Wednesday, February 20, 2008

41. To Purchase Or Not To Purchase.... That Is My Question!




see this lovely writing desk and upholstered stool...
i want it. i want to strip it, paint it white and reupholster the stool with a lovely textured pattern but i don't know if it's worth $200 up front.

should i? should i not?

it's going to cost me another $300 just to get it looking pretty!
suggestions???

10 comments:

All Things Bright and Beautiful... said...

Jen - do it - it's lovely. Just double check they're the real deal not a reproduction.am interested to see what fabric you decide on for the stool :-)

Barb McMahon said...

If you're going to paint it, you probably don't need to strip it first. Does that lower the fix-up price?

katiedid said...

MAybe they will haggle! I say go for it. The shape is great!

Me, Myself & I said...

This looks like it could be a fun project. I love seeing a really fun or wild print on stools...since they are small you can get away with it. Good luck. If you decide to buy be sure to share the transformation with us.

cupcake monkey said...

Purchase, purchase! Do it!!

Richie Designs said...

haggle first. buy second

flow said...

thanks for the advice ladies - i'm going to decide over the weekend :)

Jessica Claire said...

it looks like it has great potential!

where did you find it?

j u s t i m a g i n e said...

oooh it's sooooooo lovely !!!

Alkemie said...

Wow Jen! These would look wonderful with your plans. I agree, haggle and then buy it. Even if they were reproductions, it would be worth it for both of them. The legs on the bench come from an older design and my guess is that reproductions would not be cheap. It's a great find! Let us know what you decide!