Dear AT: This is one of a pair of chairs I own that I have a love/hate relationship with. I love looking at them and love how dirt cheap they were via Craigslist a few years back. I hate that they're becoming rickety and that I have to navigate only skinny friends to sit in them. I like my furniture to be of use, so if I'm going to keep them, I need to bring them to a furniture repair shop for some TLC. Does AT and the AT readership think these chairs are worth keeping and/or putting money into? If I were to resell them, what would be a good asking price? Thanks! Dhyana
Personally we love this vintage chair design and think they'd be worth reupholstering, refinishing and refurbing to a sturdy finish. Not because we think you should resell them, but because they're handsome, classic pieces that you've admitted evoked a sense of "love" in your life (minus their structural condition), something that tells us you should make an effort to bring these back to full glory. We recommend you contact a local furniture repair shop and get an estimate for repair and reupholstering.
What does everyone else out there think? Keep or sell?