Tuesday, December 22, 2009


Call me crazy, but when I saw this Victorian settee, I fell in love!  While some of you may see a hunk of junk I simply see beauty. Does anyone else see beauty or is it just me. It's ok if its just me, just wait until I am done with it. I have been collecting just the right fabrics, laces and trims to redo it in. (Some of the runners up in recovering it are on the floor beside it on the floor)

Believe it or not, I was going to start it tonight. But I thought how silly to stress myself out over the holidays. I mean Christmas is in 3 more days and I have a ton of things to do yet. OK...maybe it was  my husband who said "Are you crazy?" I thought for a moment and said " maybe I am" (insert big crazy laugh here!!!) and remembered that I am the impulsive one in the family and  sometimes he keeps me grounded......this time;)

As I was saying, it needs only cosmetic work. The bones of it are great. I am going to redo it in dark chocolate and cream colors because I think it will look pretty juxtaposing the white slipcovered sofa. Then I will add some pretty white pillows to bring it all together.

    It is very old, filled with excelsior and is very prickly.  

I am going to trim it in antique lace.  I can't wait to start it! I started to rip the top fabric off of it which is very uncomfortable and hard and found a blue floral print underneath.
(Wish me luck, I might sneak in at least ripping the fabric off tomorrow. He'll never know;)
Do you have any projects planned for 2010 yet?  Or am I just jumping the gun here:) I'd love to hear.

'Till next time......


  1. Whatta beautiful settee!!! Ok more detail!!! Where did you find it? Did you get a good deal?
    Its gonna be AMAZING!!!

  2. I don't think you are crazy at all!
    Great piece, great project.
    Merry Christmas,

  3. I'd been daydreaming of some reupholstery, too. But then the big snowstorm hit and the tree fell down and now I must repair the garden fence and gate first. Oh well.

  4. It's potentially, fabulously, awesomely beautiful!
    I can hardly wait to see the makeover :+D
    No big project plans here, but you know all it takes is a split second of inspiration.
    Just too much going on over here at the moment.
    Have fun and be sure to post your w.i.p.
    (work in progress)
    Happy Day!

  5. it's going to be gorgeous....what great bones!
    have a very merry christmas~

  6. Oh My! I admire your energy. I think I am done for the year..except for the cooking and wrapping and dressing for parties......

    That is a wonderful piece. For me I think I would do the chocolate like you said but then redo in heavy drop cloth fabric and plump burlap pillows. NOW who is crazy?

    VERY MERRY wishes to you and yours


    Post pics when you are done please..should we expect them 1/1/10? hehe

  7. I love it!!! Lucky you! It will be fabulous! Save the old fabric! Are you going to sell the old fabric?? hint, hint,, Well you go girl,,if you have a place to work on it out of the way of Christmas, compant etc,,then why not. Cant wait to see how it turns out.
    Have a very Merry Christmas!

  8. Are u crazy? Absolutely not! I was out treasure hunting last week for specific items to work on for items for the website for next Christmas. when the ideas hit you gotta go for it....now. :)

  9. the settee is great! hey, it's your "calm" in the midst of all the craziness of the holidays! i don't do projects...i have a very short attention span! can't wait to see it all gussied up! Merry Christmas!

  10. It is so nice to meet you and thank you for making me feel so welcome to White Wednesday ! Oh Wow! What a treasure and I can't wait to see what you do to it, but after going through some of your old posts, it will be gorgeous for sure! No, your not crazy, you have a passion for beautiful things and the will to make it happen. I love it! I am going back to add you to my links! Merry Christmas!

  11. It's gorgeous! I can't wait to see the finished product.
    I have more projects than time for the new year! I don't think I've ever met a project that I didn't like :0)
    Merry Christmas!

  12. Your ideas sound amazing!!! I wish I was creative enough to do something like that!!!

    Merry Christmas to you & yours as well!!!

  13. Hi Debra

    Can't wait to see you put your talent on this beautiful piece. Thanks so much for always leaving a splash of joy on my page. I love hearing from you! Merry Christmas to you and your family!!!!

    Blessings and hugs

  14. Oh my gosh Debra! This will be beautiful when done. I hope that we will get to see the the finished settee.
    Husbands are good for keeping us in check aren't they?

  15. oh....i love this blog! just my type of project! your husband sounds very much like mine...aren't they sweet?

  16. Oh oh! I borrowed your saying for an entry. I just saw that it says I needed permission to use it. It was the unkown author quote I listed MaisonStGermain but did not ask you...Could I use that quote or do you want me to take it down? I just used it as an entry yesterday, but I think I can delete it. I am new to blogging and just did not realize. Hope I did not offend you. You are a sweet friend.