Wednesday, April 13, 2011

A Makeover

Remember when I told you I was saving my new favorite piece of furniture for a future reveal? 
(probably you don't....because goodness knows we've been through two seasons since then!)
Well, as they say.... no time like the present! :)

Here's a peek at my MOST favorite room in the house {for now at least} and the lovely piece that I just can't get enough of.  

For a minute I thought about adding her to the shop....but I think this beauty has officially been added to the D.N.S. list {Do Not Sell}.   (I think Michael hates that list!)

This antique cane couch was a crazy good Craigslist deal!  
I literally stalked the poor owner until she finally answered the phone.  
Two hours later, the couch found a home in our garage. 

....where she patiently waited.

FINALLY....

Two seasons later, she gets a well-deserved makeover!




The yellow velvet cushions were replaced with the inexpensive, always lovely canvas drop cloth and some clearance pillows that I picked up at Marshall's for a steal.

Next, I added a quick coat of Light French Grey and an ebony stain wash.
Since it still didn't look QUITE right, I dry-brushed some of Benjamin Moore's White Dove over the top.


I just love the way it brings out the details in the woodwork and just BEGS you to sit for a spell.



That couch + this view= best seat in the house



Enjoy your view today of all that God's blessed you with!



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41 comments:

  1. Emily... AHHH I am in love with that couch! What amazing things you are doing!! Was it hard to do the light French grey and ebony stain wash? In which order do you do those? We are redoing a few dark pieces in our house that are some of Moms old things and I need to them look more fresh and lighter with our new blue/white/grey color palette in the house! Please let me know the steps to this (I may have to wait until I am NOT pregnant again to attempt, but it's giving me hope, rather than the desire to start fresh with new pieces rather than put some love and elbow grease into the good old stuff!) Thanks love!
    Courtney Watkinson

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  2. ohh and umm yes, the MAJORITY of your awesome finds would be on my DNS list... ;)

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  3. Beautifully done! Bravo! Worth the wait.....

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  4. Absolutely love this! What an awesome job you did on it! Such a beautiful piece in a beautiful spot.
    Kim:)

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  5. Wowza what a great piece. I love the makeover!!

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  6. Beautiful! The caning lends just a light airy feel and it looks absolutely perfect in shades of white.

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  7. That is beautiful. I love caned seating. What a great view. Thanks for sharing this at WUW.

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  8. This sofa turned out so great. I love it. And what a beautiful view you have to see while sitting on it.

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  9. love love love this! i would love it if you shared it at my party. http://typeadecorating.blogspot.com/2011/04/anything-goes-party-12.html

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  10. i wish i could find a craigslist deal like this! love it. thanks for sharing it at my party.

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  11. This couch coupled with the view could not be better!
    Mary Ann

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  12. I'd love to be sitting on that couch right now and staring out the windows. Thanks for sharing!

    I found you through Remodelaholics Party...would love for you to visit me.

    Kristen
    Turning a House into a Home

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  13. Oh! This is sooooooo beautiful! What a transformation!

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  14. wow, this turned out great- good job! I have been keeping my eye out for similar pieces like this, I like the elegant wood base with cushions look, and I love how you freshened this one up and made it more modern.

    Also pretty jealous of the view. :)

    found you through the link party at remodelholic though I myself have nothing to post this week.

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  15. It‘s so nice that I found your blog about your link on Remodelaholic. So I’ve scrolled a little and like what I see. Now I’m your new follower! ;)

    Take care
    Tine

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  16. This transformation is one of the best I have seen in blogland. I am not a DIY blogger (I am a craft/sewing blogger) but I read alot of shelter and DIY blogs. Great job on this, perfect fabric and paint choice.
    Oh yeah, that view is awesome.

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  17. Wow, this looks looks fantastic, I am following you. Glad I found your blog. Looking forward to seeing you at My Dream Canvas.

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  18. I could crawl on that comfy couch and sit ALL day looking out at the view. You did an amazing job! Really!
    Your newest follower
    Kim tiarasandbowties.blogspot.com

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  19. What a transformation! So pretty! Would love for you to link this up :)


    Lolly Jane
    lollyjaneboutique.blogspot.com

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  20. What a view indeed! I love the transformation - very crisp! You did a wonderful job. I'm here from Kim's party and I'm your newest follower. Stop by for a visit sometime.
    xoxo,
    Kim

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  21. This is a beautiful couch! Lucky find and great work on it.

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  22. Oh I just love this! I have an antique cane couch that looks very similar. Oh the idea you have given to me. Now just the courage to try it out!

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  23. Gorgeous! Both the view and the cane couch!

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  24. Beautiful! I LOVE that couch!! And what a gorgeous view.

    xoxo
    jenny @ Faith&Pearl

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  25. Oh my! That is one incredible couch. You did a marvelous job on the makeover. So happy to have found your lovely blog via Kim's. I'm your newest follower!

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  26. i featured you this week! http://typeadecorating.blogspot.com/2011/04/anything-goes-party-13.html

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  27. wow what a gorgeous makeover! How beautiful!

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  28. Beautiful couch. You did a great job! I saw a couch similar to that in an antique store and didn't buy it. Kicking myself now.

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  29. What a wonderful transformation! Gorgeous view too..

    Wanda

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  30. Love your room and the couch! What a wonderful makeover ~ so refreshing and welcoming. Do you have any pictures of your shop? Newest follower.
    Cindy

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  31. Marvelous transformation! So love the frame ...
    Have a beautiful week ~
    TTFN ~
    Marydon

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  32. Oh my goodness! That couch transformation is just amazing. And that view is totally stunning, leaving me breathless! How wonderful to have a living room that faces the water.

    Visiting you from Cielo's SOYCM!
    -Marie

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  33. What a beautiful transformation! Lovely room and a lovely view! You have a beautiful style!

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  34. The transformation is unreal. Gorgeous. Love that view also. Hugs, Marty

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  35. I love the new look. You did a good thing stalking the previous owner. I would love to score a couple of those couches for the beach condo we are redoing. And your view is incredible! Great job!

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  36. GASP!

    Please come live with me. I'm a good cook. You redecorate, I'll cook for you. Okay??

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  37. Emily--seeing your vintage caned sofa gave me good laugh!
    I have one MUCH like it, that I found painted in a yellow-y white, and painstakingly refinished BACK TO A DARKER WOOD for a Ralph Lauren-look!
    Catherine @ Freddy & Petunia

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  38. Im at a loss for words...I'll just say beautiful. I'm sure everyone will agree this sums it up perfectly!

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  39. You did a great makeover to this beautiful couch.

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