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……
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!