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.
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, 

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


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


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

  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!


  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 yours! I am your newest follower and would love for you to visit me at Still Woods Farmhouse.

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

  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.

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

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