We Did It! "The Love Seat Project" is Complete





The Tigers were awesome little helpers! They wanted to jump in - all things hammer, banging, basically loud and distructive they're in! Kidding - sort of. ;)

We all had a grand time. I say all because you really didn't think I went at it alone did you? The lovely babysitter was hired again - not to watch the Tigers - this time to be my lead and helping hands the "the Love Seat Project!" She was awesome.

She had taken on a task like this before and between the two or four or five, because yes Mt. Man did make two trips to Lowe's for us. In fact, until they ran out of said "Furniture Nails/tacks." So you may notice we're waiting on the next shipment - I think 25 - 50 is about all we need.

Here's May Take Away:
1) It was fun!
2) I bought double the fabric supplies I needed UNintentionally;
(Expect more Toile - French Country projects in the near future; ;)
3) Because yes, it is addicting;
4) Yes, it is delightful to glance over in our bedroom and see "The Love Seat" smiling back; and
5) Yes, it took about double the time we anticipated. It was worth it. :)

Now I have to send a picture to my 'mama' because she will be so happy to see the Love Seat getting the love it needs. Right here in here native Carolinas. Did I tell you this beauty has come full-circle.

It is, it has and it's perfect. Thanks for stopping by. Are you a project girl? Can you feel my anxiety and then my joy?! :)

***Check out Rhonda @ Southern Hospitality for more "Top Make Over Project!"

Warmly,

21 comments:

Rae said...

It turned out FANTASTIC!!! What an amazing job! The Tigers are so cute helping out!!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Oh my gosh! That is absolutely gorgeous. I love every detail of it...the toile, the nailheads, the shape of that beautiful old piece. You really did a great job, congrats on that. I have never reupholstered, just recovered chairs, but that looks GREAT!

We just saw Fireproof last weekend and it was great too. I'm gonna recommend it on my blog this week.

a Tonggu Momma said...

It looks absolutely gorgeous! And you didn't need to worry about before and worse-than-before pictures after all... because it turned out great!

Shannon said...

Gorgeous! I have a chair here with your name all over it, lol.

Debbie J. said...

I have one almost just like it, except for the fabric, that belonged to my grandmother. It was re-covered in the 80s in a fabric I'm not that fond of. I love your toile fabric. Sadly, I don't have room for it, so its stored in the garage. Need to get rid of that treadmill and put it in its place! :o) Yours is beautiful. Good job!

Smelling Coffee said...

Beautiful job! I love the toile!!! It looks professional.:-)

I'm so behind on everyone's blogs, so I'll also comment here that you did a fantastic job on the puppet theater, too. What fun~

AND, we haven't seen Fireproof yet, but plan to next week on our anniversary.

ttyl- soon... Jennifer

Screaming Meme said...

Oh my ggodness! You did so good! I love it!!! I love helpers! I posted my house decorated for Halloween...Stop by...Meme

Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

Absolutely gorgeous and I love toile!

Manuela

Leigh said...

Looks great! I invite you to drop by my place and see my before and after's.

Melissa P said...

Beautiful job! I love it!

Do it yourselfer said...

Great job! Love the toile!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Adorable!

Lamp Tramp said...

What a great job on the love seat. How adorable that you boys got involved. Glad you got some extra toile for more projects!

Kim Layton said...

That looks amazing! Now you have a great love seat and wonderful memories of making it!

Heather said...

I love it, every single thing about it!

Heather said...

I love it, every single thing about it!

beth at aunties said...

It is absolutely beautiful! The tigers are darling also:)
I used that same fabric to cover some dining room chairs!!!
Great job!!!

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

It's amazing! Did I miss the before picture? I'll go back and look more closely :)

Alisa Lucas-Brown said...

Ooooo! La, La! Absolutely GORGEOUS! I love to rescue old relics and breath new life in to them. You have done an outstanding job! It is really a beautiful piece - love the selection of fabric and finishes. You have inspired me!

Becky said...

WOW! I do love that black and white!!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

OH! I just love this & remember seeing it. Perfect! Love that toile & this is a classic piece.

BTW, it's Rhoda, not RhoNda. Thanks!