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Another option would be to have it reupholstered. However, this sofa only cost us $800 new, so I'm not sure it would be worth spending that much to have it reupholstered. It's certainly something to look into, though, especially if I can find my own quality fabric at a bargain price. And perhaps the labor here in the Midwest would be a bit less than in the DC area.

I had a conversation recently about this very thing. If you spend (for sake of discussion) $900 to have your $800 couch reupholstered, you'll have a couch with a shape and size which you like and you'll have fabric (presumably) in a color and pattern that you love. You will also have a well-made sofa which will make you happy.

If you go to a furniture store, you will spend something more than $1000 to get an OK sofa with fabric that's the best of what's offered.

I'd vote to have the current sofa re-upholstered -- having something you love is pricelss.

I have 2 wing chairs -- one was quite inexpensive and OK but would win no prizes for construction and the other very expensive and well made. A friend told me that the first one isn't "worth" having reupholstered b/c it wasn't that expensive in the first place and I could get a comparable chair for less than the price for reupholstery. But I'd be left with one gorgeous chair and one so-so chair, so I'm opting to have both reupholstered so that I have 2 chairs which I love and treasure. I've already bought the fabric on Ebay.
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