December 2, 2013 by Terry
Earlier I posted about the chair I reupholstered … sort of a “Restoration Hardware look” without the price of Restoration Hardware. Now I am super sad to say that all the photos I took during the redo of the couch have disappeared somehow! I am very upset as I worked like a little maniac on this couch and found a lot of yuck inside when I disassembled it….SUPER YUCKY things inside!!! Everything had to be taken off and thrown away…all that was left was the wood and springs. Even a bit of the wood had to be replaced as it was cracked and weak. remember the before picture? (still NOT my kid in this pic!)
Oh! I do have one example of the eeeewww that I uncovered in the arm when I took off the side…Fingernail clippings etc. YUCK!
During the whole reupholstering process I befriended a lovely lady named Lucy. Her husband and she own the upholstery shop where I was getting all my supplies. They were super helpful with tips when I needed some. As I said earlier I am not a terrific seamstress…I only have a little sewing machine, nothing heavy-duty for doing this type of work. They were kind enough to invite me to use their upholstery machine for making the cushion covers as it has the proper presser foot for doing piping and sewing through multiple layers of fabric.
They were so patient with me as I stayed there from 1:30pm one afternoon until 8:00pm to get both covers finished. I really had to take advantage of the the use of equipment…Now I want one of these machines!!! It TRULY makes a difference having the proper tools to get the job done. I had struggled at home originally using my own little machine to try (two times) to make the cushion cover for the chair and it wasn’t working out as I only had a zipper foot to make the piping with. THANK YOU Lucy and David!!!!!
Now I will refresh your memory with the Look I was wanting…
Of course the sofa I did is not as curvy, it has more straight lines and is a little more formal…but it still has the look of class and simplicity…
Now this sofa and chair do not belong to me and will not be living at my house so it makes it a little difficult to stage for the “after” pics. The lighting in the room it is in is a little weak so some of the photos come out looking a little yellowish…still pretty though!
I’m so thrilled with how they turned out! What an elegant looking couple they are now! I love a good “Rags to Riches” story! I hope I come across another one soon!
Have a Happy Monday all!
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