Monday, April 7, 2014

Before and After: Our New (Old) Couch

Hi there!

I just love a good "Before and After" and this one will not disappoint!  Remember that old nasty couch I bought at a yard sale last summer?  It was gross and it looked like this:

Well, she's had a maekover!!!  My ugly duckling of a couch was recently reupholstered, due to the kindness of a generous benefactor who shall remain unnamed.  Okay, she won't: it's my mom.  Thanks Mom!  But before she got her new clothes on, I had to do somethin' about all that wood.  This room already has enough of it!

So, I painted it with Annie Sloan chalk paint in French Linen and Old Ochre.  I got mine from Artisan by Design at the Sleepy Poet Antique Mall in Charlotte.  I just want to give Jere a shout-out on this one--without him I would have been lost on which colors to choose.  He was SO helpful!

And I painted...and painted...and distressed...and then I waxed with S.C. Johnson paste wax (which I know not everyone uses over chalk paint, but the end result is durable and lovely, so I recommend it).  And then she looked like this:

Well, after two weeks out with Design Services of Charlotte, she came home and she is perfect!!!

If you need to reupholster your own ugly duckling, I highly recommend Design Services, they were awesome.  Once again, the Before and After:

And, for curious eyes out there, here is how the Family Room is looking these days.  You will notice I have extra back cushion covers, so I can mix and match those pillows:

We have new paint and a new couch.  Next up: armchairs and a larger rug.
Oh!  And no, I didn't get a dog.  That's my mom's dog who is just visiting but insisted on being in the picture.

Remember the "Before" on that one?

This photo from when we first looked at the house, that is not my stuff but it is my family:)
So...making progress!


Paint: Muslin by Sherwin Williams
Couch: Yard Sale:)
Fabric: Tony's Fabric
Sconces: Hobby Lobby

P.S. I'm lovin' the Linky's at:
The Style Sisters


  1. Wow! What a great makeover. The couch is gorgeous!

    1. Thank you so much! And thank you for stopping by and saying hello:)


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