Good Questions: Keep or Sell These Chairs?

Good Questions: Keep or Sell These Chairs?

Gregory Han
Mar 26, 2009

Dear AT: This is one of a pair of chairs I own that I have a love/hate relationship with. I love looking at them and love how dirt cheap they were via Craigslist a few years back. I hate that they're becoming rickety and that I have to navigate only skinny friends to sit in them. I like my furniture to be of use, so if I'm going to keep them, I need to bring them to a furniture repair shop for some TLC. Does AT and the AT readership think these chairs are worth keeping and/or putting money into? If I were to resell them, what would be a good asking price? Thanks! Dhyana

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Personally we love this vintage chair design and think they'd be worth reupholstering, refinishing and refurbing to a sturdy finish. Not because we think you should resell them, but because they're handsome, classic pieces that you've admitted evoked a sense of "love" in your life (minus their structural condition), something that tells us you should make an effort to bring these back to full glory. We recommend you contact a local furniture repair shop and get an estimate for repair and reupholstering.

What does everyone else out there think? Keep or sell?

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