Hey there friends! I have an update on my thrifted sofa. She’s all done! But let me make one thing clear. This is not a how-to for reupholstering a sofa. Though that was the original plan when I bought it. But I wanted this done before Christmas and since we were so busy with work and the kitchen makeover I knew I wouldn’t have the time. Combine that with the fact that I just so happen to know a couple of guys that do amazing work for an even more amazing price. If not for them it would have had to wait.
A queen anne style sofa has always been on my furniture bucket list. I love the curvy classic look, especially in a fun or modern print. I’ve always been drawn to pieces that mix both classic and modern elements.
Now here’s the thing. It looked pretty awesome when I bought it. Seriously, it looked brand new. The fabric was really clean and the tufted buttons were all in tact. And everybody and their brother told me I should just LEAVE IT ALONE.
But I was just dreaming of a light linen look. Like had my heart set on it for our new home. And since it isn’t in the media room where we watch TV, and doesn’t get used all the time, I knew it would be a place where I could actually have a white sofa.
Now let’s talk about the tufting. I am crazy about tufting. It’s one of those elements that makes a piece timeless. But since the chairs are tufted I decided to have it all removed from the sofa. I think having everything tufted would be a little over the top.
When the fabric for the front of the sofa arrived I was happy to see that it was thick and heavy duty. Ordering online can be a little risky but being that it’s a combination of olefin and polyester I knew it would be strong enough to hold up to napping dogs. I just know that’s the first place they go when I leave the house. I just know it.
I am loving the combination of textures and patterns. Looking at it from the front, it’s like “Oh, look at that pretty sofa”. Then you walk to the other side of the room and it’s like BAM! It’s kind of like a mullet. All business in the front and a party in the back.
So what’s on your furniture bucket list?