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Around Chf2500 including the (bare) headboard but not including the upholstery work which you can DIY with a staple gun or about Chf500/1000 from a professional depending on fabric ect.
A bare polished wood headboard would probably be a couple hundred extra then, I suppose.

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I'd travel anywhere in CH for a bit of authenticity! Many thanks for this!


Anyone knows what these architectural salvage places are called in French or German?


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The best places are in France, specifically in the south. The words to search for are "materiaux anciens". This website has a map of dealers: http://www.anciens-materiaux.fr/p-an...teriaux_fr.htm

The Puces du Canal in Villeurbanne, (just outside Lyon), which is held every Sunday, is good. Look for the guys who have set up outside--they seem to be cheaper and more willing to haggle.

I am always on the lookout for pieces of furniture that can be repurposed like turning a chest of drawers into a bathroom vanity or using a dining room sideboard as storage in the bedroom.
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The best places are in France, specifically in the south. The words to search for are "materiaux anciens". This website has a map of dealers: http://www.anciens-materiaux.fr/p-an...teriaux_fr.htm

The Puces du Canal in Villeurbanne, (just outside Lyon), which is held every Sunday, is good. Look for the guys who have set up outside--they seem to be cheaper and more willing to haggle.

I am always on the lookout for pieces of furniture that can be repurposed like turning a chest of drawers into a bathroom vanity or using a dining room sideboard as storage in the bedroom.


How about bringing back into Switzerland? Is it complicated? Do you find they deliver easily if bulky, or not?
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Girl, I have a Land Rover Defender and I truck sh*t everywhere. Literally. One time about five years ago, I was on vacation in Brugges. I found a painting there that I liked in an antique store but it was MASSIVE and wouldn't fit on the plane going home. I bought it and returned two weeks later in my truck and drove it home from Belgium. I have taken stuff on airplanes that you wouldn't believe. I once bought an Eames lounge chair in the US, took it apart, and brought it into the Geneva airport in four suitcases.

If I am asked, I am always honest. Whether it be a border guard and I am in my car, or whether it be security at an airport, I declare the item, explain that it is old and used, tell them what I paid for it and tell them that I am taking it to my home in either Lausanne or Chatel.

Remember though, I can speak French and I explain that I have been "brocanting" and that everything is used and is for my personal use, i.e. I'm not trying to resell anything. Also, I'm sure it helps that my husband and I are two, very innocent-looking, grey-haired, old white people.

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The Puces du Canal in Villeurbanne, (just outside Lyon), which is held every Sunday, is good. Look for the guys who have set up outside--they seem to be cheaper and more willing to haggle.

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We used to love going there on a Sunday when we lived in Lyon. It was a treasure trove of interesting things and there were lots if bargains to be had.
When we visited a couple if years ago I didn't think it was as good as it used to be but I think people are more aware than they were 20 years ago and serious bargains are harder to come by.
My father was a master haggler so I learnt from an expert and always managed to barter them down but speaking the language is a definite advantage.
There was also the fantastic Mondial Tissus not far away with lots of reasonably priced fabrics for any reupholstery or renovation projects.
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There used to be a salvage place in or near Vernier, I went there a few years ago with my landlady at the time. We were looking for an old crappy front door for my flat to be able to install the cat flap!! Her perfect thousands of francs one would go in the cave!!

They also had metal work stuff, picture frames etc. A real alibaba place. Lots of carved wood.

I just cannot remember exactly where!! And i can't call her because they have moved.

Perhaps one of your workers on your house may know it. If it still exists. It seemed pretty established so should still be there.

Those bunk beds look great!! If only they had had them like those when i was a kid!!
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