of your love-seat hanging from the bottom? Is the arm of your reading chair wobbly? Murphy’s can often make repairs to furniture without re-upholstering or during the re-upholstery process. Working hand in hand with several of the areas finer wood re finishers, Murphy’s is happy to send a piece out for a new wood finish. Often Murphy’s own wood workers turn a new spindle to replace the one missing from your Great Grandmother’s Victorian Rocker. Even Grandpa’s leather smoking chair can be repaired and recovered with new leather and aged brass nails! Contact Murphy’s Upholstery for Information and Quotes by clicking on the “Contact Us” link above. I didn’t think my favorite old chair could look brand new again, but Murphy’s did a fantastic job bringing it back to life. – Tom...

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Upholstery

Upholstery entails the creation of a new piece. We have the ability to make built in banquettes, window seat cushions, custom headboards, and creative ottomans. Often clients appear with nothing more than a photo from a magazine or a scribbled diagram on a bar napkin and we can transform their idea into a custom piece like no other in the world! We have done many installations for commercial clients such as a wall of padded panels for push pin presentations and interesting sometimes whimsical decor for night clubs and restaurants. We have even made a throne which was over 12 feet high and 20 feet wide! Who ever said the sky is the limit…was holding...

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