Monday, April 11, 2011

"New" Sofa Reveal

Sorry for the loong wait!
The sofa has been done for a couple weeks but I just haven't had a chance to post anything! To remind you of my sofa and chair, here are the before shots. I bought the set off of craigslist for $108.oo

I really love these..I just didn't love the blue fabric. The blue fabric was thick which made it easier to remove, I just had to yank it off and a lot of the staples came off with it. To remove staples from the wooden frame I use this trusty tool that I found at Lowes.

I removed the staples that were stuck in the fabric and then used the old fabric as templates from which to cut out the new pieces. 
Here are some photos of the moment which I look at the piece I'm working on and always think to myself "what in the world were you thinking?!?!," lol.
as you can see my poor bedroom got destroyed in the process..

Now, here is how the sofa and chair look now!
I actually ran out of fabric *gasp* so I had to find a close match in color to make the double welting for both pieces...the fabrics are different but the colors are close so I think it worked out alright.
 Here's the sofa...

and the chair...

If you look closely you can see that I used 2 different fabrics, a solid for the front and a dotted fabric for the outsides. I reallly love that little detail..makes them a little more special. I still can't believe I was able to pull off recovering the cushions and double welting!!! woohoo!

I'm a totally crazy girl and bought 2 more chairs to work 25.00 a piece I just couldn't pass it up! In addition to the 2 new chairs I then bought 4 more to redo for my patio..aside from Sophie, my patio project has been keeping me crazy busy! I just really want our patio to be a nice spot to hang out in so I'm working to get it nice and ready in time for all of our lovely weather...if only I could build my own pool too!!!

here are a few pics of Sophie, just because I can't resist!!

btw..the blanket in the second picture with Sophie and on the sofa is one of the projects I have been working on..I just sewed 2 pieces of fabric right sides out together leaving 1.5" all around with some fringe inbetween -like a fabric sandwich, and the pulled out the threads of the 2 fabrics to make my own fringed edges. ..does that make sense? hehe

I'll share my patio projects and progress with you all soon!!
Thanks for stopping by and God bless!!!


Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Wow! Is there nothing that you can't do?! The sofa and chairs look amazing! That was a BIG job! I look forward to seeing your patio. You'd better hurry before it's a million degrees outside. ;) Sophie is such a beauty! How wonderful that mommy can sew beautiful blankies for her!

Fallon said...

The outcome looks amazing! How you find time to do it with a cute little girl on your hands is even more amazing!

Lamp Tramp said...

I can't believe how perfect your sofa and chair turned out. Are you a professional upholster? Just beautiful, off to look at the rest of tour blog. I can tell already I'll love what I see...

Ruth said...

I more than like these!

Deborah March said... managed this fabulous re-do with that beautiful wee baby woman hangin' out with you...AMAZING!!

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

You are so talented at everything... it kills me. I am so jealous. I love seeing new photos of Sophie , she is cute beyond words. 5 stars as always, love both pieces.