Tired Old Sofa Turned Into a Blissful Place to Be Tired!

Farmer's Wife Barntique
by Farmer's Wife Barntique
5 Hours
Nobody wanted this dated lumpy sofa. The springs were shot and the upholstery was way past it's best. But.....those amazing carved arms couldn't be ignored!
The first cut is always the hardest. We stripped away the upholstery and removed all the springs (salvaged for another project) and debris and tried to use as much as we could of the wooden frame to create our reimagined headboard. A panel of wood was added to bridge the gap since it needed to span a king sized bed. We used trim to create interest in the void.
Here's a close up detail of the carving. As beautiful as it is in natural wood, it would have been very costly to try and match the finish with extension required to make the king sized span. We opted for the color London fog, straight out of a spray can. Once we painted, waxed, rubbed and buffed the finish on the completed piece, the carving came alive!
We simply wall mounted the headboard since the bed had a floating frame. Now the reimagined piece will be enjoyed for years to come!
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  • C C on Dec 31, 2016
    How did you conceal the seams in the wood?
  • Emmawilliams1 Emmawilliams1 on Dec 31, 2016
    Gorgeous!! but why did it cost $200.00? Yes, I know time and labor, but you did it yourselves...Just curious.
  • Cathy Cathy on Dec 31, 2016
    Where did you get the lovely bedding? The headboard is beautiful!!
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