Old Settee Breathes New Life!

You probably didn't even miss me, but we have been gone to Vegas Baby!

If you are ever going and can catch a show, you should see Terry Fator! He won America's Got Talent in 2008 and puts on a really well done and funny show.

On with the Settee project...

Before we left, I was working like crazy on our new MUD ROOM that I will show you later, however for now, I will show you how I breathed new life into an antique settee that I purchased at a garage sale for only $20!
The lady that I bought this settee from had already done the hard work for me...she stripped it but never finished it. I told her that I could make it beautiful.

Knowing that I was going to use it in the new Mud Room to sit on when putting on shoes, I chose upholstery that would coordinate with my theme of grey-blue and white. Also I needed upholstery fabric that could stand up to wear. Here is the after...
Didn't she just turn out great? And it was so easy. All I had to do was sand and clean her good. Then break out my Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Old White. I also distressed her a bit for more character...
I then selected some fabric that had a background of denim from the free fabric swatches that I received from a friend. I happened to have two large swatches, just enough to do both seats. See the grey-blue in the fabric? I then used coordinating tan fabric and made a double welting to trim the edges.
I can't seem to do anything like this without making a fun coordinating pillow...

And now she is just 'too cute' sitting on the grey-blue floor with the new beadboard walls that I will be showing you soon!
Before and After


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  1. Wow. What a huge change. Nice job on the double welting too. I am shocked that I am the first to comment. This project is a beauty. Congratulations.

  2. You know where this would look great? In my home :-) Love it - well done!

  3. Fabulous job!
    Kindest regards,

  4. Nice makeover. Love the colors. Great job!!!

  5. I love what you did to that settee. And most of all I love that you only had to pay $20.00-what a great find!

    Sweet denim fabric too, very nice job.

    Small House / Big Sky Donna

  6. Beautiful! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!


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