Velcro on Restored Saarinen Set?

Velcro on Restored Saarinen Set?

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Janel Laban
Aug 27, 2010

Q: In the 60s, my parents bought an original Saarinen Tulip table and chair set, and I was able to convince them to give it to me and have the fiberglass restored (Thanks again, Mom and Dad -- you're awesome!). I just received the set, along with a box containing the original cushions with velcro on them, but the velcro on the seats themselves was removed during the restoration process.

Now that all of this money, time and effort was spent to get the set into great shape, I'm really worried I could spoil the chairs by just going to the hardware store and putting velcro on the seats myself. My family thinks I'm kind of nuts -- how hard is it to apply velcro? -- but I'd hate to turn this amazing mid-century modern gift into a craft project gone awry.

What do readers think? Should I just get over my anxiety and go for it or should I consider getting professional help with the velcro? Do you have any tips to make sure I do it properly myself or a suggestion of who in DC might be able to help for a reasonable price?

Sent by Beth

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