Over the 4th of July weekend I recovered my living room sofa. The sofa had seen better days and was a worn out and faded navy brushed corduroy (sorry ~ no before picture). I like how it turned out, but must admit, I am not too fond of the new fabric. I really never should have purchased it, but it matched all my seasonal sets of sofa pillows, would hide dirt, and was on sale. All added up, it's still not a reason to purchase fabric you don't absolutely love ~ lesson learned. So here it is in it's newness, until I can make a slipcover for it next summer.
It's a wee bit too bright for me, but I keep telling myself it will look nice during the fall season. I fell in love with these Pottery Barn pillows that keep me distracted from the fabric.
They match perfectly and since I decorate my living room with sunflowers during the summer, it was a no-brainer. It was a bit of a splurge, but I'm so glad I bought them.
There is a third pillow, equally as pretty, but it is on a club chair that is waiting to be reupholstered. I normally make all my pillows, but the embroidery on this set was something I couldn't do.
I keep a big bunch of sunflowers in a large crock which sets in the fireplace. I love the bright splash of color it gives the living room.
And then another set of sunflowers that sit on the credenza along with other treasured summer items.
When I recovered the cushions of the sofa, I added an extra half inch of foam on each side and two layers of batting to make them more pouffe and comfortable. I also changed out the two large flattened back cushions for four new down pillows.
It really does make it more comfortable. Still not the best sofa for napping if you have a bad back, but as you can see, these guys like it.
That's my daughter who always seems to nap when she comes to visit and then Moby, the dog, and next to him is Charlie, our cat, who is on his back with legs in the air. None of them even opened an eye when I took the pictures.
My daughter has seen these pictures, and would kill me if she knew I posted them, but I think they are just so sweet and my favorite pictures of the new couch.
I'm a mother of one "out-of-college" daughter, inheritor of one cat,a dog and four chickens, full time medical secretary, gardener, painter of furniture, fixer-upper and handy woman around my house, passionate about decorating, lover of flea markets and yard sales, restorer of old things, but most importantly, a daughter of God. Blogging is a way to journal and share my life, passions, and journey with anyone interested enough to follow along.