We inherited an old-old bench and a rocking chair. They used to belong to my husband's mom and grandma. I am guessing they are about 50 + years old. I got approval from my husband to reupholster both. I started with the bench.
I still think it is an improvement. Starting with the bench was perfect, even though it was in much better shape than the rocking chair. It gave me the confidence I needed to tackle the old rocking chair. That will take a bit longer and I am not going to start on it until we are done unpacking. For now, I am happy though.