That left a new (well, new is relative when it's a hundred years old) Range to populate. Partner had a beautiful heirloom table and chairs, a rocker from his family and some bachelor stuff from his college apartment, but it needed a few more things to make it more comfy for two. Some tables were restored, a mission chair was built and recovered. Lamps and paintings were added, lace picked up at the thrift shop for the windows.
The last project was to replace Partners ancient Ikea couch from college. Over time the taupe cushions had faded from brown to pink and the whole thing was, well, . . . .
sort of an eyesore.
At one time it was a very expensive Bassett sleeper sofa, then a family with three young kids had it. The wood was totally scratched up, the cushions toast, the fabric really late 70's or early 80's ugly. The frame was still good, the mattress never once slept on. We got it from Craigslist with a "make offer". In this case, a case of beer was the asking price from the husband wanting to just get it out of the house.
Once the wood was stripped, sanded and refinished, it was time to remove the last of the Disco fabric--
For less than $300 total in materials it's incredibly solid and should last a lifetime. The machine washable suede-like fabric can be easily replaced or cleaned. It's also very comfortable, with good support for the back. But do you know the best part?