More Info On & Cost to Reupholster Chairs?

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Q: My mom bought these two chairs in 1992. She is a nurse and at the time was working for a nursing home that would hold annual sales of patients' furniture, jewelry and crafts. She bought the pair for $70 combined.

Growing up I hated these chairs and thought they were the ugliest things on earth, hated the color, the wood, and generally thought my mom had bad taste (I was 9 years old). As I got older and went to design school, I fell in love with the lines and the patina on the wood. I convinced my mom that instead of throwing them away she should give them to me. She did me the favor of hauling them all the way from Philadelphia to New York and did not mention my previous loathing of her find.

I started some initial research but because of time have not gotten anywhere. I was wondering if anyone in the Apartment Therapy community could give me some background? And also if it is worth reupholstering these chairs? I have a price range of $500 - $600 for both chairs together to reupholster.

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Regina is an architect who lives with her husband and children in Lawrence, KS. As a LEED Accredited Professional and longtime contributor to Apartment Therapy and The Kitchn, her focus is on healthy, sustainable living through design.