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Start by checking your local Yellow Pages under 'Upholsterers'. Before you accept a quote, make sure it includes all the work to be done. One company may be cheaper than another, but this usually means they're not listing hidden extras such as casters or wooden detailing. You can choose from a range of fabrics and vinyls, but the most luxurious covering has to be leather!
Our three-piece suite cost $5,800 to restore. This sounds expensive, but a quality modern lounge such as a Moran can cost in excess of $7,000, and you'd never be able to buy a classic 1930s Club lounge for that price. Our reconditioned lounge suite was valued at $12,000 by Joe Lopane of Arte Sofas in Sydney.
Original cost: free
Cost to do up: $ 5,800
Now valued at: $12,000
Profit: $ 6,200
For a chance to win this classic lounge, see the November edition of the Burke's Backyard magazine, available at newsagents for $4.80. Hurry, entries close November 30, 2001!
Our upholstery work was done by:
Browns Furniture Recovery,
Phone: (02) 9654 9862
The lounge was valued by:
Suite 4/7 Danks Street
Phone: (02) 9690 0488
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