Pretty damn impressed with myself.

I am DONE reupholstering my thrift store couch!  Remember this beauty?
Here it is all done up in plain linen...
I kept the channels on the base so I can lounge on it 80's style with some leg warmers and a Dr. Pepper, but made a removable pleated skirt (see first picture) for when I want a more traditional look.  I added button tufting on the back and still may tuft the seat cushions.


My niece was up for the weekend and did a lot of babysitting. THANK YOU ASHLEY! If it wasn't for her it would have taken weeks.  Here is the work in progress...
My little helper.



There was a lot of blood, sweat and tears.  Did I mention blood?   This is what happens when you are impatient and want to finish a project at midnight and had two mojitos...
Staple to the face. The only reason I'm smiling is because I'm finished (and had 2 mojitos.) On to the next project and a nap.

19 comments:

Sarah said...

You are seriously a miracle worker! What a beautiful transformation. This is one of the best I've seen yet and I can't even imagine how difficult it must have been. You deserve 3 mojitos!!

Tammy@InStitches said...

lol, I'm so impressed too ! I love the removable skirt, you went over and beyond.

Krista said...

Wow!!! I can't believe you were able to complete this already! It looks awesome! Amazing to see how you can transform something so dated to a beautiful piece!

Andrew and Amy said...

Very, very nice! You amaze me!!! i love that you are so quick, so I don't have to wait long to see the amazing afters!!!

bluehydrangea said...

Get out of here!!! Amazing!!! You deserve two more mojitos!!

Danika Herrick said...

Thanks everyone! I think I WILL have a mojito and go to bed.

pegr said...

Great job. Amazing how it looks so current.

the vintage wren said...

Wow, that is super impressive. I wish I knew how to recover furniture. I love that large sofa, and the linen you chose to cover it with. Now i'm off to check out more of your blog. Take Care, Carrie

The DIY Show Off said...

WOW! It is impressive and you are so talented! It's stunning! What an amazing transformation! I love it!

I'm new to your blog too (thanks for introducing yourself!). I love your home too! Beautiful! I love your style. If you're interested in a DIY Show Off feature, let me know. ;)

Have a great week!
Roeshel

Michelle (Three Men and a Lady) said...

OK, so not only am I impressed with how great that turned out but also with how quickly you got that done!

other-option said...

You should be pretty damn impressed with yourself! How awesome! Seriously, great work - thanks for sharing.

erica@ moth design+luxe life said...

You should be very impressed and proud. I'm amazed and so glad to have discovered your very stylish blog (crazy for every single one of your cushions too by the way). Looking forward to following so I can keep up on this deliciousness! xo Erica

http://moth-design.blogspot.com/

Jaye said...

I'm so proud of you! You saw, you did and you conquered! Many hats off to you!!!!!!!

Aesthetic Oiseau said...

Ummm...I am damn impressed with you too. Wow.

sarah, flourish design + style said...

Shut. up. It looks amazing. Way to go, you rock!! xx

Jessica Davis said...

Congrats - it really looks great and I love your removeable skirt idea. And of course drinking while upholstering just means that you are a really good multi-tasker :)

Londen @ Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

Now that is a couch! WOW, you did a fabulous job, I would love to be able to reupholster.

Pink Wallpaper said...

wow! you seriously did that yourself?! love the removable skirt. and you poor thing...a staple in the face...not good. you need another mojito!

paula said...

wow! It's gorgeous! rather impressed.

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