kimanjome Posted May 28, 2017 Report Share Posted May 28, 2017 On 5/26/2017 at 8:01 PM, DeborahM said: "In Florida I was able to bring a sample Parson's dining chair in to several upholstery shops for quotes for work while using my own fabric. A typical Parson's chair has only an upholstered seat and back. I was quoted quotdere from $190 USD to $325 USD per chair, labor only. That is how I learned that the cost to reupholster those simple dining chairs wasn't worth it. I could go to Ikea and buy the same chair, new, for $69 USD. I was hoping for the same ballpark info from these forums." Ideally, you would need to go TO the upholsterer here...this is not like Florida...which is partly why we LIVE here, right? ;-) The upholsterers here won't come to YOU for a "ballpark figure." Bring your pictures to Oscar. He's a GREAT upholsterer. I have been PERFECTLY satisfied with his work. Perhaps you misunderstood my original query--or perhaps I was unclear. Never was I expecting an upholsterer to come to my house....after all, this is Mexico. I am trying to get a ballpark figure from those of you who have had upholstery work done in the past to determine whether or not it is worthwhile for me to even consider having my chairs reupholstered, before lugging a Parson's chair on the chiquito (bus) to the upholstery shop, or whether I should consider abandoning the idea of reupholstering completely, and instead, purchase slipcovers (about $20 USD each) or new chairs ($69 each at Ikea). I have 8 chairs. And I am surprised to learn, from both bournemouth and rvanparys, that Oscar does, indeed, come to the home with fabric samples and to give estimates. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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