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Thursday, January 10, 2013

What I Have Been Up to The Last Few Days!!


I have been up to something this last week. I have been making some plans for changes that are going to be happening in my house!!

It is something I have wanted to do for quite awhile. I have decided to have my existing family room sofa reupholstered.

The fabric I have chosen is one that I actually had on a sofa before the one I have now. 

It lasted 10 years, and I never tired of it. But, you know how it is when you get a chance for something new you go for something different.

BIG MISTAKE on my part, after about two weeks I knew I had made a mistake. Now it is seven years later, and I am finally getting it changed. (insert own advice, "Stay true to who you are!")

There are many decisions to make when getting a new sofa, or one reupholstered...

  • Style
  • How many cushions on the back and the seat.
  • Type and style of seat cushions.
  • Shape of arm.
  • With a skirt or without a skirt
  • What type of skirt.
I am having my existing sofa re-worked…..

Family room summer look May 2011 023 (800x600)_thumb[3]
Right now it is a three cushioned back and seat.

I am trying to decide on a bench seat with three cushions on the back with a waterfall skirt…….
 Option #1
Option #2
A bench seat with two cushion back and waterfall skirt.
Keep in mind I have a T-cushion sofa with the rolled arm as in the first image.

 Option #3
The other option is a Two cushioned back and two cushioned seat with the waterfall skirt……

This is a sqaure armed sofa with square cushions where mine will be a T-cushion and a rolled arm .
The image below is a love seat but this is more like what mine would look like. It has the same rolled style arm and the T-cushion.


#1: Bench seat with three back cushions.
#2: Two seat cushions and two back cushions.
#3: Bench seat with two cushions.

Things to keep in mind:

My sofa will be in a blue ticking stripe…

Essex Sky DE71_600
The cushions will have cord welting in a white fabric so the cushions and the rolled arm will  be outlined in white, similar to the image below, but no welting on the waterfall skirt top…..


Lots of fun decisions to be made in the very near future!! 

I just got my samples today so I am almost ready to order the fabric.

I will be adding my ottoman to the order also, the green chair will be replaced with a white slipcovered chair with a matching  one in the other corner of the room…..
Family room summer look May 2011 023 (600x800)_thumb[2]

This will be reworked also. No more fringe around the bottom, just a crisp clean look.

The upholstery will be in the same ticking with the same contrast white welt trim, but on the bottom edge I am  going to use a white twill tape with nail heads as pictured below……


So this is what I have been up too this past week.
Plus, remember the flu shot that I got on Monday?  

Well I have been a bit under the weather with just a slight reaction. I feel as if I am coming out of it now!! Yippee!!

To say that I am excited is an understatement. I plan on taking you all along on my journey as I make progress.

Remember, be patient with me, because I am a planner to a fault!!

If you have an opinion at all please feel free to leave a comment. I just love including my readers in this fun process!! 

Plus there is a slight discussion going on at my house about the bench seat vs. the two cushioned seat. If you have a bench seat could you let me know how it holds up over time?

I will be........

"Enjoying The Process!" Of:
Giving my Family Room a 
Fresh, New Look!!