Sunday, November 6, 2011

Saving a Settee

I have looked for some time now for a French settee for a quest room. Actually, I did find one once on an antiquing outing but chose not to purchase it due to the price of $1600. Later I ran across this beauty at a great price.
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To say that the husband was shocked when I asked him to help me load her up would be quite an understatement. When I got her home I immediately began to dismantle the gold upholstery.
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I took her all the way down to the frame and springs and started on the finish.
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I painted her white then applied a glaze.
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She has great curves.
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I love the cane inserts.
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I purchased some good quality linen for the upholstery.
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It was very difficult to get a good photo due to the placement in the room but I was very pleased with the end results.
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Of course, I told my husband how much money I saved him!
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I’ll be posting later in the week with the details of the floor lamp.
Have a great week!
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I’ll be linking to Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch and  Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style.

17 comments:

Janette - The2Seasons said...

I think that eventually our husbands will figure out that we know what we are doing. Mine is slowly coming around - after 39 years. You did a great job, and I'm sure your husband appreciates it.

laxsupermom said...

Beautiful makeover! Love the caning on the sides of the settee! Such a great piece! Thanks for sharing.

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

So glad you were able to save the settee because it is gorgeous now!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Turned out wonderful- what a beauty it is!! The caning is wonderful too~ stopping by from BNOTP- stop by and say hello and share this at Feathered Nest Friday sometime too!

Deanna said...

Sweet Autumn Blessings toy ou.
You have done a super job! Very nice.

God bless,
d from homehaven

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Love it--the cane is pretty--you did a great job!

René said...

Very nice! The linen and paint were perfect for this piece. Great job!

MMR said...

Can't believe this is the same piece of furniture - you've got a great eye! Enjoy it and your husband should be really, really pleased and proud.

Phyllis@Around the House said...

I love the way the settee turned out...love the color you painted it...so pretty..I am a new follower...thanks for sharing your talents

Kelly @ JAX does design said...

What a fantastic makeover! You've turned a bit of an ugly duckling into a beautiful swan :-) And I love the cushion on the settee - did you buy it or make it? I want one just like it!

Pat@Life At Lydias House said...

Kelly,
The pillow on the settee came from Pottery Barn this past summer. The photos don't show, but on the wall above the settee is a framed sailing print that was a house gift from a friend so the pillow was a perfect fit.

Designing Domesticity said...

wow! looks amazing! i so wish i was that talented! thanks for sharing and stopping by my blog earlier! liz

Atticmag said...

That's one great transformation. You worked like a trojan on it too, obviously. And it has just a great spot. Wow is all I can say. Jane

abeachcottage said...

That is a gorgeous settee and you did a great job with the transformations. Well done!

Hi, I'm Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Luckily there's a comfy settee in this post because I am swooning from too much beauty. Well done.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I love this. Thanks for sharing at Wow.

Karen said...

You did a great job, it is beautiful. I would have snatched it up too the lines are gorgeous and you really bought its true beauty out.