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Find a new look for your old furniture.

Reupholstered furniture is a good way to take advantage of the solid construction of a vintage piece of furniture. Chairs, sofas, or love seats are furniture items you may have in your attic right now, or you may have spotted a great piece in a resale shop that is in pretty bad shape. Rest assured, you have options to save any piece. There are other benefits for reupholstering older furniture as well, and we’ve listed a few below.

1. Save Money

You certainly could purchase new furniture for less money, but most factory made furniture does not possess that vintage look and style that you may want in your home. In some cases, it may be cheaper to restore an older piece of furniture than to purchase a new one. It really depends on the condition of the individual piece. While it may be possible to find cheaper items at large discount furniture stores, if you are looking for a replacement of an antique piece, check out comparable prices in vintage shops and see if you aren’t getting a better deal with reupholstered furniture.

 

2. Choose Your Color & Designs

Whether you choose to do your own chair reupholstery, or decide to have a professional do it for you, you can exercise a little more control over the fabric that is used. If you are searching for a vintage love seat in antique shops, you may find a piece that suits your aesthetic tastes and that will look great in your living room; then again you may not. When you are doing it yourself, you have more options in choosing different fabrics and color combinations. You can tailor the restoration to get exactly the right fit to match the decor of your home.

 

3. They Don’t Make ’em Like They Used To

Let’s face it, some things just aren’t made to last anymore. This is true with about every product or appliance you buy today. We live in a disposable society. This hasn’t always been true. In the past, furniture was made to last, which is probably why you have those antique pieces you want to restore in the first place. Investing a little time, money, and effort into reupholstered furniture will ensure that you have these vintage furniture pieces well into the future.

 

4. Changing Decor

If you are planning on redecorating a room in your home, instead of buying a new chair to match the new design, consider chair reupholstery instead. Before you decide to have a piece of furniture redone, you should perform a few quick inspections to see if it’s feasible or even possible. While some of the most abused and damaged pieces are salvageable, it becomes a question of how much time and effort you are willing to spend.

 

5. Environmentally Wise

Maybe this is not at the top of your list of reasons for choosing reupholstered furniture over a modern store bought item, but it’s certainly an added benefit. You are basically repurposing a piece that otherwise might go to a landfill. That’s worth the effort.