Tired Old Sofa Turned Into a Blissful Place to Be Tired!
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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Published June 26th, 2015 6:37 PM
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Donna Griffiths on Mar 30, 2017Beautiful! Love your linen pattern as well!
Jyn Virago on Oct 13, 2020
You mentioned that the upholstery and removed springs were salvaged for another project... I'd love to know what your ideas for using them are!
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