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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Vintage Linen Sofa....

I picked up this Antique Little Gem in the Bay Area from some Brothers who  have done some picking for me in the past.
While it is Totally Worn-Stained & shows it has been loved once before-
 It also has such Beauty..

The Beautiful Wood Carved Trim, with little Flowers is so Darling.

The Legs are Straight and just as Decorative, with the Pretty Corner edging.
My husband & son Helped me pry out each and everyone of those tacks-One at a Time, and the whole thing was framed with them.

 I spent almost one whole day stripping this Piece down to bare bones- every nail-tack-old fabric-replacing cushions-
(sometimes the stripping down takes just as long as re-upholstering them)

I use the Foam for my Cushions and then Cover in a Super Thick Batting then Thick muslin and then My Fabric.

But then again, That is the difference between today's pieces and yesterdays, They are made so well- no taking short cuts.

 I Painted-Sanded to the shade I love,
Then Re-Upholstered in a Textured Linen, Made Double welting and used Vintage Tacks for the Trim work.

While I have done separate removable Cushions- I don't prefer them- Unless they are Down filled (which is quite pricey) and  for Re-Sale that isn't my best option, and in order to keep the cost down so I can pass it on to customers, i choose the sleek-simple-cleans lines of all one cushion.

This Time instead of all Linen Down Filled Pillows, I went with 2 French Script with black writing and linen back-(which ties in the tacking trim) and 2 linen in the overstuffed Down-which I always include with sofa price.

All Finished and at shoppe-Thanks for letting my share!!!


  1. Thank YOU for finding ME! You might think I have a darling blog but you have a beatiful blog here! OMGosh- You did a great job on this piece. Your shop must be just wonderful...I would love to see it in person...and you are runnng a household of active kids too! God bless ya- I am your newest follower-you're stuck with me now, kiddo! Hugs- Diana

  2. Super pretty and the place you took these images...oh my! Love that chipping background.:)

  3. i am so impressed with what you can do! and this piece perfectly embodies 'graceful vintage' if you ask me. now if iiiiiiii could just age this gracefully...

    thanks so much for visiting my lil blog.


  4. Stunning! You are so talented. I'd be afraid of ruining it.

  5. Your work is amazing. The couch is gorgeous to say the least. Happy new follower from Farmhouse Friday.

  6. I love it! The wood detail is beautiful. Great job - and i love the doors on display behind the couch.

  7. Gorgeous...a labor of love to be sure!

  8. Please do my couch! I've been procrastinating for months. I'll get there eventually. : )
    Yours is gorgeous. I'm a new follower- love your blog. Lots of inspiration here!

  9. Hey Kerryann -- Thanks for your nice comment on our recent post. It is great to meet you. Love your shop -- looks like we would have lots in common. What a great job on the sofa. It looks amazing. Come see us again soon. xo