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post #1 of Old 07-11-2020, 02:59 PM Thread Starter
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Is garage stored couch safe to bring back in a house?

I have a 30yr old couch of my sisters, that has been stored in my detached garade for her for 4 yrs. I have not stored a cars in the garage since it went in, so there are no fumes, but the garage is not climate controlled - in fact it has lots of gaps/openings between roof and walls for rain snow and critters to come in and out of (had squirrels living in the loft at one point) I live in northeast so have all seasons. And the couch has not been protected or covered. There are rodent droppings on and under the cushions, water stains, and dried leaves and foliage throughout and after 4 years certainly suspect there are/were insects living or feasting in there. While it is not an antique or high end purchase, it has sentimental value to my sister who absolutely refuses to let me dispose of it. Believes it would usable after cleaining. Can someone post here what the dangers/downsides are to bringing a piece of furniture back into to a home? Hoping she may listen to others. Or, please post if there is some way to thoroughly clean and refurb this back to usability? With a ball park of what that may cost? Trying to prevent a major falling out with my sister. Thanks all!
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You will need to completely change the fabric of the sofa.
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Six months ago, I bought a house that was in the style of the 19th century. And in it in the attic, I found an old vintage sofa that was in about the same condition as yours. Initially, I completely removed the upholstery and the frame of the sofa was completely intact and could still last for many years, so I completely replaced it with a new one. The sofa filler itself and the upholstery you can choose to your taste, the main thing is that the materials are of high quality. By the way thanks to the guys from https://www.midmodphoenix.com/ who helped me with choosing and buying a house.

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Six months ago, I bought a house that was in the style of the 19th century. And in it in the attic, I found an old vintage sofa that was in about the same condition as yours. Initially, I completely removed the upholstery and the frame of the sofa was completely intact and could still last for many years, so I completely replaced it with a new one. The sofa filler itself and the upholstery you can choose to your taste, the main thing is that the materials are of high quality. By the way thanks to the guys from https://www.midmodphoenix.com/ who helped me with choosing and buying a house.
Thank you very much for your advice, because I have a couple of old armchairs lying around in the basement.
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Hello! I think that keeping old furniture is very important! This is especially cool if this furniture has its own history, so it would be cool to restore it and use it as intended. I also have furniture that has been gathering dust in my garage for a long time, namely, these are old armchairs and round chairs. My wife insists on their restoration and use, but I can not think of how to do it. I decided to consult with https://wilkens-teamwork.de as they are some of the best specialists in home design. They advised me to slightly change the style of the furniture so that it fits my apartment completely. Now it's all bright and goes well with my interior.
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Hello! I think that keeping old furniture is very important! This is especially cool if this furniture has its own history, so it would be cool to restore it and use it as intended. I also have furniture that has been gathering dust in my garage for a long time, namely, these are old armchairs and round chairs. My wife insists on their restoration and use, but I can not think of how to do it. I decided to consult with https://wilkens-teamwork.de as they are some of the best specialists in home design. They advised me to slightly change the style of the furniture so that it fits my apartment completely. Now it's all bright and goes well with my interior.
Why didnít anyone tell me about this some months ago?!
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