PillowsModuleSince Parker Upholstery Shop began, Earl Parker has covered or created about 20,000 cushions.  He knows a thing or two about them. 

We can create new window cushions, banquette cushions, dining room chair cushions, and patio cushions for your outdoor living.  We also do living room sofa cushions, and pillows for living rooms and bedrooms.  Where the fabric of your cushion or pillow is still OK, but the interior has broken down, we can replace the insert and bring the item back to new.

For those who are wondering what the difference is, a cushion is something on which you sit, a pillow is decorative.



OutdoorSpaceWithPillowsWe work with you to create the outdoor ambience you desire.  We create custom cushions for your outdoor living spaces including screened porches, four season outdoor areas and pool and garden furniture. A few examples can be found in our Outdoor Gallery.

We can also refurbish your existing cushions, replacing cushion inserts where your designer fabric is still good, to bring your cushions back to life.


We can create custom headboards in various styles and sizes or re-cover your existing headboard to breathe fresh life into the styling in your bedroom.   We have created a wide range of headboards in styles from opulent baroque to stark, modern looks.

We can also match a custom storage bench with your headboard and other in-bedroom furniture and also make sure your throw pillows match your style.

Contact us or have your designer reach out to us with their ideas.



Living rooms are among the most-lived in rooms in the house and as such you want it to be comfortable and stylish.  We can re-upholster the furniture you love and breathe fresh life into those pieces.  Or, we can repurpose your existing your living room furniture when your style changes. 

We do sofas, sectionals, individual pieces, recliners, and other living room furniture.  Materials we use include fabric, leather and vinyl.  We can provide advice during the commissioning process on the durability of various covering materials to match your lifestyle.

We make custom cushions and pillows for the living room, or we can re-use your existing pillow inserts for a fresh new look.  Here are some of the sofa's we've done.



Dining RoomFor people remodelling their dining rooms, we can re-upholster your chairs with your fabric of choice, or you can select from our wide selection.  We also work with designers to create the dining room of your dreams. 

We do both refurbishing of older dining room sets or re-cover new chairs to match the decor in your home.  We have done everything from chairs to banquettes in a range of styles from Victorian to modern.  We also do country kitchen sets. 

We also create cushions for chairs and banquettes and can work from drawings of custom furniture to create the style you are seeking.



About Us

Earl Parker started his apprenticeship in upholstery in 1980 and started his shop in 1986. Parker Upholstery started out in New York and moved to Clayton, North Carolina in 1991 where it has been based ever since. His shop accepts work from across the state and from further afield, such as New York, Florida and Texas for refurbishing.

Parker Upholstery especially loves to work on family heirlooms and bringing older pieces back to life. Earl Parker says  that every piece we deliver is a piece we would take home ourselves, otherwise it would not be delivered back to the customer.  His experience working on older pieces of furniture  - which were constructed differently to modern pieces - allows Earl to be able to perform restorations to the way they would have looked when they were first made, using the same types of methods of construction as were used originally. 

Parker Upholstery is also able to take on corporate, school and institutional clients. Clients include DuPont's conference room; CEO office chairs; as well as doctors' examining room tables.

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