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A Fabulous Setee Makeover by Somewhat Quirky Design

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But when I got it home it went straight into the never-never-land that is my garage.
  • when i bought this old settee in 2012 i knew it could be a beauty, crafts, repurposing upcycling, reupholster
When the hosts for the November Fab Furniture Flippin' Contest announced the theme for this month's competition was Take A Seat and that Minted, the sponsor for November, was supplying up to 5 yards of fabric for the contest, I knew it was time to drag this baby out of the garage.
  • when i bought this old settee in 2012 i knew it could be a beauty, crafts, repurposing upcycling, reupholster
It was gross. Really gross. And no matter how many layers I put on top of the gross could make me forget that it was there. So I ripped it all off and upholstered (very unprofessionaly I might add) the whole thing with a heavy canvas. Since this settee was too low to be used at the dining table I built a cushion to add height. So far that seems to have solved the shortness, but if it doesn't work I will add casters. Thanksgiving dinner will be the test.
  • when i bought this old settee in 2012 i knew it could be a beauty, crafts, repurposing upcycling, reupholster
The fabric from Minted was great to work with and a great weight for a slipcover.
  • when i bought this old settee in 2012 i knew it could be a beauty, crafts, repurposing upcycling, reupholster
I am anxious to explore Minted.com for the next fabric I need. They also make papers, stationery items, and frameable art.
  • when i bought this old settee in 2012 i knew it could be a beauty, crafts, repurposing upcycling, reupholster
For more information on the November Fab Flippin contest and links to the other participants check out my blogpost listed below.
  • when i bought this old settee in 2012 i knew it could be a beauty, crafts, repurposing upcycling, reupholster
I rather enjoy making slipcovers. That other stuff - taking off the old stuff, and reupholstering - not so enjoyable. My advice is that if you are going to do it, invest in the proper tools, rather than making do. They can cut the time involved in half.
  • when i bought this old settee in 2012 i knew it could be a beauty, crafts, repurposing upcycling, reupholster
That is still a considerable amount of time but it is worth it.
I'm pretty much diggin' it in my dining room.
  • when i bought this old settee in 2012 i knew it could be a beauty, crafts, repurposing upcycling, reupholster
And It has the cat seal of approval as well.

To see more: http://www.somewhatquirkydesign.com/2015/11/hello-im-glad-youre-here-remember.html

  • Debs
    Debs Magnolia, KY
    on Nov 22, 2015

    From ugly duckling to WOW ! It looks fantastic now, you did a wonderful job !

  • Gill Moreton
    Gill Moreton United Kingdom
    on Nov 22, 2015

    Wow! Your transformation is gorgeous. The way it started out made me feel queasy! Great work.

    • Somewhat Quirky
      Somewhat Quirky Grosse Pointe, MI
      on Nov 22, 2015

      Yea. Me too! Many many years ago it was in the lobby of some fancy hotel in Detroit.

  • Katrina Warren
    Katrina Warren Levelland, TX
    on Nov 22, 2015

    Love the new look, great job!

  • Amy Ellis @ StowandTellU
    Amy Ellis @ StowandTellU Bolingbrook, IL
    on Nov 23, 2015

    Just stunning now. Love the fabric choice!!

  • Hannah V
    Hannah V Brooklyn, NY
    on Nov 23, 2015

    So so so obsessed with that fabric! <3 It's stunning- and your kitty matches! :)

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