Sunday, December 21, 2008

our couch: : before & after


before. in progress & after photos

: : Iz and I spent thanksgiving weekend re-upholstering our couch that we bought for $50 on craigslist. It was custom made in the 70's for the family that we bought it from. we thought it had nice modern, clean lines and decided to re-upholster it ourselves. With no previous experience I thought it would take us weeks. We did it in pretty much 3 days, there were a few final touch ups that had to be made the weekend after, but we are both VERY happy with the result. a little proud even..... we think it came out really nice. *smile*. it used to be in a green/gold tweed fabric, it is now in a natural/off white canvas fabric. it used to be smelly, it now feels clean and fresh!

5 comments:

cmoi said...

Congratulations. What a wonderful accomplishment! I absolutely love your NEW couch.

All the best,

Elisabeth said...

Looks great. I recognize the curtain fabric. Where is it from? Åhlens?

red.house said...

Elisabeth,
The fabric that you recognize is actually from IKEA. I bought it last year. I wish I could shop more at Åhlens.

Lizzie said...

Aha...of course. Ikea does the trick when I am craving bold 'swedish' style patterns. They've got a good one now called Gunilla!

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