Adventures with furniture

I was quite happily tearing apart the antique settee yesterday in hopes I could reupholster it today…and I cut up my hands pulling out upholstery staples, and I wrenched my back ripping off old trim…………

This morning I was fretting that I wouldn’t be able to finish it and I would be stuck with this in my living room until the next warm dry spell…

Now, I don’t know how anyone else feels about deconstruction….but while I adore tearing things up then fixing them, leaving a torn up settee in my living room is NOT my idea of fun.

I thought at least I could paint the thing this morning (yes, even though I could barely move), so George and I carted it outside and I spray painted it.  I stink at spray painting but it actually didn’t look too bad after three coats.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After lunch, We dragged it back inside and I thought “I can do a little bit of it”…….

Yeah….I don’t know HOW to do a little bit..so i finished putting the fabric on, nailed all the staples once they were in just to make sure the fabric was tight.  Now all I have to do is glue or tack on the trim to cover the staples.

I have some lovely golden tan braid for it…..but I can barely move and I am typing with my one finger that doesn’t have a bandage on it…so the trim has to wait.  At least Gunnar approves of it now.

Yes, the floors need to be replaced….that is for NEXT year.

10 thoughts on “Adventures with furniture

  1. Nice work, a reupholstered settee and a blog entry!

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  2. I think you did a great job!

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    1. thank you..I just need to trim it out……..my poor fingers!

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  3. Kimmy's Keto Patio April 17, 2018 — 6:57 pm

    Nice job, and don’t forget Lumber Liquidaters always has great sales going on!

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  4. Fabulous! You are such a hard worker. It looks amazing.

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  5. I don’t know where you get the energy for all these alterations and upholstery changes 😊

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    1. i get bored easily I suppose!

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  6. Very pretty with the blue & white! So, Gunnar got the honor of sitting on it first! 🙂 Hope your back and fingers get to feeling better soon.

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