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They Can Fix It
Comments () | Published August 1, 2008
It took Sharon Zorella-Garrett of Zorella Restoration three weeks to repair this broken Chinese vase. She glued the pieces back together and remade a few missing fragments; then she filled in, sanded, and repainted the cracks so they didn’t show. Photograph courtesy of Sharon Zorella-Garrett

Upholstery Cleaning and Reupholstering

Bergerie Decorating Company, 3343 Prospect St., NW; 202-337-8727. A top choice among interior designers for reupholstering furniture.

Cannon Upholstery, 4901 Hampden La., Bethesda; 301-654-0090; Reupholstery of furniture and walls as well as repairs, frame regluing, and caning. Pickup and delivery available for a fee.

Christopher’s, 2931-E Eskridge Rd., Fairfax; 800-787-5885; This company specializes in treating textiles to protect them from stains and wear but also does on-site upholstery cleaning and spot removal.

Dural Cleaning Fabric Specialists, 2408 Minnesota Ave., SE; 202-581-3800. Carpet and furniture cleaning in the Washington area for 48 years.

Georgetown Refinishing, 625 Cady Dr., Fort Washington; 202-333-3311. This furniture-refinishing shop also does reupholstery.

José Gonçalves & Sons, 4808 Lee Hwy., Arlington; 703-528-5272; Specializes in reupholstering furniture, whether antique or contemporary. Has done work for the White House and private collectors all over the country.

Looney & Sons, 2839 Dorr Ave., Fairfax; 703-560-9104. This designer favorite reupholsters all types of furniture.

Parkway Custom Drycleaning, 8402 Connecticut Ave., Chevy Chase; 301-652-3377; This longtime dry cleaner offers in-home upholstery cleaning and stain removal.

Wicker, Cane, and Rush

Cannon Upholstery, 4901 Hampden La., Bethesda; 301-654-0090; Does repairs, frame regluing, and caning. No wicker.

Morrison’s Chair Caning, 18740 Blue Violet La., Gaithersburg; 301-948-5130; This company can restore most types of woven chair seats. It’s been in business 30 years and will work on chairs or stools, antique to modern.

Raymond Burkett Quality Restorations, 715 Kennebec Ave., Takoma Park; 301-589-2658. Specializes in woven furniture, particularly caning and wicker. Does restoring, refinishing, and painting.

Wicker Place Antiques, 7305 Centreville Rd., Manassas; 703-361-8622. Donna Keller and Dennis Moon specialize in antique pieces but repair newer furniture, too. They reweave and restore wicker, cane, splint reed, bamboo, rattan, and rush furniture.

Willie’s Wicker Repair, 5812 Doris Dr., Alexandria; 703-379-1954. Willie Conley fixes any kind of woven furniture, including antiques and heirlooms. Also makes custom covers.

Windows and Doors

Schuettinger Conservation Services, 17 North Alley, New Market; 301-865-3009. This antiques-conservation shop restores historic wooden doors.

Stripping Workshop, 411 New York Ave., NE; 202-544-1470. In business 31 years, this is a good choice for refinishing wooden doors and windows as well as cast-iron radiators, heating grates, furniture, and mantles.

Window Pro, 12100 Baltimore Ave., Suite 4, Beltsville; 410-813-2275; Repairs windows and doors, including screens and cracked glass, and repairs or replaces patio sliding doors and French doors. Specializes in hard-to-find parts.

Wood Furniture

Most of these companies work on antiques, but unlike the antique specialists listed at the beginning of this article, the following firms also work on newer furniture.

Barbara Adatte, Reston; 703-834-0762. Adatte, who has 30 years’ experience working with antiques, comes to your home to repair, clean, or wax wood furniture. She also repairs decorative porcelain.

Bergerie Decorating Company, 3343 Prospect St., NW; 202-337-8727. This highly praised Georgetown firm reupholsters and refinishes all types of furniture.

Carrison’s Restorations, 8494-F Signal Hill Rd., Manassas; 703-830-4044; Repairs and restores wood furniture, including lacquer, varnish, and shellac finishes. This 26-year-old family-owned business also does brass polishing and painting.

Georgetown Refinishing, 625 Cady Dr., Fort Washington; 202-333-3311. Refinishes and repairs all wood furniture, new or antique. Recommended by local furniture and antiques stores.

Joseph’s Refinishing and Upholstery, 9176 Red Branch Rd., Columbia; 410-997-5550. Restores and repairs old and new furniture, particularly pieces damaged in fires and floods. Has worked for the Federal Reserve, National Gallery of Art, and British Embassy. This 22-year-old family-owned business also offers design and decorating services.

Stripping Workshop, 411 New York Ave., NE; 202-544-1470. Highly recommended for wood refinishing.


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