Just because our style seems a little hodge podge doesn’t mean it’s actually random. In reality, I pick everything that goes into our apartment with good care, so this is actually why I’ve had the same tried and true couches for decades—I just can’t find anything I like better wherever I go… But these cushions are starting to sag so badly that I guess the frame is also going. I actually need to replace it already before I fall through it and end up on the floor in pain! Yet no matter how many of these furniture stores I go to, I can’t find anything that is exactly what I have or even something better. Everything is either too modern for my tastes, too yuppie, boring as hell, or has that mountain chalet bachelor pad vibe. Plus, just because I like the eclectic and lived-in look, does not mean I also happen to live in a log cabin. I live out in Utah, where our favorite hobby is enjoying the sunset over the canyon ridge! So, I want our style to reflect our town and the beautiful yet unusual region I call home. Finally, I decided to break down and give custom furniture a try. I was worried that it would be well out of our price range, however I figured a visit wouldn’t hurt in the end. I absolutely couldn’t be having any worse luck than I already was at that point. Well, as it turns out, custom built furniture is not all that over priced, it just depends on what you pick and from whom. The designer I spoke to at the store was not at all baffled by our quirky style or our jotted down ideas; not only was he glad to help, but he also knew exactly what I wanted! In just a few hours, he had a sketch of what the final product would be, and had helped my husband and I pick the right wood and upholstery, and then the filler and the last finishing touches. Yeah, our couch is a little more money than a random furniture store sofa. But our beautifully eclectic handmade sofa couch is built to last a exceedingly long period of time.