I am in the process of refinishing an older Italian leather lounge suite made from buffalo hide. The suite had suffered deterioration, fading, heavy soiling, and had hundreds of scratches from cat claws etc. On Friday the client collected the two armchairs which had been completed. His immediate reaction was, "Wow! They look brand new!" A pleasing response after hours of meticulous but rewarding work. Then, on the weekend, an email from his wife: "The chairs are fantastic, they look like new, you have done an excellent job."
Addendum: The owners of this suite decided they wanted to bolster the seat back and lumbar cushions, so I was able to arrange for this to be done while the suite was the process of being refinished. What a difference it made! Have a look below.