I wouldn't buy it again either jackie. Maybe it would suit someone more laid back about this sort of thing iykwim. It reminds me of the sofa I bought 10yrs ago and it said on the label when it was delivered Shabby chic. I knew immediately I had bought the wrong sofa. I am not a shabby chic kinda girl. I like things just so.I got rid of the sofa after 2 years and it drove me nuts.
Have you tried the Collonil creme, the one that has marked Luxury cream on it? They told me to use that on my Mabel bag (cognac saddle) when it got marks. I haven't needed using it yet, so don't know how it works in practice though..