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Five Things to Know Before Starting a DIY Upholstery Project

Good quality furniture can last a lifetime, but sometimes the upholstery might get a little beaten down. Heavy use from children or pets can cause stains. In a busy home, the fabric will eventually get thin from use or faded from sunlight, and the padding may get compacted, making the seat less comfortable.

The good news is, reupholstering can bring new life to an old chair or sofa! High quality furniture is expensive and old family heirlooms may have nostalgic appeal, so you might be considering reupholstery before tossing that chair or sofa. If you’re considering DIY reupholstery, here are some things you should keep in mind before you get started.

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