Lemons to lemonade. So for the next step... reupholstering. I have no patience to wait weeks for it, so I am doing it myself. This weekend. I've reup-ed some things before, never a couch, but my motto is usually "How hard can it be?" Worse case it'll be good entertainment for all of you. I spent the good part of Earth Day ripping the fabric off of it and discovered that it was also my new sofa's birthday...
Kind of creepy, 27 years to the day.
And the whole time I was thinking it was from the 70's because of the orange. I was wrong about the color too.
Once the fabric started coming off I learned that it was originally mauve and had faded to orange. I know, this couch just keeps getting uglier. So it was a Smurf-era pink couch.
So, it is now stripped and aired and in my house awaiting new fabric.
I starting tacking on a heavy neutral linen that I thought I had enough of, but this thing eats fabric! SO now I am running to Zimman's this morning to see if I can find a match and get more. Wish me luck, I bought it 7 years ago. If I can't find it I think I might go for a velvet or a chunky texture. Would love a print, but I don't think I can handle keeping it straight on a curved sofa. I think I am going to put tufted buttons on the back and I haven't decided whether the channeling on the base is staying or going. I kind of like it, in a roller rink kind of way. I had to keep the gross fabric on that part on the couch in case I decide to recreate it. I googled my brains out trying to get ideas for this biggin'...
Very similar with a smooth front, but kind of boring.
Same deal, loose cushion.
Could not find a picture of anything with a channeled base, just lots of channeled marshmallow stuff in KW's pad...
SO, while I run to the fabric store I would greatly appreciate it if anyone has any ideas of things I can do to it, or if anyone has a cool couch image e-mail me! My brain is mush. Thanks!