When our son moved out, he left the sofa he had in his basement house behind, but the thing was beat up, plus the upholstery was torn plus had cigarette holes throughoutâ€¦ I was uneasy about what all the stains were, but I hated to throw it away.
The sofa itself was in good shape, but I couldn’t afford to have it reupholsteredâ€¦ One of the small local doing crafts shops was closing, plus they were selling the material at half price.
I thought if I could get some upholstery material at a good price, I may try to reupholster the sofa on my own. I didn’t suppose I could make it look any worse than it already looked. I measured the sofa plus asked if they had enough of the cloth in the store. I had to buy two full bolts of the cloth, but it cost less for the two than if I had bought 1 bolt from another store. It took me nearly two months to measure plus fit the cloth to the sofa, plus another two months to finish the task. I had to buy current upholstery tacks for the arms plus along the back plus bottom of the sofa. I learn every article I could find on how to reupholster a sofa! When I was finally finished with the reupholstering task, I took my husband downstairs. He thought I had bought a current sofa, plus I told him it was what I had been working on. I asked if he could tell I did the reupholstering? He was speechless plus then said it looked adore a current sofa from the furniture store, plus maybe I should take up reupholstering as a current job.