Q: This sofa was my beloved grandmother's, and was given to me when she died. I have hauled it around with me for more years than I care to admit, always with the intent of having it reupholstered in a mohair fabric. The expense of reupholstery has always been out of reach, and now I am wondering if it is time to let go. The springs are shot, and it is quite uncomfortable. Yet the sentimental value is great, and the idea of letting go of my dream of restoring it is unsettling. Keep it or let it go?
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Regina is an architect who lives with her husband and son in Lawrence, KS. As a LEED Accredited Professional and longtime contributor to Apartment Therapy and The Kitchn, her focus is on healthy, sustainable living through design.
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