I feel like this post should begin with theme music. Who knew deciding to have the sofa reupholstered would be such a dramatic event.
I inherited this sofa from my mom who passed away. You can read more about the sofa's back story here.
Although updating the sofa with pillows gave it a new look; my taste has changed. I knew it was a temporary solution until I could afford to have it professionally reupholstered.
The raised pattern was beautiful, but difficult to clean. After all these years the sofa had begun to show its age.
Deciding on fabric for the sofa was a difficult decision. It's important to choose fabric that is upholstery weight to provide durability to withstand daily use. We don't eat on our living room sofa and we set a no-furniture rule for the dogs. So choosing a light-colored fabric was suitable for our family.
The sofa required 20 yards(I ordered 22 and had enough for small makeover which I'll share later). Upholstery fabric can be expensive. Cost was a big factor in making my decision. So when I came upon this quality Robert Allen fabric for under $20 a yard it was a done deal! I love the texture of the linen. I prefer neutral colors for a casual yet classic look. I can always bring in color with pillows.
Now that you have all the details, I'm excited to share with you the finished sofa!
I removed the larger pillows to improve the look of the sofa. The small change makes the sofa appear larger. For now they're stored away. I couldn't part with them for sentimental reasons.
The pillows are temporary until I finish updating the room.
But I love this Thibaut fabric, so it's likely to stay.
I absolutely love the new fabric on the sofa. It looks brand new and professionally done. Reupholstering was worth the cost to update the look of my mom's beloved sofa.
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