Reupholster or Leave It?

Reupholster or Leave It?

Aaron Able
Oct 12, 2009

Q: I found these chairs at a garage sale for $20. I was thinking about reupholstering them but this week I had a decorator over to give me ideas and she told me to leave them — that they looked like a fabric at Lee Jofa. Is she crazy? Or am I? They are paired with a tan sofa and I have a large round cocktail ottoman in between that I need to recover. (In a black fabric?) Thanks!

Sent by Jill

Editor: What a bargain! If the current upholstery isn't bothering you, it appears to be in good shape and it might make sense to live with it awhile before you spend hundreds of dollars on reupholstery — there is a definite resemblance to Lee Jofa textiles.

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