Welcome to Chameleon Upholstery. We are Mark & Lisa Stanley; owners and upholsterer/manager respectively.
Mark has been in the upholstery business for 25 years and loves what he does. He started off making divan bases and headboards and continued to add other pieces of furniture to his skills as the years progressed.
He particularly enjoys the process of restoring antiques, working closely with a friend who carries out the woodwork for us.
Lisa has over 20 years experience in customer services and business management and she takes care of the running of the business, including all administration and correspondence.
She can also offer advice on fabrics and trimmings and order free samples for you.
Our home and workshop is based in Merrow, Guildford but we can travel to most locations within Surrey and sometimes, the surrounding areas, to see customers.
We carry out all aspects of upholstery from cushions, drop in seats and dining chairs to full recovering of armchairs, sofas and antiques.
If you need just a few foam cushions made to measure, no problem. If you need an antique chair restored to former glory then why not let us revive it?
Due to a high volume of enquiries, we try to give an initial estimate via e-mail, to help customers determine if we can meet their requirements. If so, we are happy to arrange a home visit, to build on a bespoke quotation and finalise measurements, fabrics, and trimmings.
We have a huge selection of pattern books from fabric companies such as Morris & Co. Romo, Linwood and Sanderson which you can come and view or if you can give us an idea of what you are looking for, we can bring a selection to your home.
We also sell a huge range of fabrics, any of which can be made into cushions of any shape or size. Common cushion sizes are 30cm x 30cm (12inch x 12inch), 40cm x 40cm (16inch x 16inch), 45cm x 45cm (18inch x 18inch) and 60cm x 60cm (24inch x 24inch).
Cushions can also be made in circular form from 30cm (12inch) to 45cm (18 inch) and 60cm (24inch).
We can also make bolster or tubular cushions for chaise longues for example in 15cm x 45cm (6inch x 18inch) and larger.
We use Troy North Braids and trimmings to enhance the finish of furniture. Check out their website here.
Check out the Gallery for inspiration.
We strongly advise you to consider the upholstery at the planning stage of the carpentry. We are more than happy to consult with your carpenter/fitter/project manager on design and measurements.
All too often we get customers coming to us for upholstery as an after thought, once the seating has already been fitted and the space for the upholstery has been left too large; which means unnecessary costs or too small; which means not very comfortable.
Please note: When asking for quotations, customer's measurements will be used as a rough guide only and final quotations will be based on the upholsterers measurements.
Area's we cover
Epsom and Ewell
Merrow, Burpham, Jacobs Well
East and West Horsley
Why choose us?
We are a 2 person team with years of experience between us in upholstery and customer service, and we go the extra mile to make our customers happy.
We are not VAT registered, so no hidden costs.
We stay up-to-date with the latest pattern books and styles.
We have accounts with all the top fabric companies.
We work with an excellent furniture restorer and a fantastic curtain maker to give you the full make over service your home deserves.
Our prices are very competitive for the area and we aim to stay that way.
Where are we based?
We work from our home in Merrow, Guildford.
Our workshop is a barn built in the 1800's, which used to be a bakery for the estate.
The barn has 2 sides to it; one side is opened up into the garden, so in the summer we can work outdoors. The other side is enclosed and locked at night so it is safe and secure, monitored by CCTV.
We are not a shop, but we are happy for customers to visit us by appointment to view pattern books, show us their pieces for re-upholstery and discuss what can be achieved.
Services we can provide
Free Collection & Delivery
Free Sample Ordering
Drop In Seats
Crib 5 Upholstery
Antique Furniture Restoration
Restaurant Booths and Banquettes
Curtains by Honeybee Handmade
Customer Service Support
Email and Telephone
Mon-Thu 9-1 and 2-5
Book a home visit - Evenings available
Pattern book viewing by appointment