Saturday, February 20, 2010

Are you having a hectic but good weekend? Me too. (if you are one of those lucky people having a nice relaxing weekend please don't rub it in...)

The day started off busy when we listed a TV we don't use anymore online and had close to 50 responses. It was off the living room floor 30 minutes later and I think I can finally take some pretty good "after" shots in there for our reno link.

Then Wren and I headed out to a couple fabric stores to pick up some white upholstery fabric for my latest transformation. If you have a really good memory then you probably remember me talking about slipcovering an antique sofa back in October. Well, I never actually bought the sofa I was talking about. While I love that look, I did want something a little less "frilly" and so I kept my eyes peeled for a sofa without the wood scroll work on the upper part of the back.

One lucky day in November I found this beauty:

It is the perfect style, but more importantly the perfect size! I was scratching my head as to how a larger sofa would need to be positioned, but this girl will work in our master bedroom if I can't seem to get it right in the living room. But my fingers are crossed that it will play nice and stay in the living room.

This is the general look we are going for with the cover. One large, down-filled cushion on the seat and a loose, relaxed fit over the arms and back. Legs still exposed.



And finally, I was given marching orders by Sean to clear out the laundry room. Monday is d-day, as in demolition day!!! I have to write it up and down my arm to remind myself, but I NEED to get a before shot before the damage begins.

17 comments:

Christine said...

I love the inspiration sofa!! Good look on demolition

Cindy said...

I like!

Pine Tree Home said...

The sofa will be dreamy. I think its so cozy to have one in your bedroom, so no matter what I'm sure you'll find a great home for it.

Best Life said...
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Best Life said...

It's been a hectic weekend here too. But like you, we're making improvements, so I don't mind the craziness when I'm getting things off my list. :)

Love the couch. I'm sure you'll do a fabulous job with it. Lisa~ www.livingmybestlifeii-lisa.blogspot.com

~ RM said...

Yes, that will look fabulous! Clue me in on the down filled cushion part, please! ;)

Can't wait to see what's in store on D-day!!

Lovely Little Nest said...

Oooh can't wait to see the finished slipcover ~ I'm sure it will look fab!

Congrats on starting the overhaul ont he laundry room! :)

House of Giggles said...

Love that sofa!! I have every confidence that yours will turn out even more beautiful once you've worked your magic!

michelle b said...

you must be sooo excited about your laundry room!!! every girl needs a splendid one! good luck with it all!

and sweet loveseat!

Megandvd@Beauty in the Attempt said...

I am so ENVIOUS!! That sofa will be so divine! I have always love your style an your blog. :) Beautiful choice...can not wait to see the finished results.

Cheers~
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simpledaisy said...

I think it will be perfect:)

Anne Marie said...

wow....fantastic! that is a great peice...and i really like that ottoman too.....

Carmi said...

Love it, Love it, Love it!!!! Can't wait to see the finished product! I think I need to find something similar! Where do you find the down to fill it with?

Mrs. Chic said...

That is going to look amzing once its redo! Wow

Shelbie said...

Love the gorrilla with his leg in the air in the reflection of the T.V. It made me laugh

Cherish @ My Cup of Tea said...

I love how you kept the vintage-ness of the couch and made it brand new. Perfect!!

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Kristin said...

i adore this. i can't wait to see you work your magic on this sofa!

 
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