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environmental Dilemma - to throw or repair

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LaurieFairyCake Sun 06-Mar-16 10:21:28

I own a lovely, sturdy (solid oak framed underneath) sofa and chair. Bought 15 years ago for nearly 3k.

2 of the 3 cushions have rips in and it needs a clean and treat. The cost will be about £800 (replacing 2 cushions and restoring it to match in).

If I did this I think it would go another 10 years as the base is still perfect. It's not unfashionable.

It is now a bit big for our needs (we're moving to a smaller place this summer). I'd like a much smaller one, fabric, simple.

But I can't bear to throw it away. If I repaired it I wouldn't get the money back through resale.

LaurieFairyCake Sun 06-Mar-16 10:22:11

I can't bear to throw it away as it seems so wasteful.

treaclesoda Sun 06-Mar-16 10:23:17

Sell it as it is? Someone else might want to repair it.

StillRunningWithScissors Sun 06-Mar-16 10:24:07

Maybe see if there are any upholstery courses running nearby? They might be interested in taking it to use for practice (or someone might fancy it for their own project if you free cycle it?)

MummySparkle Sun 06-Mar-16 10:29:49

Hmm, offer it on a local selling site as it is? If it's going to be too big for your new house then there doesn't seem much point in you repairing it, but somebody else may want to buy it for a bargain and repair it themselves?

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