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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!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Before and After - Vicki's Chairs

Vicki's (VT) Estate Sale Sign
I have previously written about attending many of Vicki's Estate Sales in the Atlanta metropolitan areas and finding some great pieces.  I must admit that Vicki is true to her primary customer (the person who hired her to run the sale and maximize their share of the profits) so often I do not get her to agree to my price-point but sometimes I luck out and am able to buy furniture with great potential.  My price-point, by the way, has been carefully developed over more than eight years of professionally refurbishing and selling heirloom quality furniture.  The formula goes something like this:  I  need to be able to spent money on custom, expert upholstery work and throw in a really nice fabric that will enable me to sell - mostly to on-line customers - at a price they are willing to pay.  Put this all together, and I need to get really good prices on my "before" pieces.

Here are some recent before and after pieces purchased at Vicki's sales.  All were refurbished in neutral fabrics.

Before - Custom Finish Wingback Chair

Before - Tall Wingback Chair

Before - Vintage Chair
After - Custom Finish WIngback

After - Tall Wingback (sold)
After - Vintage Chair

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