Another issue I've been having is that we only have the sofa and one over-sized matching chair. I love the chair, but goodness it sure takes up a ton of room! When we have people over, one of us usually ends up sitting on the floor, or depending on how many people we have over, we bring in a few dining room chairs.
For a couple of weeks, I'd been looking at furniture online, but was having a hard time finding something I really liked, that was also affordable. It seemed the stuff I liked was crazy expensive, or I either liked the style or the fabric, but never both.
One day, I was cruising my local Goodwill when I spotted this chair.
Aside from the fabric, it's gorgeous, and at only $35, it was a deal I couldn't pass up.
A couple of weeks later, I was poking around on Pinterest when I ran across a gorgeous velvet Louis XV sofa. I mentioned to my husband that I would love to find something like it one day. Later that afternoon...
$95!! It was in excellent shape too!
About a week later, I was out at the same shop where I got the sofa, and decided to look at their furniture again to see if I could find a wing-back chair similar to the other one. I saw this dingy blue chair that looked like it would work, but it sure looked sad. Until I saw the price! I paid $4 for it.
So now the mission is to get these recovered which is something I've never had done before. I contact one local business and was given a quote for labor and fabric yardage needed. I'm still planning on checking around for a couple more quotes, but at least I have a starting point for how much fabric I'll need.
Choosing fabric will be the most difficult part of this. I'm incredibly indecisive with just mundane, small things so this will be a big decision for me! Of course, my husband and I have to agree on the choice too so that makes it even harder. I also have to consider our two-year-old. We are pretty much out of the food and milk gunk on the cushions, but I know there will be some occasional spills. I need something that is easy to clean. I'm leaning towards something neutral, and would love to just do linen, but I'm pretty sure linen isn't going to be kid-friendly.
I've been pinning ideas of what I might like, I just need some input and some fabric suggestions. If you have any, please leave a comment! Please???
The seat cushions on the sofa are very firm, and we believe they're stuffed with horsehair so we'll be having those replaced. I'm considering just one long cushion, like a bench cushion. Has anyone ever owned a sofa with just one cushion? What did you think of it?
This is the overall look I'm going for in the room. Lots of neutrals. Am I just setting myself up for failure, with a toddler in the house?
I'm planning to paint all of the wood details white/off-white, and then I'll distress them.
I love the nubby look of this fabric. Is that linen?
I'm thinking I'd like just one long cushion like this, but I'm not sure how practical that is. Will it stay put, or will it just get all wonky when people move around on it? Would two cushions be better?
I love the throw pillows on this one, but I think the seat cushions might be a little too firm.
Most of the images I've looked at have fabrics in the brown family, but I like this grey too.
So much squish!
Ok, so I know a lot of people just read posts, and don't usually comment, but if you have any input that you think might help me, would you please share in the comments?