Sunday, June 15, 2014

Custom Upholstered Pink and Black Sofa






A Pink Sofa, how much fun is that for a custom project.  When my client emailed that she had decided she wanted to go with pink fabric I was so excited.  I have been so inspired by anything pink lately.  She also said those beautiful words "do whatever you want I trust you."  She knew she wanted the frame painted black and the caned panels covered due to damage but as far as how I did that, she didn't care.  I toyed with covering the wood frame on the top of the arms and back but ultimately decided to just cover the paneled areas.



Previously there were five square pillows across the back.  She didn't like the fact that they were always having to be fluffed and adjusted.  I had initially thought I would just upholster the back with no cushions but the sofa was just too deep for that.  I decided to replace the pillows with two 6" soft foam cushions.  I have been drawn to mid century pieces lately and the box cushions with button detail is a nod to that.  


For the paint I spray primed the frame with black primer and top coated with two coats of General Finishes Milk Paint in Lamp Black.  I lightly distressed the edges and finished it with two coats of Poly.  Next I covered the caning with 1/2 foam and 1" Dacron to give it a little cush.  

 
I then stapled the fabric to the frame and covered the staples with double cord welting. 

 



 


 



Even if you are not a fan of pink you have to admit it's very sophisticated on this piece.  It's so Audrey Hepburn to me.  Dontcha just want to grab a martini and have a seat?   


Here is a photo of it in my clients home.  The space get tons of natural light and is very bright and fresh.  The perfect space for a pink statement piece.  Over the past few months I have also upholstered the ottoman and the pair of white club chairs in the photo.  I think I found someone who loves buttons as much as I do.  The square tufting is repeated in all three pieces and ties them together nicely. 

I have been doing a lot of fully upholstered more complicated pieces over the last several months that I haven't shared on the blog.  This piece was just too fun not to share.  I love that my clients give me the opportunity to step out of my norm.

I just bought some sassy pink tweed for my next piece I'm doing for the shoppe.  Haven't had enough of the pink yet  :) 


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21 comments:

laura Madalene said...

What a beautiful sofa! You will be so happy with PB. I have one in my living room and it's wonderful! Now the wait begins! I look forward to seeing what you do with it!
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Korrie@RedHenHome said...

It looks amazing, Mimi! Love the whole room--everything blends together so beautifully.

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Wow Mimi, that is one seriously beautiful sofa! You have amazing skills girl!

Katie @ Creatively Living said...

Love, love, love this one! I NEVER would have thought that was the before piece! Nice work!

Full Circle Creations said...

I'm not a pink fan, but I love this! It looks wonderful with the black. Great job!

Faye Libler said...

Oh my, that is incredibly beautiful! Very chic!

Kim Glasgow said...

I want one, can I have one?!!! That is gorgeous and yes, very Audrey Hepburn (one of my faves)!. You did a fabulous job.

June G. said...

Oh My Goodness! You did an amazing job and what a transformation! I love pink but you wouldn't have to to love what you did with that tired sofa!! Great job you are very talented!

Shirlee said...

I was never a pink kinda girl but as I get older, the more I embrace it. The pink and black sofa is fabulous! You did a fantastic job on transforming it. Wish you lived near me as I have a loveseat that is dire need of a facelift. I got it years ago at Salvation Army and love it's size and shape so I don't want to part with it, but it is in hideous shape that no slipcover can hide.
I was wondering what kind of sun exposure you get in your living room. I love the idea of the dark wall behind the TV. We also have a rather large (but love it) TV on a wood console but in our very small LR, it stands out like a sore thumb. Thanks!

Being Home said...

This is GORGEOUS! A couch like that would be very expensive at a furniture store. Mimi, you have done an amazing job. I am super impressed with your upholstery skills, and while I do not have pink decor in my home, I would totally find a way to incorporate that sofa. lol :)

By the way, I had my husband take a look and he is blown away at your transformation. :D

Well done and high five!

Wanda Moore said...

Oh, my! I just love what you do to furniture! I upholster, too, but can't do the DOUBLE WELTING at home. HOW DO YOU GET THAT DONE? I can't believe I can't find a presser foot to do that. I have had to go to an upholstery class just to use their machines, or see if a store will do it for me. It looks so much better than the tape you buy at the fabric stores. Thanks for all your inspiration!

Crystelle Boutique said...

Oh my goodness! Thsi couch is a complete DREAM!!!!! I am completely in love! What fabulous colors your client chose and how gorgeous you executed it!!! :)
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Angela Vallee said...

I have to tell you I am not a fan of either pink or mid-century furniture, but what you have done here is an amazing balance between old and new - the frame, the finish, the tufting and those graphic lumbar pillows - wow! I think moving to the 2 back pillows really work in it's favour. I'll be holding on to this for reference!

PS I believe I read somewhere that pink was originally assigned to baby boys, because it was thought to be a powerful colour... As it is in your piece!

Marnie said...

Hi! I am not sure the. Est way to contact you, but I would like to place a custom upholstery order with you. I am looking for a large square ottoman to go with the sectional I just bought. My email is parkmarn@yahoo.com

Mimi@blueroofcabin said...

Hi Wanda, Thanks! I wasn't able to respond to your comment via email so I will answer it here. I just use my regular presser foot and go really slow, my machine doesn't come with one either. I have gotten a lot better at it, it took a little practice. ;)

Elisha Albretsen @ Pneumatic Addict Furniture said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I am so jealous of your upholstery skills! I can upholster some simple things, but I definitely don't enjoy it! Watching you is inspiring.

Debra said...

Love the pink! Absolultly beautiful.

Teresa said...

That is stunning!!!

Scribbler said...

I like it! I wish you lived near me -- I have a couple of things which need a redo!

Robin Johnson said...

Oh Mimi you do such good work. It looks amazing and I love that it is pink. How perfect for summertime.

ryelanedesigns said...

Truly stunning amazing couch. You are a master with pulling paint, fabric and the bones of a piece all together.

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