Monday, 10 December 2012

Day Ten

The other piece of furniture that has been given the make-over treatment is the sofa that lives in the conservatory at the end of our kitchen. When Stewart and I combined households we also combined items of furniture and the sofa came from his house. Between you and me I was never very keen on the colour or the fabric but in the interest of fairness it came to live with us... although it wasn't me that ripped it... honest! The combination of sun in the conservatory and apparently boys sitting with their feet up (I'm not even going there) caused the fabric to rot and tear.
 
 
We lived with it as you do, covered with a large throw but it was never ideal and always looked a mess. Stewart was all for getting rid of it but I rather liked the shape and felt the basic sofa was sound. So when someone recommended a good local upholsterer, I had it recovered.

 
It arrived back home last week and look how beautiful it looks now!

 
Complete with two new cushions from Ikea!

19 comments:

Celia said...

That does look smart! And I love the colour :-)

I know where you're coming from, it took me 15yrs to convince someone that his old red sofa needed to be replaced!

Joanna said...

That was well worth the effort for sure

Poppy Cottage said...

Wow!, it looks amazing.

Miriam Weaver said...

It looks good Gina, hope you've told the boys to keep their feet off! ��

Carol Q said...

doesn't that look just stunning Gina!

Heather said...

Even in it's sorry state I could see that it was a lovely sofa. Now it looks beautiful and you must be so pleased with it. Love the colour too. No more feet on it!!

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Great job!! It would have been a shame to throw it out when you see how well it looks now!
V xxx

Twiglet said...

As good as new - gorgeous. x Jo

sharon young said...

Wow, what a transformation, it looks superb.

Joanna said...

It looks gorgeous - is it allowed in from the conservatory now?!

x

BumbleVee said...

Wow! What a facelift..... looks great.

menopausalmusing said...

Two brilliant transformations in these last two posts.

pam said...

Great colour for the settee - keep the lads feet of definitely!!

Marie said...

You "new" sofa made me smile this morning. What a wonderful colour! Made my heart all beat-skippity for a moment. Lovely.

vintagerockchick said...

Just proves you should never throw anything away! I might have to get the name of the upholsterer/sofa magician from you x

Toffeeapple said...

It is a beautiful shape and the colour is very much nicer now. Isabelle was asking about those cushions recently, if anyone else has them - see http://in-this.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/more-tables.html

Julie said...

Beautifully revitalised and the cushions set it off.

Iz said...

Sofa envy? Is there such a thing? Definitely cushion envy!

Printed Material said...

Another beautiful transformation. That's a wonderful blue... and no doubt cheaper than a decent new sofa that wouldn't look half as classy!