Margo, Should I Reupholster This Old Chair?

As a designer, I have heard this question many times and the answer is… it depends.

You need to ask yourself a few questions before you put the time and money into it.

First, is the structure something beautiful? Is it only the fabric that’s dated? If your piece is timeless and just needs a pick me up it’s a good idea to bring photos in and let us help you pick out some fabrics.

Is the structure compromised? Now is the time to ask yourself, do I love this piece? Does it bring me happiness? Does it hold sentimental value? If you answer yes to these, Margo’s will bring it to a reputable workroom where a master craftsman will rebuild the frame if necessary. Our craftsman will turn it back into an extraordinary and timeless piece.

The last question, is this worth the price? Here, you may want to weigh the pro’s and con’s. How much will all of this cost compared to replacing it with a new piece? Is it something I will miss if I replace it? Is it something I cherish? Will it look beautiful with a new, exciting fabric? Will it be something unique that no one else will have? If the pro’s outweigh your con’s, Margo says, “Go for it!” If we are talking about your grandmother’s chair here, this will be something you won’t see in every catalog. This is an opportunity to be unique and let’s face it, your Grandma will be proud and wondering why it took you so long to do it.

Price is a big factor and one that is personal. I compare the price to a special night out. It’s going to be expensive but it’s worth the memories. Reupholstering can also be expensive but you will have it for a very long time and cherish the special place it holds in your heart.

As you can see from the featured Thibaut Fabric’s photos, using a colorful fabric that is unexpected can bring new life to that special piece. Let us help you.

See you next month!