|Grandma's original sofa, circa 1950s|
Michelle had the sofa re-upholstered a couple years ago in Virginia but she kept the original color scheme including the dated, original stained wood and it just wasn't very hip. After the movers damaged it (Score!) we came up with a plan to bring it into the 21st century, namely changing the wood color and the fabric.
|Michelle's "Take Two" on Grandma's Sofa|
When deciding upon the fabric and the color of the wood, we were tempted to do something really fun like...
Ruthie Somers in Domino
Instead, we played it safe and went back to our roots. What's the most comfortable thing you can think of for a sofa? ...Velvet! We found a really affordable, beautiful, velvet fabric with a solid rub count (100,000) online for less than $20/yard in a soft gray color from Michael Jon Designs.
We had the exposed wood painted a high gloss white and built new seat cushions. There's only one problem with the sofa. It's so perfect, we're afraid to sit on it, which makes it hard to fall asleep on.
Stay tuned for the evolution of Michelle's apartment. Our next project is commissioning a giant painting from a local artist to hang above Grandma's sofa!