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The Refinishing Touch has completed a furniture refinishing and upholstery project for Georgetown University.

The scope of work included the refinishing and re-upholstery of a variety of public space pieces in Alumni Square, an apartment complex on campus.


The university sought to update Harbin Hall, by upcycling various assets including love seats, arm chairs, lounge chairs and sofas. The fabrics, furniture refinishing and re-upholstery needed to fulfill several objectives including budget, project deadlines and building upon the university’s focus on sustainability.


By investing in The Refinishing Touch’s furniture asset management services, Georgetown reduced its total expenditure an estimated 55 percent percent – lowering the cost for the project from $36,526 to $16,241 – and completed the project on-site in less than a week and a half. The project also involved reupholstering stock furniture to be prepared to replace furniture that may become worn throughout the academic year.

Published in the February 2014 Edition of American Recycler News