Good Questions: What Are Some Experiences with Reupholstering?

Hi AT,

I have always heard that reupholstering a chair or couch can become a very expensive endeavor. Just how expensive however is the detail I never get. I would love to hear examples of people reupholstering their couches or chairs, the cost and time involved, and of course referrals for good reupholsterers.

Thank you, Pam

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Dear Pam,

We haven't used any reupholstering services, but are in the midst of attempting the job ourself on a chair (pictured above). One referral: a co-worker of ours has been using Hallmark Textiles, 2820 N. Elston Ave. (773.489.7707) for years, and swears by them. Ask for Bill Kruzel.

As for pricing, can any of you share the sources and price points you've encountered? Any tips for our chair project would also be greatly appreciated!