Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Off to Be Reupholstered


My living room needed a larger sofa than the 2 seater armless loveseat I've had in there for the last 2 years.  Well, w/the basement renovation I realized I didn't need two sofas for the media area so up came this one.  Always hated the knife-edge cushions it came with so I'm having new box cushions made that will extend about 1 inch above the back. Also, goodbye to the 8" short skirt. It will be replaced with a long skirt that falls from the top edge underneath where the cushions rest.

The 13 yards of gold fabric I had leftover (when I changed my mind for the family room sofa and used Kelly Wearstler's fern tree instead) will be used - but, it's not quite enought to cover the whole sofa!  So...

it will be combined with 8 yards of this gorgeous cut velvet from Haute Fabrics at $24 a yard. (it's a gorgeous Baker Furniture fabric!)  The velvet will go on the backs/undersides of all 6 cushions and the back of the sofa, which faces the window wall.  In the winter I'll be flipping the cushions for a two-fabric look.

Can't wait to get it back from my go-to, best upholsterer in town, Mel at Style Rite Upholstery.

14 comments:

vicki archer said...

Looks like it will be fabulous!...it's surprising how much reupholstering changes a piece of furniture!...xv

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halyInNoVa said...

Michele,
I've been following your blog for awhile and really enjoyed all of your posts.
I'm going to HighPoint, NC at the end of June for the weekend. Have you been there? If yes, can you send me some recommendations?
I'm in NoVa and admire stores like TImothy Paul. I also like http://hudsonboston.com that you posted some time ago.

thanks!

Haly in NoVa

therelishedroost said...

I love that fabric the sofa will be gorgeous!
cant wait to see it!
Best, Karolyn

A Perfect Gray said...

michelle, that fabric design is one of my very favorites. I always gravitate to it when looking at fabrics. this is gonna be great.

donna

cindy hattersley design said...

I can't wait to see the finished product...good thinking raising the pillows and doing the waterfall skirt!

Boxwood Terrace said...

Beautiful fabric! Looking forward to seeing the new sofa.

Leah Moss said...

yay! exciting cant wait to see

Nancy said...

Its going to be fantastic! Can't wait. Have a great weekend.
xo Nancy
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My Notting Hill said...

halyInNoVa - Hi. Your comment didn't have a return email. Re: High Point. I've gone during the Market but I"m not sure how it is when the Market is not taking place. In my blog, search High Point and you'll see a few posts. Hope that helps. Michele

Stacey said...

Gorgeous fabric. Such a steal too at that price! I look forward to seeing the 'after.'

P.s. thanks for your lovely comment too:-)

SHERRY HART said...

This is gonna be good....that fabric is sweet!

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nice choice on the fabric:)

Carolina Elizabeth said...

During college, I worked at my parents' upholstery shop and I just get so excited to see rolls of fabric. I love that now you can get all sorts of vintage designs in new fabrics. Inspires my paintings. Thank you for all your wonderful photos, as they too are inspirational. Kindest regards, Carolina Elizabeth

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