“So, the uncomfortable furniture my gramps had is now hot?”
Yeah, seriously. Take another look at grama’s old French provincial sofa, and snatch it up! I have been eyeing these for a long time now, they range from $50 (in original condition) to $8,000+ (re-done).
The fact is they were built to last and you get a lot of sofa for your buck (a provincial sofa can be up to 11 feet in length!). Sure the original wood is super carved, lacquered and can be tacky as is. But strip the varnish off or paint over it then re-upholster with cushy down filling and modern fabric to fit in with your own style.
No hand me down potential in the family? Then check out your local or online thrift shops and garage sales.