Friday, January 29, 2010

Craigslist "Little Couch" and pillows (Deployment Project #13 and #14, #15, #16)

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I just can't wait to show you this project!  I wanted to show you it last week, but I have made a strickt rule for myself, that I cannot post anything until the project is completely finished.  I am notorious for starting a project, getting it to a "good enough" point -- you know the point where it looks finished, but you know it isn't completely finished.  So, I had to wait until it was completely finished. 

I had it almost finished a week ago, but I was 1/2 a yard short of fabric for the bottom of the cushion.  This resulted in me searching the internet to find more of this particular fabric and then spending more money on 1 yd (because they didn't sell it in 1/2 yard incriments) of fabric than I have ever, or will ever spend again!  I had orginally bought 6 yards @ $6/yard of this fabric when we lived in CA, but didn't know what I was going to use it for.  I laid out all the pieces for this, but forgot about cording, therefore coming up 1/2 yard short.  Resulting in me paying - -- - honey if you are reading this SKIP OVER THIS NEXT SECTION - -- - $30/yard!!!  YIKES!  It about killed me!  But I was at the point of no return.

When I saw this couch on Craigslist for $40 I could not get my email telling them I wanted it sent fast enough - - I knew it was a perfect candidate for reupholstery!  It was a breeze to reupholster (except for that being short on fabric part) and I think it turned out fantastic! 

I have a little corner in my kitchen that was just begging for a piece of furniture to be put there.  It was the perfect new home for my beautiful new "little couch!"  All it needed was a great pillow on it.  I've been making lots of pillow lately, so I had lots to choose from!

a coral rectangular lumbar

this great green pillow that I made for a customer
obviously I can't keep this one :)

look at the fun tie detail!!


a little bird lumbar -- I love this design.  My friend Kristi and I came up with this embroidery design.

Lots of projects this time!  All next week will be the school room re-do!  Can't wait to share it with you!!

19 comments:

Autumn said...

My favorite project yet!!!!

Kristi H. said...

This little settee turned out beauttifully! I love the embroidered bird pillow on it; it's the perfect touch!

Ells said...

It looks great!

Elliotts said...

Wow! That is awesome, Amy!!!

mrs_eric said...

That is gorgeous! *Steal*

Infarrantly Creative said...

Oh my heavens you have the midas touch. I am so jealous! Do you reeeeeeally think you could teach me?

The Little Red Shop said...

I love the new look!

: )

Julie M.

Jennifer said...

Oh Wow!! I am lovin' it! It is gorgeous! Love the fabric you picked... you did a fantastic job!
~Jennifer
www.studiojru.com

Teri said...

I love it! You are so talented! :)

Lisa said...

It is so gorgeous! I love the fabric! I am very impressed!

Adrianna said...

Girl to say you did a fabulous job would be a understatement ...WOWZAS!

Anonymous said...

Absolutely Amazing ... I just found your blog and can't wait to go through every post!

Pam

Tracy's Trinkets and Treasures said...

I love it. Wow.

Prior said...

MY oH mY What an update. Love the fabric with the orange. Lezlee

Miss Mustard Seed said...

Beautiful job! I love that fabric...ouch on the $30/yard, but what were you to do at that point? I've got to follow your reupholstery lessons. I always make slipcovers, but I really want to do some demolition and rebuilding on some piece.

By the way, I'm following your blog, now. I'm looking forward to seeing what you dish.

Cece Lively said...

can you please post a tutorial on how to reupholster something big like this little couch???

Lori @ Projects Plenty said...

Great upholstery job... love the fabric. The thought of doing an upholhostery project makes me SCARED. :)

KatrinkaJane said...

Wow. When I look at this "a breeze to reupholster" is NOT the first thing that comes to mind. LOL Searching your blog for baby steps... ((fellow CSI crafter))

thriftytickle said...

What a dramatic change!
:)

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