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Cost To Recover Sofa

Cost To Recover Sofa

Isabelle Trombetta 1 year ago Subject: Reclaimed sofa I have a 24 year old Bassett sofa that made the rounds with my kids at college. It was always the favorite spot to nap or sleep on because it was very comfortable and well made. I never imagined it would survive college apartments for two boys, but when they graduated I had a hard time parting with it. It was still very sound structurally, but the fabric was worn and dirty. My youngest son had taken costume design in college and using his sewing skills he decided to try to restore and recover the old sofa. He did an amazing job with about $300.00 in fabric (coupons at Joanne Fabric)! I purchased a few professional tools for him but the total cost was well below a new sofa or professional reupholstering! He may have found a second career and his recovered sofa is of far superior quality to any other in my home! replyto Isabelle Trombetta
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Cost To Recover Sofa

I have a 24 year old Bassett sofa that made the rounds with my kids at college. It was always the favorite spot to nap or sleep on because it was very comfortable and well made. I never imagined it would survive college apartments for two boys, but when they graduated I had a hard time parting with it. It was still very sound structurally, but the fabric was worn and dirty. My youngest son had taken costume design in college and using his sewing skills he decided to try to restore and recover the old sofa. He did an amazing job with about $300.00 in fabric (coupons at Joanne Fabric)! I purchased a few professional tools for him but the total cost was well below a new sofa or professional reupholstering! He may have found a second career and his recovered sofa is of far superior quality to any other in my home!
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Cost To Recover Sofa

Laurie… Sofa looks great !!! I have a sofa and loveseat give to me, and I wanted to recover them, but I was just too scared to begin. Thank you for your inspiration, and determination. I CAN DO THIS !!! And also I want to thank you and your husband for his service. It is such a difficult thing for a man to leave his family behind, and it is such a difficult job, for the Wife to keep house and home together till he gets back. You are doing a great job !! God bless America….
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Cost To Recover Sofa

I am impressed…but then I should know that a military spouse (former Navy wife for 23years) can do anything she sets her mind to. I am very encouraged by your success. I am an Interior Decorator and much like you have done small DIY upholstery jobs. I have a sofa that I bought for a whopping $5.00 at the Habitat for Humanity Store. I have the fabric and lining to re-upholster it but have lacked the courage…until now! As the sofa is now it belongs on the curb for pick up…but if I can accomplish similar results to yours…then I have a beautiful, bargain piece for my living room. I have made sofa/love seat slip covers so the sewing part is not an issue. My fabric is a woven piece with a stria so I will only have to match the direction and not a pattern. Yes, just more of talking myself into taking the plunge into upholstery! Thank you for the inspiration, the photos and tips! Wish me luck! Valori
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4.  I Scotchguarded the fabric when I was done.  This is in a ten-year-old’s room, after all!  Don’t forget, if it gets horribly stained I know how to recover it now, or I can always paint it like my gray chair.
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Cost To Recover Sofa

Gorgeous! It looks like a million bucks. I can’t afford to have my couches reupholstered, so I want to do it myself. Do you know if the process would be any different for bonded leather? I am not sure if it peals off the same way.. I am so so sick of slip covers though, and I really want to try and recover them.
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Cost To Recover Sofa

