The purpose of Furnwork is to bring a fresh perspective to a subject that can be kind of boring: Interiors. There are tons of television shows on HGTV, GAC, and DIY that feature people that customize homes by decorating, refinishing, and re-purposing materials. It sure looks like fun when a famous personality transforms a room so easily, but it really isn’t as easy as it seems. Most folks find this out after they’ve made a purchase and try it on their own. For some reason, it just doesn’t have that same authentic look. The Pros are really great at it. There really is no substitute for experience.
Think about it… for a while… before you spend:
- Do all furniture stores have basically the same things? Inside, they all look alike, right?
- Are antiques really made better than the new stuff?
- Is everything now made in China? Seems like it.
- Are sales staffs really knowledgeable or are they just trying to make a buck?
- How much markup is there in a new sofa or bed? Quite a bit.
- What is a fair price for refinishing or re-upholstery… and how can I tell who is good and who to stay away from?
- Where can I get repair parts for the furniture that the retailer doesn’t warranty anymore?
- Is buying used furniture to fix up a good idea?
- Is “re-purposing” a passing tacky fad, or is it legit?
These are just some of the questions I commonly get, and I touch on just about everything here.
Since furniture is actually the third largest investment we make on average, it makes sense to me that someone should assist the average person make good decisions about buying, restoring, re-purposing, or repairing their furniture. There aren’t many places to go and get good information.
The fact is that most people give furniture little thought until it comes time to redecorate, they inherit a hand me down from someone, or when it has a problem. You may wonder if it’s worth repairing and who can be trusted to do it. Maybe you can even fix it yourself with good instruction! Do some checking around for common sense advice before you spend your hard earned money.
If you would like an estimate for repairs, I will offer one for free if you can provide photos and a description of the problem by email. The normal charge is $50 for a visit to perform an estimate in person, and I will always refund this amount from the total if I actually perform the work. If you are located in North Georgia, please contact me by email at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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Insurance Repair Estimates
On- Site Touch Ups and Repairs of Upholstery and Wood Furniture
Furniture Cleaning: Spot Cleaning and Hot Water Extraction
Certified Recliner Mechanism Installations and Repairs
Certified Mattress Inspections for Warranty Issues
Hardwood Floor repairs
Furniture Industry General Consultation
Chandelier, Sconce and Table Lamp Repair
Custom finishes on furniture and lighting (chandeliers, sconces)