Friday, May 21, 2010
Here is my very spare living room after a good spring cleaning. I got the sofa and matching chair from my grandmother. I adore both of them, but they are in terrible shape. I keep sewing them up. The chair I gave up on and just threw a blanket over it. I recently got it in my mind that I would reupholster these myself. I have read a lot of blogs that promise it's not too hard. There are a lot of reasons I want to save/rehabilitate this furniture. It came from my grandma, my original Good Babushka. It has retro class and style, which I love more and more all the time. And this is a lo-o-o-o-o-ng sofa It would cost too much to buy a new one like it.
Now my objections to new sofas: They are too fat and overstuffed. They don't have any detailing like the trim and buttons like this one has. You have a choice between dirt brown and dirt gray and dirt green. No color, no class, no way.
I have taken the plunge (and I'm taking you all with me). I ordered some upholstery fabric online. Enough for both projects according to their yardage calculator (hope I did it right!) The fabric and trim came to $180.00!!! You can't get brand spanking new fancy furniture for that, can you? Let's see if it's as easy as they say...