I spotted a fainting couch on one of the many facebook buy/swap pages. It was listed for $20 so I knew I had to have it.
When I arrived to pick it up, the seller told me a cat had damaged the cloth and part of the foam but that was perfectly fine with me. I knew I wanted to recover it anyway.
The piece was a not-so-lovely floral print with a heavy lacquer/shellac finish.
My husband and I started the process of removing the fabric, foam, upholstery tacks, and at least a billion stables. We were careful to leave the fabric as intact as possible so I can use it for a pattern. This should really save when purchasing my fabric as I will know the precise (or close to it) yardage.
We left the project last night with a partially stripped frame. The finish has proved to be more than either of us can deal with.
I am now faced with making a decision about what to do next: paint and distress the frame (remember, I am a purist), what color (dark or light) and what fabric to use (print or solid). I initially wanted to do a dark stain with light colored fabric but now I am leaning toward painting the frame white and choosing a fabric that will not show grime. I would LOVE to use a script print. You just never know about me 😉
Here are a few pictures of yesterday’s progress: