2 Votes Regarding Branch Chairs

As you know, we’ve discussed reupholstering some of our chairs (the ones with ripped fabric) and also cleaning some of our other chairs (many of them are stained).  Jennifer is still trying to get a quote for cleaning the seats of our wood-backed chairs (the ones at the tables throughout the branch) and also the fabric on the green chairs you see all over the branch (at Internet stations, in the meeting room, etc.).  As soon as we get that, we will submit a request for Friends funding.

Meanwhile, we got a quote from Crystal Upholstery, a company that county FMO has worked with successfully in the past.  They reupholstered over 30 chairs at Centreville and did a great job for a reasonable price.  We asked them how much it would cost to get the “comfy” chairs in the branch reupholstered.  These are the chairs that have wood along the arms, legs, and back but are mostly covered in fabric.  Three of them have big tears in the fabric, and the remaining ones look iffy – probable candidates for torn fabric in the future.  The original fabric color is rather “meh,” sort of a striped grayish pattern.

Crystal Upholstery would normally charge $430 per chair (includes pick-up and delivery), but FMO talked them down to $415 per chair.  I know, that’s a lot of dough!  However, that is apparently a good deal (FMO knows this stuff way better than I do), plus Jennifer and I found similar new chairs online for well over $800 – and they may not even be the “industrial grade” chairs we would need for the branch (like the loveseat we ordered recently).

So we have two requests for you all:

  1. Would the Friends fund the reupholstering of our three torn chairs?  That would come to $1,245.  The Management Team chose a nice fabric – industrial grade, kind of a dark blue with a nice wheat-colored dotted pattern throughout.  It should blend nicely with our existing colors plus it should hide stains well.
  2. Would the Friends fund the reupholstering of all twelve of our “comfy” chairs?  That would come to $4,980.  I know, wow!  But this would give the branch a nice upgrade and would also keep all the chairs looking consistent and fresh.

Would the Friends fund the reupholstering of our three torn chairs? That would come to $1,245.

  • Yes (100%, 5 Votes)
  • No (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 5

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Would the Friends fund the reupholstering of all twelve of our “comfy” chairs? That would come to $4,980.

  • Yes (100%, 5 Votes)
  • No (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 5

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  1. Blanche says:

    I noticed nobody has been using the comment boxes. Just click on the word “comment” in the shaded box below the “View Results” header and write your thoughts.

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