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About New Life.

Often people thinking about reupholstering furniture spend lots of time and energy looking at fabrics, and don’t even consider the importance of the “insides” of the project. High-quality durable work means quality components through and through and that’s what you get when you deal with New Life Upholstery, previously in Foxboro for 40 years, now by appointment. Owners Steven and Sheila Masterson have more than 25 years of experience in the business and while they use only the best and most beautiful outside fabrics, they also put a lot of emphasis on the inner structure. They use cotton – not rolled dacron – padding, 2.8 density foam, and jute twine for retying springs, rather than polyester, which stretches and can lead to unsatisfactory results.

At New Life Upholstery, you are dealing with craftsmen who are artists as well. Not only can they resurrect your heirlooms, they also crate totally unique custom pieces. And they capably modify existing furniture so that you might not even recognize it. Some of the possible changes involve skirt styling, cushion styles and configurations and arm shapes and dimensions. If you have a serviceable older piece, it’s well worth investigating the possibilities for “new life,” via the artistry of New Life Upholstery.

Also available are free home/office design services, plus window treatments – verticals, mini-blinds, pleated shades, shutters, and draperies, all at deep discounts.

Why New Life?

“We were so pleased to find New Life Upholstery in the next town over. We were looking to update some of our furniture including an antique couch and hand-me-down accent chair, and this was our first time working with a furniture restoration shop. Sheila and Steve went out of their way to help us. Steve came out to our place to give estimates, Sheila helped us choose a wonderful new upholstery, lending her good eye for taste and design without putting any pressure on us. They are professional and friendly, and clearly care about their work and their customers. For the chair which also needed woodwork, Sheila took care of the details to have it refurnished by a local wood-worker before updating the upholstery. The estimates were accurate and last but not least, the turn-around was very quick. We had our couch back in two weeks, resprung with new seat cushioning, even during the busy holiday season. For the chair, which we did later, Sheila and Steve made a special effort to have it done in time for a dinner we were hosting.” 

J. and L., Mansfield, MA

Old-World Craftsmanship from the Experts.

New Life Upholstery offers everything from furniture restoration to headboards and bedroom accessories. Add a friendly atmosphere, a wide selection of fabrics, and free pickup and delivery, and its a tough combination to beat.

You don’t have to travel to the furniture collection at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts to see artistic upholstery work. Steven and Sheila Masterson of New Life Upholstery, who restore furniture with consistently breathtaking results, often have one or two of their latest reupholster creations in the window at 34 Central St. With Steven working his upholstering magic, and Sheila helping clients with fabric selection and decorating ideas, New Life Upholstery has built a strong reputation for skill and service in the Foxboro area. Their staff now includes 2 master upholsters, sewer, 2 apprentices, 2 decorators, as well as office and delivery personnel.

Need a new outlook on the world?

New Life Upholstery sells and installs draperies, vertical blinds, mini-blinds, pleated shades, and custom roller shades. They even offer custom shutters (indoor).

Before we remind you of the cornerstone of New Life Upholstery – genuine old world craftsmanship that transforms worn and tired chairs and sofas into proud centerpieces of your living room – we have to share a personal note. Those of us who have had work done by New Life Upholstery have come away with not only more beautiful rooms, but with the realization that genuine craftsmanship and honest-to-goodness joy in satisfying customers is alive and well.

Steven and Sheila’s friendliness, humor and appreciation for excellent workmanship are noticed, and residents are constantly stopping in to talk decorating ideas with Sheila. Steven Masterson, for his part, has had over 22 years experience in the upholstery business, first learning his trade in his family’s shop in South Attleboro. Steven follows traditional methods through the entire job, which shows in such small but important ways as inserting decorative brass tacks one at a time, not in strips, into the frame and by hand-tying all springs.

New Life has also added to its large selection of fabrics from which customers can choose when having their piece reupholstered.

New Life Upholstery gives free estimates on work, as well as pickup and delivery. They will, if you desire, travel to you home to help match a fabric. In most cases, work will be completed within three weeks of the assignment.

And Sheila inspects every piece before it leaves the premises. Need to know more? How about headboards and bedroom accessories, including pillows and quilted materials. They can also custom design furniture and New Life Upholstery offers free in-home consultation.

Before making any window decisions, consider New Life Upholstery.

New Life Upholstery


New Life Window Treatments comes to your home to custom match fabrics and materials with your home design.

Please call (508) 543-2280 to set up an in-home appointment today!

Email with any questions.