Monday, October 27, 2008

Before & After: My Couch

Since I mentioned my love of teak and I showed cushions on my couch, I wanted to share the before and after of my couch. I did not do this recently, but I just wanted to show the very drastic change it went through. No, my mother, nor I, did the upholstery. I bought the couch from a classified ad on a whim. I used my bonus money a few years ago to pay for the upholstery. It is totally true, upholstering will cost you as much as a new living room set, so only do it if you love it!

And I do love it. I really like the teak; my whole house would be furnished with teak if I could affort it - and it would look like a house stuck in the '60's! I also think that it is an usual piece. The wood contouring the back is quite unique. I will agree that it is not as comfortable as my sister's Skar Peppler but I like it just the same. I'm sure no one has pieces like this!

Before: picture from the classified. You have to love the yellow and brown stripes.

After: upholstered with a neutral colour, brushed cotton fabric.


After. This chair makes me laugh with its bowl shape.


Gastronomer said...

Dude, I don't even know what teak is :-( Have you subscribed to the Gwyneth Paltrow newsletter? I think it might be up your alley.

Wandering Chopsticks said...

Niiice! I would have never bought that ugly striped thing. Good thing you could see underneath to what it could become!

Soli Deo Gloria said...

I love the new look! :)

Miss.Adventure said...

Gastronomer: Teak, ultimate type of wood! Yes, I have subscribed to GOOP...

Wandering Chopsticks: Thanks! I just liked the wood structure!

Soli deo gloria: Thank you!