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I want to re finish this set but before i do it i want to see if it has any value because if it does i dont want to ruin it. I would pay to get it done. It has 6 chairs and 2 leafs


Hi Jenny,

Have not fear your dinning set is most likely from the 1960's when all the manufacturers
were producing unattractive furniture on a grand scale. I personally do not see where
painting it and reupholstering it would be an issue, for the biggest drawback is in the
sets design or lack thereof. It seems that just about every furniture company back in the
day felt they needed to re-invent the wheel to sell new models and of course eager buyers
were right there to oblige them. As a result, it's hard to give the stuff away today
except to the needy that can't afford to shop in what are called furniture stores today
with true garbage coming in from places like China and Vietnam. I see these styles go
begging at most of the auctions today. The most redeeming factor is that you pieces are
very well built by today's standards.

So, go ahead and go crazy with a paint brush and some new fabric and hopefully in the
process you are pleased with the results.

Best Regards,

George E. Harrison III

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