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Friday, April 8, 2011

French Inspired Piece..

Sharing of some Upholstery on a French Inspired Piece..
Came across this Beautiful Vintage Sofa a while back, Fell in love with the carved detail, the birds, the instrument, the legs, the sides the back all of it-such intricate detail..

Once I sanded the edges that were chewed by some animal, I painted and distressed it, loving it more as i went along.

Not sure what I would do with it, keep it-sell at shoppe or just saver in our Garage that has become a holding unit for pieces I love too much to sell-but have no more room in our home.

I do love tufted backs, but for this one, I wanted a more clean simple look.
Deciding to go with neutral soft linen, I also wanted to use old tacks instead of making my welting to match.

Adding some coordinating Down Filled Pillows to tie it all together.
Took to shoppe, Sold in (ONE)day...


  1. How in the world did you even think this up? You did an amazing job! I love the soft colors! It looks like something out of a fairy tale.
    Thanks for sharing.

  2. it's just beautiful! fit for a princess:)

  3. That's beautiful and I can see why it sold so quickly. You did a lovely job.

  4. WOW!!!! It's stunning! Great job! I am super jealous that you went to Alameda, I want to go there sometime SO bad! Maybe next year :)

  5. ahhhhh... fabulous! i just found your charming blog, and i'm so glad i did! i love what you've done with these amazing old sofas!


  6. Beautiful!! You did a great job!


  7. Great job. What a beautiful piece!

  8. Beautiful and....sold! What's not to love!

  9. Wonderful job on the restoration!

  10. Wow, that is an amazing piece! What great lines. And, it's awesome that you recovered it. I see why you aren't quite ready to part with it. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. I appreciate it!

  11. I LOVE this!!!! What a fabulous piece!!

    Are you going to the Tattered House flea next Sunday?!?! I can't wait!!


  12. Okay...I'm inspired! I've got a sofa I was thinking of redoing. Question time:
    1. Did you leave the edges raw or fold them under?
    2. About how much fabric did it take?
    3. Did you say unprintable words when hammering the tacks in? I always do!
    4. Did you hate to see it sell so fast?
    Love it!!!

  13. Hi Karryann, I'm a new and inspired follower of your wonderful blog! The sofa is absolutely stunning...beautiful job!!! Looking forward to my next visit!

  14. Imagining I am sipping my tea curled up on that last couch!
    Have a happy Monday x

  15. What a beautiful piece of furniture, i love what you have done with it, it looks absolutely stunning. Im your newest follower, love your blog

  16. Gorgeous transformation! Love your blog, now following! Miss Walker xoxo

  17. karryann - that sofa is to die for! you did a fabulous job - I am so jealous! thanks for visiting my blog and leaving such a sweet comment - your newest follower...
    amy of four corners design

  18. Oh. Love this sofa.
    Great transformation. Thank you for the inspiration!