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Petite Barrel Back Settee

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May 18, 2017 by Terry

2I don’t have any “before” pictures of this little settee but I wish I did.  Upon first glance it really seemed like it was in great shape.  Looking closer though it was in need of a few repairs and the powder blue velvet upholstery was dirty.

3Not only did it need a good cleaning but it needed a serious update!

I deconstructed the whole settee right down to her bare bones, made the necessary repairs and gave it 2 coats of MMS Milk Paint in the color Typewriter.  I added bonding agent as I didn’t want possible chipping of the paint.

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I decided to leave the caning it’s original color for contrast and only painted the legs and frame black.  Once dry, I finished it with a coat of hemp oil for a hint of lustre and to seal it.

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It’s a rather petite settee and would actually be perfect for the end of a bed.  It’s not bulky or heavy in any sense.  It would be easy to create a reading nook in any room with this small piece … or just a place to relax and unwind …

It is even small enough to place in an entryway … so many options for this little beauty.

9Where ever it goes, I hope it’s used and enjoyed!

1Smiles!

Terry

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10 thoughts on “Petite Barrel Back Settee

  1. gail says:

    love that fabric! Where did you find it?

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    • Terry says:

      Hello Gail! Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to comment! The fabric is from a local fabric store called FabricLand. I could look for hours in there … I have such difficulty deciding when it comes to a print. Especially on furniture as it is so much work to replace if you tire of it!

      Smiles!
      Terry

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  2. So cute. I have the perfect spot…Love that you left the caning natural. Hope the hubs is good!

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    • Terry says:

      Well… if you like I could arrange for it to come visit you! I like that the caning breaks up the black and compliments the flax color in the fabric. You also see more detail that way as well. Hubby was home for a few days but only got one day off. He is in Prince George right now .. they were in Fort St. John before that but still have a crew in Campbell River. This is going to be a long fire season. Thanks for asking :0) ! Fix your swimsuit yet?

      Smiles!
      Terry

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  3. Oh my! This looks so fabulous! Pinned and tweeted. Please join us tonight at 7 pm, and party with us. I can’t wait to see your new masterpieces or amazing classics! Lou Lou Girls

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  4. Beth H says:

    you did a wonderful job on this!!! love everything! May I suggest GF “lampblack” milk paint instead of MMS? It’s the same look you are going for without the hassle of mixing her paint and adding the bonding agent.

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    • Terry says:

      Hi Beth! Thank you for the kind compliments and the great suggestion! I would love to try general finishes milk paint but I don’t have access to it where I live yet :( I love trying out new products and I’ve heard a lot about this paint … it does seem to be less of a hassle :) Thank you for taking the time to comment! I’d be honored if you’d join in on tonight’s linky party!
      Smiles!
      Terry

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