There comes a time in every piece of furniture’s life that it begins to look worn out. With all the years you’ve spent with it, it is natural that your furniture no longer looks the way it was when you first purchased your RV. And while your RV furniture has indeed seen better days, you don’t always have to replace it.
When furniture begins to look shabby after years of use, people tend to chuck ‘em out and replace them with new ones. However, new isn’t always better. And here’s why.
If your RV furniture is a bit worn out but still functional, it makes much more sense to simply get it reupholstered instead of buying new ones. It would be a waste to throw away perfectly usable furniture. Plus, throwing it away will only add to the growing trash mountains in the landfills.
It’s also challenging to find new furniture for an RV. If you’re going to buy new furniture, you have to consider the dimensions and shapes this new furniture has to fit into. And even if you do find pieces that fit into these spaces, it will be a nightmare to make these pieces match for a cohesive look.
New furniture is expensive. Perhaps if it’s just one piece of furniture, you’ll be fine. But if you’re going to swap out all the furniture in your RV, the costs will add up. This is why many people prefer to reupholster their furniture instead. This way, they can save money and use it to buy other things for their RV.
It is perfectly natural for humans to form sentimental attachments to furniture. These objects often hold precious memories from our past that we like to revisit from time to time. Perhaps you inherited the RV from your late father and feel it is wrong to get rid of his furniture. Or maybe you have fond memories of your young children sleeping on the couch back when you used to take family trips across the country.
This sentimental value can often make it hard for people to let go of these things because they feel that they’re letting go of these memories, too, if they do. But the good thing about reupholstering is that you don’t have to say goodbye to these sentimental pieces. Instead, you can freshen them up and give them a new look while still preserving the memories.
What You Need to Know About Reupholstering
Before attempting to reupholster your RV furniture, you need to know what type of frame you’ll be working on. If you have wood furniture, it will be easier since you can simply staple the RV upholstery to the wooden frame. But metal RV furniture requires more work. So, you might want to get a professional to do it instead.
You also have to consider the state of your furniture. Worn-out RV upholstery is one thing, but the furniture’s structure is another factor. If the furniture is no longer structurally sound, you’ll either have to repair it or replace it entirely. After all, reupholstering won’t be able to fix broken furniture.
In many cases, it’s better to reupholster old and worn-out RV furniture instead of buying new ones. It’s more practical and cost-effective. It also allows you to preserve sentimental pieces by giving them a new look. But if your furniture’s structure is beyond repair, that’s when buying new furniture becomes the better option.
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12/17/2021 01:47:30 pm
Thank you for the beautiful post!
12/18/2021 10:50:14 am
You can spend a fortune to replace that worn out couch, that desk that has seen better days or that dilapidated old bed frame, or you can save yourself a lot of money, time and hassle by restoring those old pieces instead.
I totally agree when you said that we can have a hard time letting go of an item because of the memories we have which are the sentimental values we hold. That is the actual reason why I only need a furniture re-upholstery service for my sofa. It was a gift by my parents when my husband and I got married four years ago, so I wouldn't want to replace it soon.
10/21/2022 12:38:07 am
Thanks for pointing out that we need to consider the state of the furniture to know if it is worth it to undergo a furniture upholstery service or just get replaced. I will share this tip with my mom because she has been thinking about the sofa set she's had ever since she got married to dad. It has a lot of memories that is why she doesn't want to let go of it, and I hope it can still be fixed.
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