Wednesday, March 16, 2011

The Green Monster

My idea of happiness is finding something that everyone else thinks is a piece of garbage and turning it into something gorgeous. I got the green sofa I have been eyeing all weekend! Sure, it's covered in mold and stains, and has several major rips and tears in the fabric. I am quite sure it smells like the inside of a toilet, as well. I am grateful it looks so bad, because that scared everyone else away and all I saw were the beautiful bones. This butterfly-arm chesterfield style is a rarity, and there is no higher quality wood frame than the ones on old vintage pieces. Covered in linen with one long bench seat it is going to be a beauty! I can't wait to show you the finished product..but for now, marvel at the hideousness. :)
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P.S. If you haven't signed up for the pillow giveaway, do it now! Winner announced friday...

8 comments:

Bloggers Abode said...

What a beauty! LOVE that green but the linen sounds amazing! Until then, a little Fabreeze and shes good to go!

thelonelywifeproject said...

I can't wait to see what you do to it. Can you come over and decorate my house?

Elizabeth said...

Yip - be there in ten minutes...
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Danielle {freshquince} said...

Oh boy oh boy...can't wait to see the transformation. You're right the bones of this piece are gorgeous...so many people overlook the potential thank goodness for people like us! I got a Thomasville side table out of the garbage years ago just because the cabinet door was broken...uh hello let's just remove it and add curtains. So glad I found your blog!

erika @ small shop said...

I cannot wait to see what you do with this!!

Elizabeth said...

I am so excited about it but I love all colors and have the hardest time deciding - natural ivory linen or a bright jewel tone like hot pink or teal?? I can't decide...
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Melissa Arnold said...

I think the bones of this piece are phenomenal! Congratulations on such an amazing find!

SnOOp said...

Will be fun to see how you turn your monster into a beautiful swan :-)