Saturday, October 24, 2009

Smitten With A Sofa

On Thursday my Mom and I hit Costco (you may remember how important I am there) to pick up Halloween candy. After picking up treats for all the kids we decided to treat ourselves to a stop at HomeSense. We found this awesome book on clearance for $6 so we each picked one up. If a book was ever worth it's $6 price tag, this one was. It is filled with lovely images and great rooms. The image below is one of my favorites and is actually also on the cover. I have longed for a slipcovered antique sofa for years now and this one had me drooling all over the aisle.


Not being one to sit back and day dream (oh how I wish I could just make myself sit back sometimes...) I immediately set out on a craigslist search for a similar sofa.

Ta da! This is my new find:

We pick her up on Monday night (freaky how similar their floors are though, it almost looks like it is home already~). I am in the midst of emailing my beloved seamstress Kim to get her to give me a quote on a scrumptious crinkled cover like the one pictured and I can already envision this beauty in our master bedroom or perhaps replacing our current sofa in the living room for a fun change.
All I know is that I am already picking out paint for the legs~
*a quick shout out to GillarGirl who has one of my favorite, not to mention one of the most beautiful blogs I read. She was so generous to feature our blog on hers this week and not only are her home and blogs huge inspirations but she has an awesome style. I love the way she colors and enlarges her first few words each post and thought I would give it a try too~

21 comments:

Tamstyles said...

hmmm emmm k

Barbie said...

Can't wait to see it all slipcovered! It will be gorgeous! Love the one you have pictured.

Rosie said...

Beautiful

Lilas Eyes said...

I love it!!!!! Can't wait to see the new slipcover!

♥Amber Filkins♥ said...

It's beautiful. I have an antique sofa & matching chair sitting in my garage as we speak. It was my aunt's & my grandfather asked me to sell it. I have NO idea where to start. It's bones right now, and the horse hair is exposed & everything. I mean, good quality. Now you've got me thinking maybe I should keep it and get it upholstered. Hmmm....

Rebecca said...

Ok now I'm completely convinced you have the best luck I've ever seen with Craigslist!!! Holly that sofa looks identical to the one in your inspiration pic!!! I can't wait to see it covered!

Melanie@The Old White Cottage said...

A friend of mine offered me a sofa like this for free, but at the time I had no way to transport it or a place for it. Where do you put all this furniture??

sissie said...

This will be beautiful when you are done. Can't wait.

I love your blog and I'll be back.

Caroline said...

I cannot wait to see what becomes of this...I had found a very similar sofa on craigslist that I thought was amazing..but then didn't know what to do with it!

Miss Mustard Seed said...

I have loved that picture for years! I have it in a County Living book and another magazine. (The entire room is beautiful.) Anyway,I had to find a sofa like that also and I finally found one at a yard sale for $50. And it had a single down cusion...gorgeous. I slipcovered it white and it is one of my favorite things. We have the same taste.

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

Wow,you did good, it looks like a perfect match! I can't wait to see it all finished(;
Hugs~Kelly

MrsKBJ said...

Can't wait to see it finished! You have the best luck finding specific pieces! :O) That is a great look a like!! I also love the bright bold work at the beginning, I might try that!:)

Holly and Sean said...

Thanks everyone~ I am going to have Kim just upholster one single cushion for the seat instead of the three. I think it feels more casual like that.

Melanie, I have made the sacrifice of not parking in our garage to hold all this stuff :( I am hoping that I can have 1 of our 2 stalls back next week when I have a big order of furniture being picked up so that is very exciting (to me at least LOL). I should probably take a picture just so you can all laugh at how high and crazily we have my stuff all pilled up.

House Elf said...

I never thought of using a slipcover for my sofa! I have a four seat antique sofa, with matching chairs for our parlor I found on Kijiji - I love the style, but would like to update the colours. What a great book find - looking forward to seeing your slip covered sofa!

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

A great find. I am sure you are an old pro at this but make sure it is coming from a non-smokers house. I just did a post about a chair I was thrilled to find at the Goodwill only to have to donate it right back because I can't get rid of the smoke smell. Good luck with your transformation!!

Melissa said...

Yay!! I am so excited to see it finished!!

Krystal Wight Armstrong said...

That sofa is gorgeous, what great lines and wood-work! You must be so excited to get it perfectly customized. Can't wait to see!

Tara Finch said...

It's going to be beautiful! I linked your site to my blog, the address is 4sweetpeasinapod.blogspot.com. Come visit!

tiffany said...

Holly, you are truly such a sweetheart! Thank you for your very kind and generous comments! I am amazed at how you get an idea and make it come to life so beautifully and so quickly. I LOVE visiting your beautiful blog and am excited to see this sofa slipcovered!

Red Lipstick Style said...

Look forward to seeing the slip covers. I love the flooring! I so want to have the dark cherry.

Kelly 'Knoth' Christensen said...

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=30667892

I found this on Etsy and it reminded me of your new sofa. This would also be a great way to finish it! Check out my blog sometime soon...I am going to add your sofa post with this pic.

 
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