This love seat wasn’t really working in my living room. (This is the picture I put on Craig’s list. The love seat is pushed to the end of the dining room until it’s sold. Great condition, hardly ever sat on! It’s still for sale if you’re interested. Reasonable.)
I was noticing pretty slipcovered sofas everywhere. Of course, they ARE everywhere now! I loved the clean lines and the sassy skirt of this one from Country Living.
Then I saw Miss Mustard Seed’s and that did it. I wanted it, as in. Had. To. Have. It!
And when I spotted a classically styled sofa with curvy legs, at the thrift store for 12$, there was no holding me back.
It was actually on sale the day I bought it so I paid about 7 bucks!
Here’s how she looks now in my freshly painted stripped down living room.
Nope, I didn’t sew up that drop cloth slipcover. I found a wonderful lady, Dawn Wise, only a few miles from here who owns a business called Sew Wise. She created my slipcover and did it quickly too.
I asked for a kicky little skirt and she nailed it and we replaced the original long cushion with three new ones.
I love all the piping detail! She did a great job!
Even though I have sewed quite a bit, I didn’t want to tackle this project. My sewing machine doesn’t handle thick fabrics and piping easily and I knew this would be a big hassle for me and would never turn out this great. So I was thrilled to find someone so close by to make a slipcover.
Total cost of the sofa, drop cloths, new cushions and labor was about 400$. I figure that’s about half the cost of a new sofa and I’m happy with the end product….very happy!
In my mission to lighten up, the living room is painted and stripped down. I took out everything except the furniture and tables that I’m keeping in there. After I took down the window panels, the room was flooded with light and looked much larger, so I’ll be doing something at the windows to keep that light and adding new accessories.
These dark fabrics are gone and walls are lighter now.
And I’ll finally get to use this 6$ thrift shop oil painting……love the colors but hate the frame.
The warmer weather has given me a blast of energy and I’m getting lots accomplished! woohoo. This week I’m working on yardsale stuff for our community sale on Saturday. Some friends are coming over to sell stuff too so it will be a madhouse! But fun.
One more thing,
I mentioned I needed flipflops in this post……I found a pair for 6$….yeah, at the thrift store again. That’s not a teabag laying there, it’s a label. Brand new Bass leather flipflops.
I’ve decided to take some time off from my job at the thrift store and won’t be going back until September. That gives me the whole summer to work on projects and spend time with family. Insert happy dance here! There are lots of projects just waiting for me and I’m ready.
Linking up to Rhoda’s thrifty treasures.
Met Monday, Between naps on the Porch.