Here she is… Cute as a button, huh? Well, maybe… almost? Ok, so she was cute at an earlier time in her life. But, as with lots of tired old furniture, I saw her potential. And, she came with a matching chair. Sadly, I didn’t document these fine relics with decent before photos. I know, what was I thinking? Oh, and I just thought I’d mention, I actually used this set in my house for probably a year before I actually took on the chore of reupholstering them. Yes, it was uncomfortable. The springs where shot and one was actually sticking through the fabric and would rip your pants… I was nervous about reupholstering them myself but paying to have it done wasn’t an option. So, alas… I did it. My first big reupholstery project.
Did I mention that this is a click-back sofa? So cool, the back clicks forward and then reclines into a full size bed. If you’re wondering what’s up with the poppy? Well… I don’t know, I was just having some fun with it. It just added some character. I love poppies and I love the color red so I went for it. It had some nice silver applique thread accents…It was actually kinda cool close up. But, once again… I didn’t take any great shots of it.
Here’s the chair. The fabric was a black, grey, and white tweed. The set was from 1955. I ended up selling it on craigslist. I loved it, but I was also in the pursuit of making some income on it and I knew that it wouldn’t stand up to the harsh realities of living in our chalet of house full of boys and animals.
This was 2010.