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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, September 13, 2011

Look for Less - Value in Using Refurbished Furniture

I enjoy looking at the many decorating magazines and find lots of inspiration for refurbishing fine upholstered pieces.   The cost of new pieces, particularly those of comparable high-end furniture makers is huge (and there is some question about whether the pieces are in fact as well made as their predecessors).  If you pay attention to going prices of GOOD furniture, as I do, these are not unusual:

  • Upholstered Chairs - range of $1500-$3500 (check out Baker)
  • Upholstered Chaises - range of $1500 - $3000+
  • Settees and Loveseats - range of $1500 - $5000
  • Ottoman - range of $800 - $1500
I recently reviewed a grouping of House Beautiful living room photos on their website and would like to suggest that a similar look could be achieved incorporating some of the kind of pieces I refurbish and sell and that consumers can do this for themselves.  In addition to the satisfaction gained by reusing and repurposing already manufactured pieces of heirloom quality furniture, there is a great value proposition here!

House Beautiful Living Room
Refurbished Chair - One of a Pair
House Beautiful Living Room
Refurbished Settee

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