Monday, September 13, 2010

The Fabulous Tufted Antique Settee Project that is too long

I saw a picture of a re-done antique settee in a magazine and fell in love, but it's designer price tag was $8000.00

 Brought it home and though I had measured the front of the bay window to make sure it would fit, I had neglected to measure the back, and the sweep of it's curve is wonderfully long. It does not fit. My loss could be your gain.
 90 inches (7-1/2 feet) long by 32 inches deep. This is as long as a couch.
Four beautiful curved front legs and a nice carved center detail.
Any spots are shadows from not great photography, it was hard to photograph the yummy chocolate fabric color. You need to see to appreciate.
$1400.00 or close offer. Cash or credit card more pictures on Flickr
So I searched and found an antique settee and drove out of town to buy it. Had the frame painted in a wonderful teal blue and poly-ed. Ordered a new custom down topped cushion. Went seraching for the perfect heavy weight chocolate fabric with blue embroidered dots (17 yards- there's a piece left you can have if you fancy making a pillow or two), had it professionally reupholstered including some fabulous tufting work.

2 comments:

Karena said...

It is gorgeous Molly, I have Noooooo room though!

Be sure to come and enter my fabulous Giveaway from Metis Linens!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

Jan said...

WOW! Love this :)