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Should I re-cover this couch?

Posted by bethchiff (My Page) on
Mon, Jun 24, 13 at 9:16

I recently inherited this couch. Is it worth having it recovered? I can't find any tags on it. I'm pretty sure it was purchased at a decorator's showroom in NYC but I have no idea what the price was or anything. It's less than eight years old. How can I determine the quality of the piece? Thanks.


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RE: Should I re-cover this couch?

honestly? it seems like a lot of work (cushions, skirt) for not a lot of impact (it will be a different color, it will not have better proportioned arms)

slip cover it? sure.

RE: Should I re-cover this couch?

Call a local reupholstery shop and they will inspect the sofa. They should remove the bottom dust cover for a through inspection. Ask questions: Is it a hardwood frame with double dowel construction, 8-way coil spring seat or sinuous wire, is the frame padded over well? Is their any movement in the arms.
Then compare the costs of re-upholstering to buying the same quality at retail, using the exact same fabric or leather.

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