March 21, 2016 by Terry
Remember this sofa?
I worked like a little maniac on it for two straight days! I deconstructed it, painted it, sanded it and waxed it.
Putting it back together was pretty easy and hassle free…
UNTIL it was time to sew the cushion covers that is!!! I thought I’d add detail to the sofa by sewing pleated cushion covers for the seat. It would have been very pretty had I not sewn it a smidge crooked and a hare too small! Arrrrrr!
Then I decided that maybe the cushion looked a little too flat and that I should try one that was thicker and with tufting on it …. still not right!
After hours of sewing and not getting it right, I decided it was time to walk away!
That was over a week ago!
I have yet to go back to it as I still need to purchase new foam for the seat but I will share with you what I have accomplished so far.
You will see that I am temporarily using the two different styles of cushions until I get the new foam.
I really like the pleated cushion but it takes so long to make the pleats. I pleated a seat cushion on a barrel back chair as well as made a slipcover with pleats and it makes for a unique piece. I am also getting waaaay better at piecing the pleats together. I know in the end it will be worth the time and the results will be beautiful.
I’m loving the chippy milk painted frame of this sofa. I finished it with white wax as well. I rarely use the white wax but everytime I do I wonder why I don’t use it more.
So this is as far as I will show you … save something for when the cushions are completed.
My Hyacinths rooted in moist moss are blooming like crazy and smelling beautiful! They have bloomed out even more than when these photos were taken a few short days ago.
These ones are planted in a broken drink dispenser. The spout no longer functions but I couldn’t throw it out as it is quite pretty. It makes the perfect terrarium for my Hyacinths.
These ones have brilliant purple and white flowers on them now.
The sun shining brighter these days and the fresh smell of blooming bulbs inspire and make my heart sing!
This sofa (when completed) will be available to purchase. If anyone is interested you can e-mail me for more info. I will be taking it to the All Things Pretty Market at the end of April as well. I’m so excited to be a part of this talent filled market!
Have a great day!
Sharing this sofa at:
Elizabeth & Co.