Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Have a Seat

I recently 'inherited' this vintage curved settee from a neighbor. It was sitting in her driveway waiting to be picked up for donation, so I asked if I could have it, and she said yes!


This sucker is heavy and solid as a rock! The upholstery has seen better days, but even so is still in pretty good shape for it's age. I will definitely take the skirt off to modernize it and instead of re-upholstering completely, I think I'll do a slipcover. This piece is exceptionally well made from a furniture company out of Pasadena, CA ( I lived in Pasadena when I was first married and our son was born there!)

Another reason I want to do a slip cover as opposed to re-upholstering is because of the filling.......

It says Cattletail and Hog Hair! I don't even know any furniture company that uses cattletail and hog hair stuffing anymore! Of course, I am aware of the Hastens horse hair filled mattresses which cost an arm and a leg......Anyway, I can see potential for a huge mess in trying to open up the cushions for reupholstering, so that's why I'm slip-covering instead.

 I think I want to go in this direction....

 A bold, graphic print combined with the retro shape could be really cool. Or maybe an airier and curvy print would work better........

Via West Elm

Yea, I think I really like the paisley print. What do you think?

A rough draft
Well, it looks like I have my work cut out for me...........
Wish me luck!


6 comments:

Rhonda@restoredtreasurestoo said...

Wow, lucky you! That is going to be amazing when you get it done! Love the paisley!

Kelly at My Colorful Cottage said...

I love the shape of your loveseat! can't wait to see what you do with it:)

Dara M. said...

that couch is amazing. I can't wait to see how it turns out. I am trying to redo an old chair of mine too and can't decide on how to fix it. I think I am gonna go with a hounds tooth print. Best of luck!

Shannon H. said...

What a great find! I like the paisley too. It's fun.

Orange it Lovely said...

ooh I LOVE it.. I was looking for one for my dining table!
great score!
Tana

Faith, Trust and Pixie Dust said...

Hi Laura, I think it's going to look REALLY cool. AND I think it's going to be a challenging piece to sew a slip cover for {because of the curves}. Can't wait to see how it turns out.

Warmly, Michelle

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