How to Recover a Settee Sofa

By Karin Brosnan - Thursday, November 18, 2010


Remember a few posts back my daughter told you that we had a big surprise to show you...well here it is...we took this lovely old settee and.....


decided to reupholster it!!
Neither of us had ever reupholstered anything of this magnitude before.
My sister Tiffany has reupholstered a couple of chairs...HERE and HERE
Madeline, her sweet husband Peter, my other daughter Emily, my sweet little granddaughter and I all worked like dogs!! Pulling out hundreds and hundreds of staples....Yanking off all the fabric....taking the entire settee apart and then......

We painted it and began the reupholstering by stapling the new fabric on the sofa and stapling and stapling even more!
Then we had to put the entire sofa back together again. Since this is the Style Sisters we did it in style! Check out the outfits we were wearing while reupholstering...see my cheetah scarf and those shoes!! (the shoes were Madeline's of course)

At one point we couldn't see where to staple in a few sections so Madeline strapped on her head light! But notice her gorgeous drop earrings!! and her beautiful draped green top! Style all the way!

You can see all the photos of the complete transformation over on Madeline's blog HERE Oh and check out the beautiful trim she made too..there are many closeups over there.


Me and my sweet little grandbabies sitting on the sofa! and Yes we did all of this with two little kids in tow in a little apartment...even the painting!!....
Yes we are crazy! :)

Hop on over and check out all the photos and say Hi to my sweet daughter.
It was so much work but also so much fun to work together on a big project like this with her.
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16 Comments

  1. That looks like a ton of work! I wouldn't dare tackle that job but it looks like you got it done..great job! ;D

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  2. That turned out great! What an awesome family you have to help you out with such a project.

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  3. It looks gorgeous. Such a huge transformation. Hugs, Marty

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  4. LOVE...
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    and LOVE the shoes too!!
    Thanks for sharing this gorgeous transformation (and again - thanks for the mention yesterday too!)

    :D Lynda

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  5. What a cute post! Love the fact that you tackled a big project like this and it turned out fabulous!!!

    Reupholstering a larger project that a chair or stool is on "my list". You have inspired me take it on. I DO love your working wardrobe too :

    Great accomplishment

    Cori

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  6. Yeah Mom! I forgot to post those pics of us wearing our hot outfits! I am glad you got those in there!

    You are the best mom ever to help me with such a project!!! I love you!

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  7. Now that is an amazing transformation!!! Great job!

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  8. wow, that was ambitious! it turned out great!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier.

    Lisa

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  9. Beautiful project and absolutely darling grand babies!!!!!

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  10. Wow! You are adventurous. What a job!

    - The Tablescaper

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  11. A friend sent me here...so glad she did. I just purchased a sofa and it needs to be reupholstered. I think I may try it...

    http://mrgoodwillhunting.blogspot.com

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  13. I love this...

    I came over to link up for your meme..?
    xo bj

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  15. wow! Love that you did the project looking so glamorous! ;) The after is amazing- love the gray fabric you used. Thank you so much for linking this up!

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