Brandi
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Updated Sofa with Pillows


When my mom passed away I received many of her personal items including her sofa. I was moving out of the state with very little furniture of my own, so my dad gifted it to me because he knew how much my mom would have wanted me to have it.
I was 16 when she purchased the sofa.  I can still remember the day she picked it out from JC Penney's.  If you knew my mom you knew how much she loved her sofa.  My siblings and I rarely sat on it!  It was more of a show piece and my dad jokingly referred to it as the "Cadillac".
I was 16 when she purchased the sofa. I can still remember the day she picked it out from JC Penney's. If you knew my mom you knew how much she loved her sofa. My siblings and I rarely sat on it! It was more of a show piece and my dad jokingly referred to it as the "Cadillac".
I was nervous about having a light colored sofa when my kids were little.  Then the dogs came along and my anxiety intensified a bit!  But I promised myself the sofa wouldn't be off limits to my family.  We sit on the sofa, my children lie on it and mess the perfectly poofed pillows and for the longest time my smallest dog would nap there.
I was nervous about having a light colored sofa when my kids were little. Then the dogs came along and my anxiety intensified a bit! But I promised myself the sofa wouldn't be off limits to my family. We sit on the sofa, my children lie on it and mess the perfectly poofed pillows and for the longest time my smallest dog would nap there.
It's a comfortable sofa in great condition.  I've had it professionally cleaned a few times, luckily the cushions are removable for easy clean up.  But as the years go by it needed a little updating.  I considered having it reupholstered in a new timeless fabric, but the more I thought about it I knew I could breathe new life into it with simple updates.
It's a comfortable sofa in great condition. I've had it professionally cleaned a few times, luckily the cushions are removable for easy clean up. But as the years go by it needed a little updating. I considered having it reupholstered in a new timeless fabric, but the more I thought about it I knew I could breathe new life into it with simple updates.
Adding new accent pillows really brightened the sofa for a fresh new look.  I made the gray pillows, but purchased the others. It's amazing how different the sofa looks in the room just by updating the pillows and few other accessories.  I'm so glad I decided not have it reupholstered.
Adding new accent pillows really brightened the sofa for a fresh new look. I made the gray pillows, but purchased the others. It's amazing how different the sofa looks in the room just by updating the pillows and few other accessories. I'm so glad I decided not have it reupholstered.
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  • Sue Scimeca
    on Jan 16, 2015

    Wonderful "new" look. Its great to see you still have a little "piece" of her and it looks like new. I lost my mother when I was 20, 48 years ago, and still have a few of her things. Makes me feel like she is still here... so this must do the same for you.

  • E. J. G
    on Jan 17, 2015

    Classic sofa. Great material to have held up so well....beautiful.

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