Reupholster or Buy New?
I have a leather sofa that just isnt working out for me. Originally, I'd upgraded to a custom leather which didnt live up to my design expectations or functional needs. The swap was earthy green/brown-- but in real life, it just looks brown. Also, it was a very soft "butter" leather that doesnt hold shape and worse, it absorbed oils from my (now deceased) rottweiler's coat. Now just 4 years later, the leather is discolored and the cushions are smushed. It doesnt look gently worn and comfy, it looks stained and unsightly. It's frustrating because I invested the money thinking that leather would last much longer and stand up to the dogs. I'd have done better to buy a microfiber sofa for 1/4 the cost.
So my question is... do I just give up and buy a new sofa or do I have this one reupholstered? Will I save money if I reupholster? The original sofa cost over 8K.. I know I'll never get that back but if I can recover it and get an almost new sofa, then it feels like the right direction. I wouldnt do the job myself.. and I wouldnt do leather. If I bought new, I'd like to stay under 2k.