I did get a few things done since you last heard from me.
Christmas passed by, Valentines and almost Spring. I will wait until next year to share the ton of pictures from this past Christmas.
Working full time, going to school, being a mom and wife means there is less time devoted to being creative. The need is still present, only time and energy are lacking. I enjoyed spending time on the computer being inspired by some many great bloggers.
Finally after months of looking at the unfinished settee in my bedroom.
This is what it looked like when I found my treasure at Sally. Good bones, ugly fabric. It wasn't until I took the old fabric off that I had to figure out how to put the new one on. This was a bigger project than I have tackled in the past.
The legs have such great detail.
First I painted it. White of course!
Same details but I like the color better.
I used two different fabrics. The plain white is just a simple cotton duck that I used for all the piping and cushion edging and bottom, back and seating areas.
The decorative fabric is a matelasse.
Since this was my first settee and I have never upholstered a piece of furniture so large, I will give myself a break. There are some areas I wish I had done better on, but, overall I am happy with how it turned out.
One of my favorite parts of upholstering this piece is the double welting.
It did a lot to hide some mistakes and it was easy to apply. I would definitely
use it again.
The design is beautiful and it was hard making that first cut in the bedspread.
I have since moved the settee from my master bedroom to the office.
It is a nice place for the kids to read and watch movies on the computer.
I am lucky to be married to a wonderful man whom I am totally in love with. We have three adorable children who make us laugh daily, two cats and one dog. We were lucky enough to build our dream home that is filled full of love, laughter and my collections. I am loving all things white, and I believe you can always make treasures even better with some white paint. I have owned my own shop and I loved every process it involved, and one day I may want to do it again with the right partner. I try to live my life with no regrets and I believe that everything happens for a reason and to pay attention to the signs we are sent.