Did I mention we were having the couch and chair re-upholstered again?
I’m not sure if I did, but just wanted to catch you all up on the project since it is finally finished.
I didn’t actually get a chance to take official BEFORE pictures of the couch and chair so this picture above is actually a still from a little video I did when I was trying to sneak up to our old dog Mike The Dog. I had to go way back to circa 2007 for this!
You know…funny…it doesn’t look that bad here. I guess I’ve forgotten.
This is the same couch and chair my parents had way back in the 70’s! Maybe even late 60’s? (Mom, if you happen to know just chime in)
Between the upholsterer and I we figured out this was the 5th incarnation of these two pieces. He’s actually the same re-upholsterer that I had used 10 years ago for this Waverly Vintage Rose cottage look. Don’t know what I was thinking there in that Waverly but I guess I liked it at the time and had vast romantic ideas of turning my house into a quaint little romantic cottage.
And just a little side note since I’m thinking about it, the coffee and end table(s) is also from the Parental Furniture Store — it was part of the Lane Acclaim Series (click on link to go to the Flickr group! Hilarious!) and it is one of our favorites. But really, as I digress, I just have to tell you the special meaning why. When Jim and I moved in together after we got married I brought the sofa, chair and coffee table and he had MATCHING end tables!!! Can you believe that? It was meant to be and is just one of those funny stories we like to tell. Hence…it’s probably going to be near impossible to ever part with these pieces. They just have a hold on us!
The pup is much older! And doesn’t chew on furniture anymore Thank GOD!
It looks really good and has a great feel.
Unfortunately, the dog and cat did scratch it to my horror and I’ve been having to cover it up with blankets and quilts. OH THE HUMANITY!
I swear I tested the sample fabric quite thoroughly to make sure it would pass a scratch test so this is about the only thing that is completely troubling me right now. Even Craig the upholsterer was nervous. (Love how the pride in workmanship was getting to him when he knows I have no way of keeping the animals away!)
So on Friday at the Quilt and Sewing Expo I’m signed up for a class on slipcovers. I figure I need a refresher and think I’ll make a slipcover to put on them for the everyday wear and tear. I’m daunted at the thought of making a slipcover but I guess I have to do what I have to do! I guess that is probably going to be one of my bigger projects to work on this year.
So just throw another project on the pile for me!
And help me figure out what to do with that 70’s paneling will ya? I’d love to paint it…but would that look good? Or should I just string up some beads or some paisley wallpaper/fabric like Elvis (see his billiard room below), grab a shag rug and go retro?
Let me know your thoughts!