Wednesday, April 3, 2013

The Reveal | Our Newly Upholstered Sofa

I've given you a few sneak peeks of my big sofa project and today I'm so excited to share the finished product in all her buttery soft, velvety, ivory goodness (pretty much the exact opposite of the slippery, cold, dark sofa I started with).

Taaaaaa daaaaa!


Let's jump right in with the before and after, shall we?


I have loved snuggling up on the soft new upholstery this past week or so and perhaps equally love that my pillows no longer slide off onto the floor approximately 14 seconds after I put them back on the sofa from their previous slide.






I couldn't be happier that I took on this project.  More than any other upholstery project I've done, I had to swallow my doubts and just go for it and I am completely in love with the results.

To see some of my process, tips, tutorials, and sources that helped me along the way, click here.

Linking to Silver Pennies, I Heart Naptime, Tatertots and Jello, Savvy Southern Style, Home Stories A to Z, My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia, Liz Marie Blog, Miss Mustard Seed, The Shabby Nest, Crafty Scrappy Happy

57 comments:

  1. This looks awesome! You did a fantastic job! There's absolutely nothing wrong with my sofa, but seeing this transformation makes me a wee bit tempted to reupholster mine...

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  2. You are my hero! AmAzInG! You give me hope that I can maybe tackle my chaise and I can't wait for your source list since I've been wanting to use a light fabric as well. Mine as a ton of button tufts though :(
    Anyway your sofa is gorgeous and you are awesome!

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    1. You should go for it! There are lots of tutorials for button tufting out there. I've been thinking that should be my next upholstery hurdle, I love the look of it!

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  3. Can't describe how impressed I am - absolutely amazing job - the nailhead trim is gorgeous!
    Hugs,
    Suzan

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  4. So impressed!! It looks amazing. Such a big difference, you are the master upholsterer!!

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  5. WOW, just gorgeous! You did an amazing job on the sofa. Just love the nailhead trim.

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  6. Looks sooo great!! I still can't believe you did an entire sofa!! xo Kristin

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  7. You did an outstanding job, it looks so very nice, and so professional!!!! What
    a beautiful couch now, that goes perfectly in your living room.

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  8. Get out! Are you kidding me??? That is amazing. Looks like it came off the showroom floor that way.

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  9. Wow I'm impressed! It looks so professional, I seriously would of never guessed DIY!! AMAZING!!

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  10. It looks so beautiful and bright in your room. Isn't it nice when a project turns out as good as you hoped it would?

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  11. You are beyond impressive, Jennifer!! It's truly gorgeous!!

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  12. this turned out sooo great! what a transformation!
    -- jackiejade.blogspot.com

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  13. Congratulations!!!! We recovered chair seats, just the seats.....you are a wizard! Great job!!!!

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  14. You are so crazy talented. WOW! And even the piping. So inspiring. And yet it makes me exhausted just looking at it! I better just plop down on it and chillax with you!

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  15. WOW! That really brightens the room. You are a genius...and ridiculously talented!! Looks fabulous!

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  16. So crazy amazing! Turned out gorgeous!

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    1. Thanks, Kelly!! I can't tell you how much more I love this upholstery than the old leather.

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    1. Not yet...I realized a step-by-step tutorial wouldn't be that helpful because the work would vary based on the shape and size of the sofa. But, I'll share some of the techniques, tutorials, and sources that I used to do it. Hopefully either Friday this week or some time next week.

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  18. Very impressive! The piping and nail head trim look so good. The sliding pillows would drive me crazy too, I can understand why that alone would be worth recovering the sofa haha

    Steph :)

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    1. Seriously, my blood pressure raised another iota every time it happened. So, really, my health was in danger leaving as it was one more day :)

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  19. Looks fabulous! I can only imagine how many hours that took you but worth every minute!!

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  20. Incredible job! I am in the process of making my own headboard. You have inspired me to take on more projects! It looks so good!

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  21. What? I would never guess this is the same sofa! Looks amazing.

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  22. Wow wow wow! It turned out sooo lovely! Your living room looks amazing!

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  23. Wow, what a great new look. You did an amazing job. Love this whole room!

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  24. Love the new look....where are the pillows from?

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    1. All over! The far left was made from scrap fabric I had from Pottery Barn (Simone), the red from Pottery Barn, the middle from Home Goods, the blue from West Elm (Honeycomb Crewel), and the far right from One Kings Lane, though I've seen it stocked at Boston Interiors too.

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  25. No way! You have got to be lying! You reupholstered that old dark couch into this?! What an amazing, and gorgeous, transformation!

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  26. I know I shared my love of this on your facebook, but had to make it official. YOU ARE AMAZING! Love it!

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  27. I can't believe that is the same sofa! What an amazing transformation! If you get a chance, please share this at my Sunday linky party (starts Sat at 6pm) http://suburbsmama.blogspot.com/

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  28. That looks incredible! maybe it will boost me to do my sofa :) Great work, your home is lovely.

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  29. You are amazing! So impressed! I've had a love seat half way stripped down for months...I can't believe how fast you busted this out. You've inspired me to get on it!

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  30. Wow! You did a great job. I'd like to tackle project like that some day!

    asyncopatehome.blogspot.com

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  31. Wow, what a difference! Beautiful and a job well done!
    Our leather sofa is in my son's room now...It was too intimidating for me to reupholster. Just goes to show what willpower can do...very inspiring!

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  32. All I can say is WOW! Your couch looks more than amazing!!! I can't wait to see your source of fabric. I have a couch and a couple of chairs that need redoing, but I've never once attempted to re-upolster anything...you inpsire me that just maybe I could figure it out. One of my chairs is a large wing back leather with all those nails around it. I hope you post a tutorial of your step by step process.

    Enjoy it, you deserve it!

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    1. I think the hardest part is just ripping into something and believing you can redo it!

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  33. I cannot wait to see how you did this. I am so super impressed, it looks amazing. I would love for you to come and link this up to my Swing into Spring party, if you haven't already. http://diybydesign.blogspot.com

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  34. oh man, that does so much to brighten your space! i love the extra details in the arms. great choices!

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  35. Sofa looks amazing! Love your whole living space!
    Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof

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  36. It is stunning! Your whole room is beautiful. It is my first time here, hopped over from I Heart Naptime. I am seriously impressed, I will have to explore your blog some more!
    Krista @thehappyhousie

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, and thanks for the very sweet compliments :)

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  37. Wow! So impressed, what a transformation!
    - Lora

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  38. simply beautiful!!such an amazing change.you did an ablolutely wonderful job with this.you are so very talented! the whole living room is beautiful. thank you for sharing! true inspiration!

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  39. I'm in love with this couch!! It's exactly what I want when my kids are old enough to stop spilling juice on everything ;)

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    1. It was a risk but so far so good. Milk and more importantly, blackberry smoothie, wiped right off!

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