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Cost To Recover Sofa

Amy 1 year ago Subject: seeking to donate quality sofa and chair I have a Natuzzi sofa and chair that was given to me by a friend. I believe they were purchased between 2202- 2006. I intended to have them reupholstered and keep them, but they really are too large for my living room. I would hate to just bring them to the dump, but I'm having trouble finding any organization that teaches reupholstering or a company that would take them for free, to repair and sell, to their own benefit. Any thoughts? replyto Amy
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As long as the frame is in good shape and not worn out, buckling or sagging, reupholstering is one option for updating the look of a favorite or antique sofa. It is not cheap, but it is usually less expensive than replacing the sofa with one of equal quality.
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This post was EXACTLY what I needed! I acquired a love sofa, almost just like this, at an estate sale. I love the bones of the sofa, but definitely needs to be reupholstered. It is so expensive to have done and I kept thinking, “Surely we can do this our self.” I just didn’t know where to start. Your site will help me at every step. By the way, yours turned out beautifully and painting the legs was perfect. Thanks for the help!
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Someone had to say it! There are times that we can save some money for our clients by reupholstering, mostly because the price of a custom sofa or chair has escalated so much. I new custom sofa can run upwards of $3,500, so if you can redo a GOOD piece for less, then I say go ahead. I always ask my clients similar questions as the ones you posed. I don't wnat them coming back to me if I've steered them in the wrong direction. Great information to share.
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Ultimately, you’ll need to weigh the value of the furniture to the cost of reupholstering it. To some people, reupholstering grandma’s wingback chair may not be worth the cost, but to someone else, it may be the perfect style for a room and a sentimental piece of family history.
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The fabric you choose will also make a big impact on the cost to reupholster furniture. There is a huge range of fabrics out there organized by durability, stain resistance, color and pattern. By keeping a budget in mind when looking for fabric, you might be able to keep the cost to reupholster furniture down. You’ll have to buy the fabric by the yard, so speak to the professional to get a good estimate of how much you will need.
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The average price to reupholster fluctuates based on the cost of living in your area, but it can start at $1,200 for a two-seat couch, at the time of publication. If the furniture is heavily damaged, expect to pay more; if it’s in good condition and has simple, easy-to-work with lines, expect to pay less than average for your area. Patterned fabric increases labor costs when compared to solid colors because it requires more attention and planning to work with. The addition of trim, whether adding new detailing or mimicking the old, also adds to the cost, but while the trim and detailing adds to material costs, the true addition appears in the price of labor; tufting details, skirts, hand-sewn seams and other touches require additional time.
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I like it! I think it looks good with the white legs, too. I upholstered a little bench I had, and I like it, but I definitely felt the “first attempt” feeling. I do have a loveseat with a faded pattern, but I got a cream Target slipcover and put that over it, but I have pondered the idea of a DIY. I thought I would have to be great at sewing, and fabric is not exactly my thing. There are two problems with reupholstering my loveseat: 1) I live in a one bedroom apartment and that could be very hard to tackle here, and 2) The loveseat IS “my sofa”. I have two armchairs, too, but the risk of messing up the loveseat worries me enough not to go for it! Yours really looks great! I think your work on it really paid off beautifully.
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Reupholstering for sentimental valueRoyersford, Pa., Angie’s List member David Hannah found an antique rocking chair 25 years ago in the attic of an inn his parents purchased. He’s dragged the chair with him to every home and apartment he’s lived ever since, through four or five different moves, says his wife, Leslie Hannah. “Over the years, it got in worse and worse shape,” Leslie says of the chair, which deteriorated with torn corners, worn padding, spots of discoloration, scratches and a ripped back. She thought about throwing it out, but her husband became attached to the chair. So she decided to repair and reupholster the piece of furniture instead. “I wanted to fix it up for him as a Christmas present. I also got sick of 15 years of throwing a blanket over it whenever anyone came over, because I was embarrassed.” She spent $850 to repair the piece of furniture after hiring highly rated The Plane Concept in Willow Grove, Pa., and learning the chair likely originated from the late 1890s, she says. “It’s an incredible amount of money to spend on one chair, but it was old, an antique, and the quality of the work that was done was excellent,” she says. Consumers might want to consider keeping and repairing worn pieces of furniture they’ve become attached to, such as antiques or furniture passed down from parent to child, Kim says. If a consumer gets rid of a piece of furniture they inherited from a grandparent or parent, they might regret it, Robinson says. “There’s no price to sentimental value, so if your furniture means something to you, think hard before deciding to replace it,” she says. Even if the furniture doesn’t have sentimental value, consumers might simply like their favorite sofa or stuffed chair, either because of comfort or style, Robinson says. Consumers should consider replacing worn fabric on couches they find comfortable, and that fit with the overall style and décor of their home, she says.

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