If decor is your porn, this is your blog.
The chair on the left? The famous Oly "Hannah" chair. And, like, $1,100. The chair on the right? Craigslist, $60, and all mine. I can't wait to get it reupholstered in some yummy fabric.
You think you're going to lacquer the wood white? It sure looks nice on the Oly chair.
I think so. White seems right on this one, at least for the wood. I am worried that when all is said and done, it would have been less expensive to buy the Oly chair.
check out the mon june 16 post on morewasytowaste time http://morewaystowastetime.blogspot.com/2008/06/cool-stuff-metro.htmlfun options to play with the chair karma seems to be in your back yard
i think you would like marimekko too
Oooh I can't wait to see it too.
I'd think you could get the lacquering and the reupholstering done for way under $1,100. A good upholsterer may be able to do both for you and give you a good price.You going for the nail trim? ;-)
Hmm... I might do the nailhead trim. But I will leave it to the pros based on what you told me earlier... imperfection would drive me nuts. (Which means I definitely can't be the one to do it...)
How do you find deals like this? In my craigslist region that thing wouldn't go for less than $300.
vintage chair on craigslist: $60sandpaper to get old paint off: $15new paint and supplies: $100upholstery: $300 upholsterer (including new cushion and labor to upholster): $450pick-up/delivery to/from upholstery shop: $120 total: $1045oly hannah chair: $1100not trying to save yourself $ by "doing it yourslef": priceless
Upholstering a chair is not going to cost $750.
Jules - for me the key is trolling through tons and tons of ads. Or maybe people here just don't price things right. At any rate, I sift through a lot of crap to try to find some winners.
Great find! Do a China Seas splashy pattern and a seat cushion with a FAT crown. Would be fab!
Great find. If you paint the chair yourself, don't omit priming...go to benjamin moore and get a good quailty one, like xim which will stick to anything, including formica. And here is a good source for inexpensive decorating fabric: www.fabricresource.com. The photos aren't great, but you can order swatches. They have an actual store here in New Orleans, and the fabric is very good quality, and most fabrics are $10-$20/yard. Good luck.
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Just had a chair done only $80 in labor with nailhead trim. But to get a price like that you have to be willing to go to a not so "shiny" workshop. He still did an exellent job and needed the work.
Standing up and cheering for you right now. Congrats!
Great score! I actually recovered a beautiful set of chairs and it wasn't too complicated. You need a few tools and patience, but it can be done. I found the tools at Henry Zaren in NY, and the fabric from ABC Carpet...amazing selection and huge price range.
I had a recent fortuitous find at the local Salvation Army. Old, not period, Louis XVI arm chair. I want to paint it that swedish/grayish/whie color. Any ideas what kind of paint and in what color? I was thinking milk paint, but not sure.
Great find! It looks like this Chair Couture one that I've been lusting after!
If you like that....check this out...http://thedistrictdesign.com/look at the "Santorini" fan chair...
dearest decorno,i've also obsessively trolled the ads on craigs and seen wing chairs and bergeres that were a damask fabric and a paint job away from roche bobois greatness. where do you plan on going to upholster this. how much will it cost, realistically? do you really more than a hundo or so over going new?
hey everyone-- just got off the phone with s&s upholstery on lake city way. Wing chairs and bergeres are $625. Plus fabric. and 7 yards or so of any fabric you actually want is going to be $20 a yard. Plus foam if you want to renew it and you probably will. And let's not forget the time it would take to paint the legs. All in you're looking at dropping $700 at the upholsterer plus $150 fabric, plus $60 for the chair. So you're already at $900 plus. then the hassle of buying this and then going to the home depot to buy supplies to refinish the legs and then refinishing the legs and then taking it to the upholsterer and then picking it up from the upholsterer and then wondering why it didn't come out as nice as the renewed chairs from metrosofa at revival home in georgetown. Just doesn't seem worth it to me unless you've got an inside line on an upholsterer.
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