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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!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Before and After - Custom Projects

Not mine - but loved it from B in Real Life Blog

Every now and then, I have been showing the results of some custom work with clients using the "YOU CHOOSE FABRIC" option on my eBay listings.   Here are before and after photos of two of such projects.

For this option, I list items for sale based on the completely refurbished price.  I show the "before" photo; provide some samples of available fabrics from my stock; and set a price that is based on a fully refurbished piece or pieces including expert upholstery work by the masters at Songs/Lee's in Norcross, GA.

Before - Waterfall Club Chair
Before - Southwood Martha Washington Chair
I use this method of selling to better meet customer needs.  I often get comments and questions about refurbished items asking if I have others I can do in a different fabric or asking if this particular piece can be redone and at what cost.  Since I have already incurred the cost of fabric and reupholstery - my major expense - the additional cost is usually prohibitive.  So, I have been selling some items as "YOU CHOOSE FABRIC" options specifying how much fabric is needed.

After - Waterfall Club Plus Ottoman
The two highlighted projects are ones in which the customer already had fabric they wanted to use and I made an adjustment to the price.   I think they made some excellent fabric choices and the results are outstanding - both sets are being picked up tomorrow by my door-to-door shipper, TSC Moving!

After - Southwood Chairs

1 comment:

  1. I love seeing before and afters and these are all FABULOUS!!