Good Questions: Is This Reupholstery Job D.I.Y.-able?

Good Questions: Is This Reupholstery Job D.I.Y.-able?

Lisa
Aug 10, 2007

Hi AT:SF, We recently found this chair on the street. It obviously needs some TLC. I am wondering if it's wiser to re-upholster ourselves or to take it to a shop? We re-upholstered our couch ourselves about a year ago and that turned out not bad but it wasn't the greatest work either, so I'm a bit hesitant.

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This chair seems a bit more complicated with its nooks and crannies. If we do send it somewhere, can you guys recommend an affordable upholsterer (preferably in San Francisco) that will do a good job?

Thanks! ~Giselle
Dear Giselle, Your chair has great potential, but we agree that unless you are a very skilled amateur you might want to take this to a pro. The question of where to find a pro who is reasonable has popped up several times here at AT:SF and there are some good suggestions in both the posts and the comments here and here. Please let us know how it turns out! Anyone else?
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