Good Questions: Fabric Suggestions for this Sofa?

Good Questions: Fabric Suggestions for this Sofa?

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Janel Laban
Apr 14, 2009

Kateri is looking for some suggestions: Right out of college, I had the very expensive urge to purchase my very first sofa. The sofa in my head was white, and I knew I wouldn't be happy with anything else, so I got the Hampton Sofa from Ethan Allen, custom upholstered in a bright, crisp white. It is gorgeous, and supremely comfortable, and has weathered surprisingly well. Until recently, when my boyfriend and I broke up, and I got another expensive urge. This time, to buy a dog....

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So, two years after purchasing such a beautiful (and expensive!) piece, I find myself looking to reupholster (or actually, over-upholster) it, in preferably a darker and more pet friendly fabric. I can't afford to have it done professionally, and am pretty crafty myself, but am having a hard time finding affordable, and not atrocious, fabric. Any suggestions? Not just on the fabric, but tips for attempting this myself?

The Hampton Sofa from Ethan Allen that Kateri owns (hers is white, though) is shown above.

Please add your upholstery fabric suggestions and tips for the DIY with Kateri in the comments below...thanks!

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