Wednesday, January 29, 2020

From 1920 to 2020

Happy New Year!!!! 
You guys know how I love to buy stuff from 2nd hand stores and thrift stores. This sofa has been in my husbands family for years. His great grand mother worked for Elizabeth Arden and she gave it to her when she worked there. So you know its really old.
They were going to toss it because it was in such bad shape. Of course, I couldn't  let that happen. So we brought it home from Charleston. Its been sitting in our basement for years so I decided to finally redo it. My husband kept saying why did you take this if you weren't going to do anything with it. I knew it was hurtful for him to see it like that. So I did the right thing and covered it up (lol).

It got to be the dogs favorite spot when we were in the basement. I was going to strip it and try to bring it back but it proved to be very difficult at best. So I cleaned it up and used my faithful can of spray paint. Deep walnut. I had the fabric and trim in my stash so all I needed was staples for my gun. I did have to reinforce the seat with strapping which I also had.

It turned out better than I expected. My husband, because we put it in our bed room said, "now I can lay on it again" yea that was a joke. Its still 90 years old, and he was 5 when it fit him.  
Since I was in a redo mood I also covered one of my sewing chairs with a little left over leopard I had from a dress. Great improvement from before right? Still crazy for leopard LOL.

Check out Utube for tutorials its my go to for everything theses days.

Big improvement right?



Anonymous said...

Great Job!!!

Robin said...

Love antique furniture--beautiful re-do!

JustGail said...

I don't know what it is about the 1920s furniture finishes, but that stuff is a Royal PITA to remove. I've had 3 things that other people have attempted to refinish and left abandoned with splotchy results. Normally I cringe when people paint wood furniture, but I have to say, this is one of the few times paint might be the best answer. You did a great job on the sofa and the sewing chairs!

knitmachinequeen (KMQ) said...

It's beautiful. You did a great job. May I'll get inspired and redo a couple of chairs here!