Monday, March 21, 2011

Second Chances

Remember when I found this chair for $12 last winter? Yeah, me neither. And apparently my upholsterer couldn't either. I dropped it off last April to be refinish, along with 1 other chair. Life took over, I sent him a ton of client jobs and low and behold fall rolled around before we discussed the chairs again (I wasn't in a rush, anyways...). Then my appendix blew, we went on holidays and when I went to go pick up the chairs in January I had a suspicious feeling it wasn't the same chair I dropped off over 8 months ago.
When I got home I went back to check out our old blog post and sure enough, one of the chairs I brought home was not the chair I delivered. Thankfully the chair we brought home wasn't anyone else's chair, just one that the upholsterer had amassed over time so he urged us to keep it (and it now resides in my 'boudoir'), and after digging around he found our other chair.
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And now it is safe and sound back here at home, with a special spot in the family room! What an adventure it has had over the last year LOL. I had him get rid of the tufting for a modern look, and now it just needs a slipcover to top it off.

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As you can see by our new chair, I am all about second chances. So if you want a second, and a third chance to bring home a silhoutte be sure to check out these fellow bloggers and enter again!
Adios amigos~

13 comments:

Celeste said...

how does one find a good reupholsterer. (is that even a word?)

Celeste said...

How does one find a good re-upholsterer? Is that even a word?

Holly and Sean said...

Celeste, I would rely heavily on word of mouth! You want to make a lot of calls, get some quotes and be sure to go by and see some of the work they are doing. Almost all reputable upholsterers will not require payment before the piece is ready. It can be tricky and intimidating but ask your friends and family incase they have had any good or bad experiences with local upholsterers!

Good luck in your search!

Remodelaholic said...

Holly, Thanks for linking to the giveaway on my site, it is a fun surprise, I had no idea you had ever even seen my blog! It is flattering, so thanks! I added your link to my post too since I just noticed you are having one as well! Hope you have a great week!

Chrissie said...

Love that chair!Good upholsterers are hard to find!

Romantic Prairie Style said...

Sadly upholstery seems to be a dying art. Particularly when it comes to buttoning. Yet another gorgeous chair Holly!

Amber's Notebook said...

looks gorgeous holly! Glad you got your chair!
Amber's Notebook

Allison said...

Your chair is beautiful. I'm on the search for a good upholsterer...one that is good and reasonably priced. Some of them seem to charge an arm and a leg. You're lucky to have found a great one!

The enchanted home said...

Great chair! Love the easy and elegant lines....and it could go anywhere. Funny story, though...wow he must have a lot of chairs lying around:-)

Christa @ Stories of a House said...

Gosh, that upholsterer is amazing. I love everything about that chair!

laxsupermom said...

How funny that you had to look it up on your blog to check! Love the look of the chair without the tufting. Thanks for sharing.

Jacqueline said...

Which upholster service do you use?

Cara @ Gardenview Cottage said...

Was it expensive? What's a good price for getting a chair re-done? Ballpark if you don't want to give exact pricing (because I know each job varies.)

 
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