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Need suggestions for remodeling sofa set

Hello. i hope you all doing awesome
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
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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.
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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?

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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 ?

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

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

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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.


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It might be simpler to buy a new set.

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