Monday, April 1, 2013

Deconstructed Loveseat Makeunder

I have been getting so much done lately. 
I have been working on painting some pieces of furniture. 
I showed you my little music cabinet.
It balances the white of the dish dresser now.

I went ahead and painted my $11.00 tea table.





I knew I wanted to recover the loveseat when I moved it out here. A white dog on a brown couch was not really working out but I was dreading it. 
I found this piece on the curb a few years ago. It was a total gut job so it wasn't one of the easiest pieces to do.
It needed all new guts, stuffing and fabric.
This time I decided to use drop cloths. 


I didn't worry too much about doing this the "right" way.
I didn't strip off the brown. 
I just tacked the drop cloth over the brown so I could undo this at some point. 
I like how it has that "I am waiting for my real fabric look." 
I love, love the exposed tacks.
I am not sure why this "deconstructed" look is in. Restoration hardware has a line of furniture that looks like it hasn't been upholstered yet. I'm sure it's origin has to do with antiques from Europe that have been stripped down before reupholstery. I don't get why you would want that... some of them actually have stuffing sticking out.
But
I love the casual feel of this piece now. 





White dog on a white couch. 


Perfectly neutral so I can fill it up with colorful pillows. 
Sprinkled with deconstruction, 
Katie

Linking with,
DIY Showoff   
 My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia   
French Country Cottage  
The Brambleberry Cottage

10 comments :

  1. Katie,
    Good looking makeover you have here. Hop on over today and grab my featured button for your blog. Yes...you have been featured at my NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAY PARTY.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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    1. Thank you so much, Linda. I put your button on my featured page :)

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  2. Love the settee with it's deconstructed 'L@@K'...
    I'm pinning this on my ::Settee:: board...
    'cause I like it that much!
    Plus, I have a settee, I'm supposed to be working on myself this year...if I EVER GET A NON-COMMITTED WEEKEND!

    Pat

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  3. Hi Katie! Don't you just love drop cloth?! It was a terrific choice for your makeover. I have a chair that needs recovering, but I have not found the right piece of fabric. I think I will do what you did and go ahead and cover it with drop cloth until I find the perfect fabric. Thanks for the idea! I am visiting from Time Travel Thursday and love finding blogs I have not visited ...like yours! I am your newest follower and would love for you to visit me at Still Woods Farmhouse.

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    1. I have used it for so many things and it is super durable. I will pop on over.

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  4. Love the simplicity of your "new" couch. I agree with you that loving the deconstructed look doesn't make sense, but I love it too.

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  5. Beautiful job. I love using drop cloth...durable! Great work! Thank you so much for sharing! :)

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    1. Thank you, Roeshel for coming by and leaving a comment

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