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Saturday, February 27, 2016

It's Been A Long Time

It is done.

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 hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend. 

It has been awhile since I posted so I thought I would do a little partying too!
French Country Cottage
you can also find me at
The Curator's Collection for Making Broken Beautiful

Thank you to everyone who stopped by from French Country Cottage!


  1. Love it! I have a 3 piece sectional the same style as your settee and would love it to be re-upholstered but no way am I doing it! Too much work for me!

  2. I love the French. I don't care who says what.
    You did a great job. You did it proud.

  3. Gorgeous restyling! Great job. The white fabric is very romantic

  4. What a wow change!! I am sending this to my friend who has a couch to recover and doesn't know what to do with it. I love your choice of both fabrics and the white paint is marvelous.

  5. WOW! What a pretty new dress you gave this sweet settee! It is beautiful and fresh now! Well done! If you are at all interested in joining in on one more link party, I host Making Broken Beautiful every Thursday thru Sunday. It is a furniture and home decor party and I would be so happy to host your talents! I hope you have a great weekend!
    Making Broken Beautiful


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