Anyway... I thought I would show you a few before and after photos. You will surely tell right away that some TLC was definitely needed.
#1 Craigslist purchase for $10
#2 Craigslist purchase for $100
This settee I actually did for myself. It now sits in my family room and I love it!!!!
Total Cost of this project including fabric: $650
Compare my reupholstered 100 year old settee with two store bought settee's:
So, as you can easily see, choosing to reupholster a vintage or antique piece of furniture will not only fit your room perfectly because you have customized it specifically for your space but, will SAVE YOU ALOT OF MONEY and be a great conversational piece.
Give it a try... I promise, you will be totally amazed and happy at the transformation.
I am constantly talking about how just giving your walls a new coat of paint will totally change the feel and look of your room. It can actually make your old furniture look new. Take a look at a clients house that I recently just finished. All we did in this house was take down a lighted bulk head, mirror and a few pieces of molding and then added a fresh coat of paint and a few light fixtures. The room looks and feels completely different.
Take a look at the incredible before and afters ( remember I'm not a great photographer)
The walls in the living room were painted in Sherwin Williams Dormer Brown with the moldings and lighted bulk heads painted in Sherwin Williams Biscuit.
The dining room and kitchen needed a darker, warmer blue to blend better with the tile, counter tops and cabinets. We chose Sherwin Willaims Poolhouse and my client couldn't be happier. Just going with a couple shades darker gave both of these rooms a totally different feel. Before you would walk in these rooms and think how pretty but just felt something was a little off. Now the rooms feel complete. It has a very warm and cozy feeling that makes you want to hang out.