Reasonable to Have My Vintage DUX Chairs Reupholstered?

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Q: I've been following the upholstery threads on Apartment Therapy for a while now, and I'm hoping that my fellow readers can help me find a good solution for my own vintage DUX chairs. The upholstery has seen better days; however, when I've tried to get a quote for reupholstering them, I'm met with a hearty chuckle or no call back at all. The cushions are completely removable, but will require some significant labor in doing all the custom stitching.

I have NO idea what this would cost to do — even IF I could find a person to do it! The question is, should I just throw a sheet over them and let them die a slow death? Has anyone tackled this kind of upholstery job?

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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.