With our recent move, I wanted to give a new look to our sofa.
I had been contemplating to get a new sofa/living room set but I considered my husband’s fondness for our sofa and the fact that there were other house needs that needed priority in our budget. We still needed cabinets and some kitchen furniture with the new house (the house we rented before already had cabinets and closets). I also did not choose to have the sofa re-upholstered since I was still considering if the cost would just be similar to getting a new one. The solution? I thought of getting a sofa cover.
The good thing was that our neighbor in our previous house is a seamstress. To make the story short, she was willing to sew the sofa cover as well as for the other 2 seats (one seater each) that comes with the sofa. For her labor, I paid P800 (about 19 USD) and for the cloth which I chose myself, I only got to spend P350 (about 8 USD). The total cost is P1150 (about 28 USD). This means good savings on my part. A new sofa set would have cost me about P19000 (470 USD) and reupholstering would cost about P10000 (244 USD). Well, of course, I might still get a new sofa soon but it’s good to have several options to consider before getting one 🙂