Greetings! It has been a couple of days since I made a post but I have been fighting a sinus infection. I feel so much better today but that could change once I tackle my next job.
My 23 year-old daughter recently relocated to Austin, Texas. She started her first “big girl” job and will move into an apartment next month. I am in the process of updating some furniture for her new (very small) place.
She has requested all items be refinished in a Jacobean stain, as she really likes the look of the darker, richer tones. She also loves anything “Audrey” and “French”.
I have picked up several pieces over the course of the past several months: a dresser, a vanity, a bistro table and chairs…. and NOW the sofa.
I think I paid $20 for the dresser; $40 for the vanity, and she purchased the bistro set for about $75. I am not going to re-do the bistro set at this time as it is already dark and appears to be in pretty good shape.
We have stripped the dresser and started the staining process; have started stripping the vanity but it has a lot of nooks and crannies and had a layer of white paint over a layer of pink paint and has become a HUGE undertaking.
NOW the sofa. I spotted an antique, French Provincial sofa on Craigslist for $25. It looked pretty rough but the bones appeared to look pretty good in the picture. However, when I arrived to pick it up, I discovered it had been stored outdoors, under a tarp. The tarp had not done much to protect the fabric and cushions but I decided to get it anyway… It was only $25, right?!
I got it home last night and took the following pictures, before deciding to begin tearing off the dry-rotted fabric.
I hope the next pictures will be of a beautiful sofa; of course, I will try to take pictures of the re-do process.. Oh, did mention that I have NEVER reupholstered ANYTHING in my life?
Wish me luck!