Don't discount old ugly furniture.


My husband and I love mid-century design, but it's so expensive, and sometimes difficult to find. We found this old sofa and chair at a garage sale for $75. Still had good bones, so we took it to a reupholstery shop, and for $275, they recovered them (including fabric!). Now we have a really cool mid-century set, of much better quality than the new reproduction stuff you find today. Reupholstery isn't as expensive as you think, and we now shop with that in mind.

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  • Carole White
    on Aug 23, 2016

    In my neck of the woods, we have several Schools of Upholstery; a few people I know have had great success in dealing with them with awesome cost-savings!

  • Carole White
    on Aug 23, 2016

    Love this look, by the way!!

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