I like antique/vintage couches. They have a lot of personality and are usually better made than their newer counterparts. We lucked out when this great Queen Anne style sofa and chair came up on an online auction; we picked them up for only $80. I was thrilled. I really like the sofa, especially the wood trim. The wood frame is in great shape and will not need to be refinished.
|Our Queen Anne style sofa ready for upholstering|
The chair is a bit wider than what I would ideally like but given that it matches the couch, I couldn't leave it behind.
We still have to decide what upholstery fabric to use but we are leaning towards this light grey, organic, 10oz cotton fabric from Tonic Living.
|"10 oz Organic Stone" from Tonic Living|
The next step is to find the right upholsterer to do the job. We have been in contact with a few already and getting ideas on the price/work involved.
We will keep you posted on our progress. In the meantime, let us know if you have had any upholstery jobs done. We would love to hear your experience.