Yesterday, while out thrifting, I came across a very old, very stained and very dilapidated settee. I just loved it! It quickly made its way into my van. I am saying it’s English because that’s what it looks like – a very old English settee that was in an old house in a room next to a roaring fire. Well, that’s my vision, anyway!
First it needed shoring up and that was easy with a hammer and glue. The main problem with the piece is the fabric. I actually really love it and am trying to save it. Here you can see how stained and, well, nasty it is. I sprayed it all over with an upholstery cleaner, scrubbed it and then sprayed it again. I let it soak in and am now waiting for it to dry. I was hoping to share the “after” pics with you but it is still drying and I was only able to apply one coat of paint to the wooden frame. I have grand hopes some days of what I can actually get accomplished!
My computer decided to crash yesterday. I’m temporarily using my daughter’s laptop and it just took me ten minutes to figure out how to sign into my webpage. I am a creature of habit and using a strange computer is not easy. Plus, having to sign in and remember my passwords to all of my programs – no bueno! Fingers crossed it’s fixed soon. A huge shout out of thanks to Sharon at Elizabeth & Co. She posted last month all about how her computer crashed and how she sadly lost all her pictures, etc. I told my husband and he backed mine up over the weekend. Can you believe it crashed yesterday? What timing!