I found her at a used furniture store and couldn't pass her up. I know many people do not like the idea of used furniture but it doesn't scare me one bit, especially if it's pink. She's beautifully built and has all sorts of hand carvings on her (this past week i came to despise those carvings).
My husband wanted me to leave her "as is" but that was never my intention when I bought her. I was fine with leaving the upholstery alone for now as she still has some years left BUT the wood frame was going to change. I had it pictured painted white. So, that's what kept me busy ALL WEEK long. I taped off small sections and went to work. Step one- liquid sand, two- stain blocking primer, three- first coat paint, four- light sand and finally five- final coat of paint. After I completed those five steps, I taped off another small area and repeated the process. It was tedious to say the least, when I reached the carvings I was using three different brushes including an eye make-up brush to get the coverage I needed.
All said and done, I am pleased with the results. She looks so fresh and clean. I stayed with it all week and didn't complain once because I knew that's why my hubs just wanted me to leave it alone. He would come home in the evenings, inspect my work and progress, smile and tell me it was my "best work yet". Melt my heart... I love that man. Gave me the strength I needed to finish it. I have learned my lesson and will NEVER paint the wood frame of a sofa again (unless i have chalk paint or a frame with little or no carvings).
I'm playing around with pillows and I really like the chevron print in the mix.
This week, I just want a really easy project so we'll have to see what I can come up with.
The Farmhouse Porch- Cowgirl Up: http://farmhouseporch.blogspot.com/
The Vintage Farmhouse: http://www.thevintagefarmhouse.com
French Country Cottage: http://frenchcountrycottage.blogspot.com/
The Shabby Nest: http://shabbynest.blogspot.com/
Miss Mustard Seed- Furniture Friday: http://missmustardseed.com/
Pink Saturday: http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com/