I had an ancient overstuffed sofa that used to be my Grandma’s.
The only thing I didn’t love about the sofa was the horsehair upholstery.
I remembered lying on that sofa when I was a kid. It would scratch my skin, but I alway fell asleep abruptly. It was so plush with its thick stuffing, that you sank into it. When I realized the sofa was still in the house, I had to take it. There was no way I wanted someone to throw it away love they had thrown everything else that had belonged to my gram & pop. I showed the sofa to my hubby & he said both of us needed to have it reupholstered. I called a reupholstering supplier that was in our area. I told him about the sofa & he told me they would use sawdust to stuff some of those sofas. If this sofa was ancient enough that it was filled with sawdust, it was going to take a bit more work. My hubby told the person who came to the condo to look at the sofa, that he wanted it reupholstered no matter what the cost. The only difference was that both of us didn’t want horsehair for the fabric. The reupholstering supplier representative & his partner took the sofa with them. He told us he would have someone call when they had an quote & scope of work. When both of us got a call two weeks later, I was told they would need to upgrade all the stuffing. Although it wasn’t sawdust, it had deteriorated since the sofa was almost 100 years old. The nice news was that they could customize material to match the blood orange color of the original horsehair.