1800's carved settee reupholster

I recently updated the fabric and trim on this gorgeous 1800’s floral carved settee. My client said it came from her Irish Grandmother. As you can see the fabric was outdated and really does look like it came from grandma!

carved settee before

The client picked out some neutral fabric to give it a timeless look that could coordinate with any interior design. I really love her choices and the end result.

carved settee

carved settee after

I picked up this little loveseat for $20 from my local thrift store. It was covered in an awful red brocade fabric that had been GLUED on! It was awful so I tore that off and found a lovely faded teal velour underneath. I kept it on the porch for a while until I knew how I wanted to fix it up.

Loveseat

My first hunt for fabric led me to this super groovy Bailey & Griffin orange patterned fabric from Duralee. Alas, it was $50 per yard and I was not interested in spending that much money on this particular project.

Loveseat

Eventually, I ended up with a periwinkle outdoor velvet that I ordered from Joann Fabrics using 2 coupons so it cost me just under $100 for 4 yards of fabric.  Woot!  I also decided to paint the wood since it was a bit beat up looking and needed an update just as much as the fabric did.  I used General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint to give this loveseat a more modern updated look.  This was my first time using milk paint and I was amazed how easy it was to use!  It dried really quickly so I was able to do several coats in one day.  Plus a little went a long way and I have a ton of paint left so I am sure you will be seeing this color again soon;)  I am quite pleased with how it turned out! What do you think? Is it #sassysuburban ?

Pillow Close Up

Pillow Close Up

Next project is the One Room Challenge!  I’ll be adding glamour and drama to my hallway, so stay tuned.

You might have an old couch like this one . . .

sofa-before

 

This couch was free or super cheap from a yard sale. It is crazy comfy but sooo ugly! You have shopped for a new couch but can’t bring yourself to spend that much money for something you don’t really NEED.

You have probably considered reupholstering the thing but you aren’t really sure how to go about making that happen. Where to go, what fabric, how would I transport it???

This is where I come in. I can help you make your fabric selections and handle the logistics of it all. That ugly couch above belongs to a client of mine and we gave it a stunning facelift!

 

sofa-after

We chose a super soft brushed cotton fabric with a high durability then added the super sexy black tuxedo piping. Gorgeous!

sofa after detail

This was a free couch that for only $800 was transformed into a stunning showpiece that would have cost about $2000 (or more) if purchased new from a retail store.