Monday, July 8, 2013

The $15 Sofa and No-Sew Slip Covers


Ever since I saw this image of a cane-backed sofa
in Country Living magazine last year,
I have wanted one.




No, I have NOT found one.

BUT,
I DID find THIS:






For $15 at the local thrift store that I frequent.
I hemmed and hawded for a few...
and paid the cashier.
I came home and told Dan he would have to go pick it up with the van.

He arrived and was less than thrilled.
THIS?
THAT.

She sat in the garage a few weeks,
and began to grow on Dan as a garage couch.







Great bones, right?

He could not see what I was seeing.
I thought it might fill the void of the absent cane sofa in my mind.
It seemed to have a similar structure.

I cleaned her up;
I primed, 
I painted.

I DO NOT SEW,
so I hot-glued
sections I cut from a drop cloth 
to cover the cushions.
I just wrapped it like a present.





She was shaping up.






She took up a new station in my front room.
She's not a cane sofa, 
but she will do until I find the right piece.

For $15, presto, change-o!








BTW, Dan is still working on the vintage camper.
It's slow going, you know.
Big MAT-zah ball.  BIG.

15 comments:

Full Circle Creations said...

I like how it turned out! I saw one of these a couple months ago and I'm still kicking myself for not getting it...so many possibilities.

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Shelia Williamson said...

Oh, you did good! It looks great and how smart of you to use glue for your slips! They look great. Hubbys sometimes just don't have the vision we do, do they? :)
Thanks for popping in to see me.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Linda Walker said...

good eye! I would have purchased it too! $15 is a great price and not only does it look great refinished but it is also a functional piece. Win,win!
Linda
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NanaDiana said...

It looks great, Andrea, but I can't believe you hot glued those cushions! Amazing. Don't think I could attempt that-well, if I didn't sew maybe I could- xo Diana

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

It really turned out nice Andrea!

Karen said...

That is an amazing makeover. It looks fabulous. I don't think I would have seen the potential in it.You did good!

Liz @ Quirky Vistas said...

Wow, amazing what you can do with drop cloth and hot glue. It's beautiful and it looks comfy!
Liz

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I do like it and it's makeover is awesome. I like that you just glued those new covers on! It really does look great!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

We would love for you to link this up at Thrifty Things Friday at The Thrifty Groove http://thethriftygroove.blogspot.com/2013/07/thrifty-things-friday-117.html

Micupoftea said...

What a find! The transformation is charming- love it! It looks great. Have a nice weekend,
S

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

She looks great in her new outfit. Nice job. I love to upholster with hot glue. High-Five.

Something Nice and Pretty said...

I love it, I think it's adorable!

MONICA LIVAS said...

LOVE it!It looks great!

Debra Oliver said...

Oh Andrea, I LOVE LOVE LOVE it!! great job on the no sew cushions!

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