I discovered a very inspiring website yesterday: metrosofa.com. The Florida based company takes antique/granny sofas and turns them into modern conversation pieces. Updated with fabric and paint, these frames are saved from the dump and redesigned so as to give them a second life. I was excited for a moment, thinking that this might just be the fate of my version of grandma's sofa, then dismayed in realizing that an ultramodern fabric comes with a very contemporary by the yard price, not to mention the labor of hiring an upholsterer to do the job right. Is this a road I want to venture down as an avid do-it-yourselfer? Upholstery remains uncharted terrain for me... I am on pins and needles here. Will I randomly teach myself how to master this fine art, or will it just never happen becuase it would be way too freaking expensive?