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My name is Gerrie Wydeven doing-business-as Wydeven Designs. I have been conducting this small GREEN business since 2004. Wydeven Designs, based in the Atlanta, Georgia area, sells CHAIRS, LOVESEATS, CHAISES, SETTEES and other fine, well-constructed refurbished upholstered pieces. I love to travel, cook, take photographs and generally follow style and decor topics as well!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Before and After - Here's The Proof

After - Wingback in Fern
I hesitate to show some of the "before" pictures of my refurbished furniture but the total transformation of the pieces (and why I love doing this) is really best seen that way.  Some are "dumpster" quality before - others just tired looking.  I do not buy unless the bones are very good - usually requiring hand-tied 8-coil springs in foundation and woodwork that is already wonderful or can be redone to be wonderful.  As I've said before, the price of redoing a piece when you consider using great fabrics and master upholsterers (most costly element) is just not worth it if the quality of the piece is poor.

 NEVER buy Rooms to Go, Ikea or any other inferior piece to redo - these are fine for short-term furniture solutions but do not stand the test of time!

After - Woodmark in Courtship


After - Woodmark in Dorothy Orange

After - Vintage French in Silk Plaid



  1. Very cool! You do beautiful work

  2. I stumbled on to your blog searching for vintage Woodmark chairs. My mother-in-law gave me set chairs exactly like your Woodmark in Dorothy Orange (which, by the way are PRECIOUS). Mine are a horrible, plush, country blue color and are in desperate need of being reupholstered. I have never had a piece of furniture reupholstered before and was wondering if you could tell me what I should expect to pay to have them done. Thank you!