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ammar 12-13-2018 12:04 PM

Need suggestions for remodeling sofa set
 
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Hello. i hope you all doing awesome :smile2:
So this sofa set belongs to my mom & almost 30 years old. The thing is even my mom wants to throw it out but i like to keep it for many reasons. I have decided to remodel it so it would match the modern design demands. (by remodeling i mean anything. maybe even cutting the furniture in half you know)

Please suggest what should i do to this furniture ? what design i should follow to remodel this piece ? Graphic explanation, drawing/pictures would really help. Thanks in advance

johnep 12-13-2018 12:37 PM

When my hip was done, we got rid of our "squashy" furniture and replaced with wood framed similar to yours. Difference is ours is 3/4 upholstered on the arms and the gaps between arms and seat also filled in with upholstery.
Ours also has more padding. So. to me a reupholstery job and I suggest you peruse an upholstery forum for ideas.
johnep

Pineknot_86 12-13-2018 12:51 PM

That looks like it is still in good shape. I think that is what was called Colonial many years ago. Not sure what you want to change but I would just reupholster it and leave the wood as is.
Edit- Keeping in line with modern demands- furniture design changes over the years. I remember when the current design was called Danish Modern in the mid 50s. Now it is in antique shops. What did you have in mind, if I may ask?

ammar 12-13-2018 01:33 PM

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Originally Posted by Pineknot_86 (Post 2024803)
That looks like it is still in good shape. I think that is what was called Colonial many years ago. Not sure what you want to change but I would just reupholster it and leave the wood as is.
Edit- Keeping in line with modern demands- furniture design changes over the years. I remember when the current design was called Danish Modern in the mid 50s. Now it is in antique shops. What did you have in mind, if I may ask?

i was thinking maybe what if i decrease the back length , replace wood arms with upholstered arms , new upholstery and refinish the whole thing with darker stain ? any ideas ?

ammar 12-13-2018 01:38 PM

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Originally Posted by johnep (Post 2024797)
When my hip was done, we got rid of our "squashy" furniture and replaced with wood framed similar to yours. Difference is ours is 3/4 upholstered on the arms and the gaps between arms and seat also filled in with upholstery.
Ours also has more padding. So. to me a reupholstery job and I suggest you peruse an upholstery forum for ideas.
johnep

the thing is i love this sofa but i really dont like its ugly design. So i really want to transform it into some thing beautiful.

gmercer_48083 12-13-2018 01:41 PM

I would leave the woodwork as is, and have it re upholstered.

hawkeye10 12-13-2018 02:22 PM

I am just about everyone else, reupholster it and call it done.

GeorgeC 12-13-2018 02:37 PM

I have never heard on anyone "remodeling" furniture like you picture. It would be most difficult or even impossible in my opinion. As others have said, leave it alone and recover.


George

Pineknot_86 12-13-2018 03:48 PM

It might be simpler to buy a new set.


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