LA Good Question: Is this Craigslist Find Worth Recovering?

LA Good Question: Is this Craigslist Find Worth Recovering?

Laure Joliet
May 9, 2008

Dear AT,

I'm thinking of purchasing this sofa (the pic is someone else's house). I'm on a pretty tight budget and I'm wondering whether you think it would be possible to have it reupholstered in some of IKEA's decorator's weight fabric or will it look janky after 2 years?

--Ginger

Hi Ginger,

Great question! We're not that familiar with Ikea's fabrics, but if it's an upholstery weight fabric then we say go for it. If it's not truly upholstery weight though, hold off. Reupholstering itself, the labor that is, can be pricey so it would be a shame to not have it last because of the quality of the fabric.

If that's the case, you might want to try some other resources for upholstery weight fabric: Purl Soho and fabric.com are 2 excellent resources.

Anyone have experience with Ikea's fabrics for reupholstering?

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