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Archive for November, 2009

before…

after…

we had a couple snafu’s along the way.  matt took the doors off so that we could adhere the fabric more easily; however, getting the doors back on was very challenging, and sadly after all of the shoving and forcing, the doors are now unusable.  even so, this credenza cost us a total of $30 with the primer, paint and fabric, and it’s better than what we had before.  it’s not perfect, but we like it and it does the job!  we’ve still got to figure out how to hide the ugly cords underneath.   eye sore.

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couch and credenza

Here is the couch mentioned in my last blog, with the addition of my little man sitting atop.  He crawled on it while the cushions were still off, and I thought it was too cute not to photograph.

The couch ended up in our back room, which is a bit disappointing.  I wanted it to be front and center, but I couldn’t argue with the fact that it is not the best tv-viewing sofa.move to botanical 028

Check out this beauty!  Sexy right?  This lovely credenza came from an Allstate vault, and we just happen to be in desperate need of a tv console.  Something to hide all the junk, you know?  And since we are on a budget, we decided to try to turn this baby into something we can live with.  I forgot to snap a picture before putting the first coat of primer on the top, but you can still get a pretty good idea of the ugliness factor.  I’ll post pics of the final product soon.  move to botanical 063

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antique couch

antique sofas are beautiful.  so much character and craftsmanship is embedded in their designs.

we have an antique couch and chair given to us from matt’s aunt theresa, who had gotten them from her parents. both are products of the 1940’s.  this is the closest image i could find of mine:

mine has  natural tweed upholstery and the wood trim is lighter.  i really love this sofa, and want to highlight it the best way possible in our new home, but i’m having difficulty placing it.  it’s not the most comfortable couch in the world, but it looks best in the room that has the tv in it.  what to do?

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