I have been excitedly waiting for my new "old" sofa. Excited but also waiting with growing trepidation. You see I did something I have told clients never to do. I took on a new upholsterer without doing enough homework and without holding the reins as tightly as I should. I trusted a new tradesman and I shouldn't have.
I won't make this a long story (you can find the whole story here) but I was in a hurry. I couldn't wait for my usual very very good upholsterer and I took on a new guy and ..... OUCH! What a mess of a couch!!! Shoddy workmanship and extremely rude and sloppy customer "service". This is the only section of my patchwork couch I can share with you without cringing at the mess I received back. I'm not paying. I'm starting again. Time to order new fabric and apologise to my regular guy. Moral of the story - wait for quality. Don't rush and take second best. (Email me if you live in S.E. Queensland and looking for an upholsterer. I'll recommend who you shouldn't use.)