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Old 05-26-2014, 04:26 PM   #1
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Reupholster or not?

My wife want to reupholster a 1993 Excella couch and I say it is a waste. It looks like an early 90's fabric, but there are no tears and fabric is in great shape. Here is the pic. Opinions? BTW, the one person who responded back wanted to charge close to 900 dollars to reupholster it.




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Old 05-26-2014, 04:44 PM   #2
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I think I saw that couch in a 1990s porn movie. Keep it and just go with the paisley/ swirl motif.
Kidding in a big way! Recover or burn! Those are the options!
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Old 05-26-2014, 04:47 PM   #3
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Ha, ha! I vote for recover too. You could make it look really nice.
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Old 05-26-2014, 04:54 PM   #4
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Ha ha..... So, you saw it too?
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Old 05-26-2014, 05:09 PM   #5
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I like that covering (seriously) and it will wear forever. But if it makes your wife unhappy and you can afford it, do it over. Soft goods and interiors go out of fashion every few years. Keep it 15 more and it will be Retro cool. Just don't bring back the 70's green countertops.

But then, I don't like laminate wood floors and these days that seems to be the must have flooring in an Airstream. Yuck in my opinion.

Opinion, remember. I like mid century modern, and Ikea things but they are sure not for everyone.
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Old 05-26-2014, 05:20 PM   #6
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In my professional life of building many different styles of buildings, we would call that "not overly attractive"!
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Old 05-26-2014, 05:22 PM   #7
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Awful! I vote with your wife! I wouldn't have that fabric anywhere near me. I hope you wanted an honest opinion!
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Old 05-27-2014, 10:52 AM   #8
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Thanks Everyone!

Well, I guess I have been overruled! ANyone know of a decent upholsterer in N.E. Ohio?
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Ha ha..... So, you saw it too?
The movie was shot in this Airstream! The previous owner said it had all been steam cleaned!
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Chica chica pow pow!
Have you thought of using Sunbrella fabrics? The zip Dee website has digital swatches of all available choices. This stuff is durable and easily cleaned.
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Don't know of a good upholsterer in NE Ohio. The wife and I did our own. There is a great fabric shop in Norwalk Ohio. $6 a yard for upholstery fabric. We live in Oregon Ohio just East of Toledo. There was a lady in Vickery Ohio that taught us how to do upholstery and curtains, but we have not heard from her in over a year. Let us know if we can help.
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Don't know of a good upholsterer in NE Ohio. The wife and I did our own. There is a great fabric shop in Norwalk Ohio. $6 a yard for upholstery fabric. We live in Oregon Ohio just East of Toledo. There was a lady in Vickery Ohio that taught us how to do upholstery and curtains, but we have not heard from her in over a year. Let us know if we can help.
Thanks. My co-worker gave me the same info today about the fabric shop in Norwalk! He also gave info about an upholstry shop in SUllivan Ohio. I called them and he said they were booked until Mid August. Going there Saturday to at least get an estimate and then (if the price is right) go select fabric.
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If CSI took that special black light (DNA evidence) to that couch, your wife's request would probably make more sense immediately. Think of all the "bums" and whatnot that have encountered that lovely setee...btw, mine is painful to sleep on. We bought a 4 inch "tempurpedic" type foam that covers nicely when we need the additional bed...which isn't very often. Hard to store the foam...but is sure is comfy.
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OK stop with the blacklight comments. I'm getting grossed out.
Just recover it already and send photos when its done.
Did I ever tell you about the Airstream I looked at where the full time occupant died on the sofa and was not found for weeks, still dead on the sofa. Now imagine the stain of a bloated, rotting fat corpse in the summer heat! The last thing the cororner heard was, kasplash! That Airstream then needed new carpet and drapes!
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