I sell most of the furniture I make-over, so I don't typically share the price I originally bought it for. Some pieces I net a fat profit, and some I barely break even. I don't want my buyers to see what I paid for the piece and think "Hey, I'm paying 5 times that! I got ripped off!" There are other materials and LOTS of labor to consider. Some pieces require a LOT of labor. These chairs happen to fall into that category.