Tuesday, February 23, 2010

No.# 2

No. 2 is finished……finally.



I still have not painted the other end table, but that is next on my project list.

I have done something else new though……

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You may have seen pictures of my antique sofa.  It was my grandmother’s and is an AUTHENTIQUE antique.  As in it’s older than I am.  WOW!  I know for sure that it’s at least 60 years old.  Probably older.  Anywho……this is the second fabric that it has ever had on it.  The sofa was in absolutely pristine condition when I got it. 

Now……well, I’d say Miss Molly pretty much says it all.

So…..I decided to cover it before it was completely ruined. 

Again, I had a zero budget, so used things that I either had or found at my Mother’s.


May I just say that this was about as much fun as wrestling a polar bear!  I had never attempted anything like this so it was all trial and error.  And there are still a couple of places where it isn’t straight.

I used a king size mattelase coverlet.  Pieces of cotton lace fabric for the arms, for more texture.  And…..the only other thing that I had enough of was a roll of canvas material that I found at my Mother’s.  It is actually too heavy a weight, but it worked out okay. 

I do like the way that the chocolate brown velvet pillows look against the cream.  And now, no more doggie dirt or cat scratches!


I bought these vintage pieces just last week with every intention of cutting them up and using the lace.  Who knew that they would look perfect on the back of the sofa!


Here’s the back, with my presently mismatched tables.   The back looks okay, but this sofa has a rolled back at the top and would look better with a lighter weight fabric that hangs better.

I’m getting really close to being finished with my “fluffathon” in these two rooms.




Here are some better views for those of you who have asked.

I have also been purchasing some pieces of milk glass.  But it has to be cheap cheap cheap!  So the going is a little slow.  We’re using milk glass in the wedding, more to come on that later!




Also love this little white tureen.  The handles are actually little crowns.  It was at the Rink for ages and didn’t sell.  Oh well…someone’s loss was my gain!


Just trying to Spring things up a bit on the dining table.  I do think though, that I’m maybe ready to move some garden statues and cloches to the table and change it up a bit.  I just love love to do table scapes!  Which is why doing the tables at the wedding is going to be so much fun!

Heather and I are going Wednesday morning to take a look at the barn where she wants her wedding to be.  I’m keeping my fingers crossed that it’s everything that she loves.  (note to self…do NOT forget the camera!)

Have a wonderful day!



  1. It all looks beautiful! I REALLY love that chair (the #2).

  2. WOW, everything is just absolutely beautiful!! It looks so warm and inviting, but of course it is, Miss Molly loves it too!!

    LOVE LOVE the redo of chair #2!!!


  3. it is gorgeous!!!! i love all the detail, and your home!!!! gorgeous!!!

  4. Bonjour,
    You've done a beautiful job with everything. The hutch filled with the milk glass looks fabulous. Good luck with all wedding plans.
    Thanks for coming by and all your kind comments, it is much appreciated.
    Hope you're having a great week!

  5. Love it all ~ the sofa turned out great! Even more special it was your grandma's, perfect. I want to try something like that with my sofa but need lessons (and patience!).

  6. Looking fabulous! Love the No.2!! Great graphic!! And the sofa looks good too!

  7. It's a very pretty chair, your home is so nice and sweet.


  8. I love the chair and your sofa looks all romantic and sweet. Love the use of the vintage linens. Just devine.
    Your home is so pretty and welcoming.


  9. Love the chair! How did you do the design? I think it looks very professional. You are really fluffing aren't you? :-) Thanks so much for sharing all your pretty things with us.


  10. OMG Denise, do you know you are awesome! This chair and sofa turned out beautifully. That sofa is to die for.
    I love your home!

  11. Love everything! The sofa makeover is just fabulous and looks straight and even an beautiful tome. My husband freaks about the cat scratch furniture, but I say, oh well, it's only furniture. Somehow when I try to cover it like this, looks like I am trying to hide something rather than fashionable. I think your's is fantastic. A lot of great stuff going on over here. Have fun fluffing! Best wishes, Tammy

  12. Miss Molly look like she is having a relaxing time. Your house looks so nice and the cast iron lamp is great. And as always your blog is beautiful thank you for shareing and the music is cool. Have a good day. Julian

  13. I like I like

    have a nice day...

    nathalie from caribouuuuuuuuuuu

  14. Beautifull, I love it all. The chair is to die for. My kids would trash it! HAHAHA Oh well, i still can dream of white things... Loved my visit!!
    Come say hi!

  15. Hey there,how about you? Love this post,but I have to say my fav.is that one of the tureen..I love what you did to it(in it)!! Your home is just lovely!! Chrissy

  16. Love the dining room table!! Love the chunkiness of it!! We are building a new home and are looking for a dining room table!! Can you tell me where I can find one like that or was it just a "good find"?? Love your blog too!!

  17. I love your decorating style! When do I move in?


  18. Glad to see you share our living motto: Dogs DO belong on sofas! But if they would just run the vacuum after they are done, it would make life so much easier!! Love what you did with the sofa. Did you make the brown velvet pillows? I would love to have a pair of those. We're off to Gatlinburg for the weekend, wanted to stop by and see how you were doing. Take care!

  19. OH MY GOSH!! Just found your blog and I am hooked! LOVE all your pics!! So excited to peek at past posts!!

  20. I loved all the pictures Denise. I did the same thing to one of my couches with a vintage white tablecloth I picked up. I love how chair #2 turned out too!


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