Yes, need - not want, because we are really coming to the end of our beloved sofa's life. We have had this sofa for 11+ years and trust me when I say it has given itself honorably (considering it has had 3 children - 2 of them rough and tumble boys and 2 cats - living on it constantly). Actually, it is in good shape structurally and even the seat cushions are still holding up well, it is just the fabric is sad. Truly, this is the best sofa we have ever had by a long shot, the quality can't be beat!
About 4 years ago I had the seat cushions recovered because that fabric, obviously took much more wear and tear than the rest of it. I used a great coordinating plaid and it really just popped with the floral fabric and bought us several more years of time before the word "need" started getting batted around. I have considered having it re-covered and I am still not off the fence on that one...if I can find fabric that I love in a reasonable price range (currently that doesn't see to be happening because everything I find is so expensive and then the recovering is pricey so we tend to be leaning towards a new sofa).
There is just one catch, I love this fabric! I have built an entire house around THIS fabric! I love its warm tones and have used quite a bit of the yellows and oranges and greens in the rest of my decorating. I am not ready to discard the look. It makes me feel good and comfy. So, tomorrow I am going to head to a retailer that sells sofas by this manufacturer (Taylor King) and see, just see, if possibly they still offer the fabric. Oh, and see how much said sofa would cost (11 years later). I bought a few yards of this fabric to cover the piano bench just about 4 years ago so I know it is a long shot, but if the fabric is still available, I am seriously considering buying an identical sofa.
Is that crazy? Has anyone else every bought the same item 11 years later because you still loved it???