Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Cane settee makeover reveal!

Remember the cane settee I found at Goodwill a couple months ago? Well, I finally finished the makeover! Actually, I finished it just before we went on vacation, but I didn't have time to share it with you beforehand. The cushion tutorial is going to take me a while to put together, so rather than keep you waiting for that, I figured I would just show you the final product now!

First, take another look at the "before".


And now, the "after"


After much debate, I decided to repaint it it's original color...gold. I almost painted it white, but I couldn't resist giving it an antique gold finish. I made a brand new and much thicker cushion. The pillows on it were ones I already had in other rooms of the house, so I might change those out eventually, but I think they look ok here for now. 






I have plans to move the settee to the left side of this wall and put a small dresser on the other. We need some storage, and a place to drop keys, mail, Lola's leash, and stuff like that. Of course the mirror and sconces will come down and get repositioned or maybe even replaced with something entirely different.

I would also love to repaint. I'd love to have a neutral color on the walls here, but that will be something a little further down the road. Painting this foyer is no small task!








So there it is! What do you think? Like I mentioned, I promise to give you a tutorial on the cushion soon...it's just going to take me a bit to get that all together (this thing was a beast!). Otherwise, I repaired a few minor flaws, and just spray painted it with Krylon's Antique Gold spray paint...easy! Eventually, I might try something like Rub 'n Buff to highlight the details and give it a more aged look, but it's done for now! 

I hope you liked this little makeover!


6 comments:

  1. OMG! Rachel you did a wonderful job! I wish it was mine ;)

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  2. Thanks Sahar! So glad you like it!:)

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  3. Can't wait to hear more on the cushion - I have a similar project in the making and I've been debating a couple of ways to tackle it.

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  4. Hi Jenn! Maybe the instructions for this other cushion I made can help you out in the meantime!
    http://www.rachelsnest.com/2011/08/diy-bench-cushion.html

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  5. I've seen this post before and it never clicked! By gosh I think you've got it! I'll have to send you a picture when I finally have it up and then when it's finished...Let's just say my sewing machine done a fine job of collecting dust so it will be an adventure!

    Thanks

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  6. That would be great, Jenn! I'd love to see your finished project! I hope it goes easy enough for you!:)

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