I had this great idea to use them at the heads of our new dining table but the curvy legs of the chairs were a hair too wide for the table. RATS! I hate when a plan is foiled by bad measuring.
Many of you have asked how much it costs to re-upholster a piece of furniture.
To be quite honest, it can be very costly. In fact, sometimes you’re better off buying a brand new piece of furniture. But with re-upholstery you get exactly what you want & you’re potentially saving it from the landfill.
Sometimes you can find a deal by enrolling in a community college class where you bring your own piece and learn to re-upholster it yourself in the class.
Another option is thinking outside the box. Inquire with someone who specializes in automotive upholstery. Many times they are just as talented and will charge a whole lot less.
One option that I’ve been very interested in is taking it to your local prison. Many prisons have programs for inmates that teach them a trade. With the help of a trained professional they work on your chair and gain experience. The turn around time is longer but your final cost is considerably less. In fact I’ve heard that people are suprinsgly pleased with the final result.
If you’re interested in DIY’ing it then Singer Upholstery Basics is a great resource.
Time for my plug. Please friends, I’m getting desperate for help. Because I applied a week behind everyone else I’m about 2000 votes behind in order to make it in to the top 20. Just think, if I get this job then I can afford to bring you more cool projects. Tell your friends, family, Facebook, blog, Twitter. Just one 5 second click everyday for the next week is all it takes.
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End soap box.