Wednesday, October 12, 2011


Hello Everyone:)

This week I am joining WHITE WEDNESDAY and FURNITURE FRIDAY! This is the  first time I have ever joined two fabulous blogs.
Remember I told you that I am switching things up a bit in the library?
OK, so I've had this Victorian Settee in my garage just waiting for me to come to its rescue.
 When I found it I was amazed at how sturdy it was. It didn't move at all when I tugged at it. That and the fact that the price was great,  well it was a no brainer.
 I don't do tufting, yet. And I don't paint every piece I find but this settee had a strange shiny type of wood that I didn't care for so I painted it white. So happy that I did. Then I gave it a deep distressed look by using my little Mouse Sander. I love that sander.
         I found this great nappy fabric from my favorite fabric shop for the front of the settee. I used simple tacks. Nothing fancy.
 But you know me, I do my own thing and did the back in one burlap bag. LOVE this color of the stripe And I do love my burlap. It matches the little table that I showed you in my last post. I seem to be so happy doing furniture like this, smiling at every tack I nailed in:)
 I picked up this gorgeous wooden trim at the flea market from a  gentlemen, Matt, who sells fabrics and trims. He always has a great selection to choose from.  Guess how much I paid for this piece which is only a part of a piece. Only $3.00!!!!! for the whole piece. Love the markets!!!!
      The settee comes out a little in the front which is why the trim looks higher in the middle.
                                                                    Nubby love
                                         Love the deep distressed curves.
                                                 Gorgeous rose sits on top:)
                                     Don't you just love that stripe?????
The wrinkles will eventually relax. They don't bother me a bit.
                             So what have you been up to?
`Till next time...............
~Debra xxx


  1. Girl, this is absolutely gorgeous!!! Love everything about it. And, yes I love the stripe and the trim.
    Love my Mouse sander too.


  2. That is so grand!! I have a chair I would love to do that to!!

  3. Debra,
    I just love your settee transformation. So cute!


  4. Great Job! And I can't believe the price of that trim......such a deal/steal!!!!!

  5. beautiful transformation. Love the seat!


  6. I love how it turned's beautiful! I like that fringe, it really adds a special touch. Thanks for stopping by my blog, I'm your newest follower...

  7. Debra!~ Tres CHIC! It is grand, what a fabulous transformation.. What a clever gal you are!!!!

  8. Oh thank you for the comment! Aunt Chris is quite a painter!


  9. Wow!! This turned outamazing and you make it sound so easy. I passed up a beautiful settee this summer because I didn't think I could redo it myself. I'm still kicking myself. I also didn't think I had any room for it, but of coarse now I could think of at least two places it would look awesome....bummer. You just motivated me to keep looking:-)


  10. Hi Debra,
    This is gorgeous, what a treasure you have created!
    enJOY a lovely day,

  11. I have been up to nothing fantastic like you!
    am in awe of the sofa you have created!


  12. Love it!! Love the burlap and that stripe! Looks so amazing!

  13. Unique and wonderful...your settee is awesome. Loved following the steps of your re-do. Terrific.

  14. This is a really cool redo. I think your fabric choices are fabulous. It's a very unique piece. Nice job!

  15. Oh my this is just perfection. The burlap... the distressing! Oh my heavens. I think the tacks give it just the right touch. Stunning!

  16. This is a gorgeous piece Debra!
    Love your redo!

  17. What a great piece of furniture! I'm currently searching for a settee for our bedroom. I love your distressing. Thanks again for stopping by The Bonnie Burrow!

  18. You blow my mind Debra...every time AND every post. I want your brain AND your energy! The nubby fabric is everything I like in fabric. Wouldn't that make wonderful drapes too?
    I really love that settee and would love to steal into your garage to see what other great pieces you are hiding in there. Can I?
    hugs from here...

  19. Debra what a great settee... I actually loved it before AND after... I'd of been torn on whether to leave 'As Is' or create the Vision that you so beautifully executed! It's just got such wonderful lines that even in a deconstructed state I would have been swooning over it! Great job!

    Dawn... The Bohemian

  20. Debra I love what you did with the settee! And what a difference it made with the white distressed trim.

  21. I am so jealous about having a flea market where you can buy fabric and that great ole trim love it

  22. Hi Debra!

    This is awesome, I wish I knew hoe to do this!

    Thank you so much for visit my blog and leaving such a nice comment!

    and you are a new follower, thank you!!

    I am a sucer for vintage stuff , your blog is delightful so I am a new follower too!!