Reupholster Sofas or Buy New?

Reupholster Sofas or Buy New?

Regina Yunghans
Mar 14, 2012

Q: Our Castro sofas are 15 years old. I still love their shape and they don't seem to have structural problems, but they look worn/threadbare; if it makes sense, I'd like to recover them rather than buy new ones. Question 1: How can you tell if a sofa's "bones" are strong? Question 2: I've searched for interesting/unusual 100% cotton upholstery fabric but haven't seen anything I like enough to buy. Any suggestions re: where to look? I live in NYC. Thank you!

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