Turns out, all they needed was a fresh batch of upholstery and padding and a generous coat of Old English. I cannot tell you how much I adore Old English. It covers scratches, water stains, and various other ailments of old wood. Here is the before:
These are just some quicky snap shots. I'll get a nice photo up here soon, promise!
Moral of the Story: Don't be too Proud to Take Hand-me-Downs & Velvet is Always a Good Choice