First off, thanks so much for all of your kinds words on my latest client project reveal post. You have no idea how much it means to receive positive feedback from my readers. It sounds like you guys like this one as much as I do.
Well, I'm back with a follow up post on the sofa transformation that was included in the project.
During the initial consultation, as soon as I saw the space, I knew we had to incorporate a seating area. Because my clients had two small children, I wanted to opt for a small sofa instead of chairs. I could imagine them piled up spending quality time with one another.
I knew it needed to be a full sofa, not a loveseat. However, because it was for a bedroom I wanted to keep the scale on the smaller side. I fell in love with this Society Social option, but it was a little pricey for our budget.
Enter Craigslist. I've been known to spend far too much time perusing the endless options of furniture and home decor on Craigslist. I do it because so often you can find gems (sometimes hidden) at unbelievable prices.
I saw this posted for $75 and knew it was the one. What? You don't see it? It had (a.) the perfect shape and (b.) scale for the space and minus a few buttons, it (c.)looked a lot like the inspiration piece and it was (d.) the perfect price.
I sketched up a quick, very rough drawing (adding inside tufting, removing the back cushions and raising the height of the sofa) and sent it to my upholsterer Mark of Baity's Custom Upholestry and the rest is history. He's an absolute genius. He approved my selection and got to work transforming my of Craigslist find. He's always great about posting progress pictures on his Facebook page. I always love that part.
|Via Baity's Custom Upholestry Facebook Page|
By the day of the install, he had transformed the relic into something amazing. Don't you agree?
From far away the sofa reads as gray, but it's actually black and cream. I think the fabric selection was perfection, if I do say so myself. Shout out to my fabric supplier Nancy for her help.
Of course, I'd probably never leave home. Mark also provided the custom storage ottoman that serves as the coffee table and an absolutely gorgeous upholestered headboard with wings and brass nailhead trim.
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And just because we all love a good before and after....