Who's Got the Time to DIY?

Lauren Murrow | April 23, 2014 | Lifestyle Story Shopping

For Saving Old Seating: Klassik Living at 1619 San Pablo Ave. (near Cedar St.), 510-558-1960, Berkeley “They stock replacement straps and springs, Danish wood, and organic stuffing.” Jack Mueller, Spacepop

For Rewiring a Light: Light For You at 346 West Portal Ave. (near 14th St.), 415-221-4334 “The owner, Michael, is an expert when it comes to vintage lamps.” Kelvin Swanson, Schatzi

For Repurposed Vintage: McCarney’s Furniture at 731 Bryant St. (near 5th St.), 415-626-0655 “Deirdre, the owner, is amazing at coming up with creative ways to put odd vintage pieces together.” Jillian West, Electric Blanket

For Art Restoration: Tishcourse: 520-429-7280. “Leticia Course, a trained painter, restores antique wood, porcelain, and pottery.” Alison McLennan, Lost & Found

For Vintage Fabric: Fabric Outlet at 2109 Mission St. (near 17th St.), 415-552-4525 “Don’t be afraid to buy ripped-up dining chairs. they’re easy to fix with upholstery fabric.” Kelley Wehman, Carousel Consignment

For Reupholstering a Chair: J&G Upholstery at 3231 Balboa St. (near 33rd Ave.), 415-752-4770 “It’s run by a married couple who have been doing this for 40 years.” Brandon Clark, Mixed Nuts

For Custom Glass: Last’s Paint at 2141 Mission St. (near 17th St.), 415-437-0633 “Whether you have a chipped tabletop or a cracked mirror, they’ll cut glass to fit.” Charles Register, Schatzi

For Reviving Weathered Wood: Revue Furnishings at 675 37th St. (near W. Macarthur Blvd.), Oakland, 415-378-3481 “Michael Engle can restore just about any antique. We trust him to bring mid-century chairs back to life.” Karen Anderson, Neighbor

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The New Gatekeepers of Old Stuff
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Who's Got Time to DIY?

Originally published in the May Issue of San Francisco

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