Good morning! Happy Tuesday! Hope you had a fun St. Patrick’s Day and weekend. It was my birthday Sunday, so I spent the weekend celebrating with my sweet little family. It was low-key, but I’ve felt so loved.
Today I’m sharing the after of that old yellow/orange couch I nicknamed Regina I found at an estate sale a while back. Let’s first take a look back at what it looked like before.
While I could totally see this baby in the middle of an Anthropologie store, it’s not the look I wanted in my front room. I called Brian, over at Rocky Mountain Upholstery, and started picking out fabric for reupholstery.
I knew I wanted a velvet, but I wasn’t sure which color. Velvet is one of my favorite fabrics for upholstery (as evidenced by the blue wingback chairs). It’s versatile, it cleans and wears well, and it feels and looks so luxurious. Finding a quality velvet can be difficult for a good price, and I looked for quite a while.
Did you know stores like West Elm and Crate and Barrel carry fabric you can buy by the yard? I went into my local West Elm store and grabbed a few swatches of their Performance Velvet in Otter, and fell in love. It was exactly what I was looking for. I waited for a promotion online, and used a coupon code to get 15% off of the 20/yd fabric (which is already a pretty good deal for a quality velvet, btw).
Ya’ll know I’m all about reupholstery, but it has to be worth it. The key is finding a quality piece, for the right price. Upholstery isn’t free, and fabric can add up, but I’ve had great luck finding great pieces to re-do, fabric at a good price, and I typically always use Rocky Mountain Upholstery because their prices are the most competitive, and their quality is superb.
The finished product is so amazing. The old sofa is unrecognizable.
This particular couch has hand-tied springs and is down stuffed. Retail, this baby would have cost at least five grand. IT’s that high quality. I paid $40 for the couch, $400 for the fabric (20 yards, for an 8 foot sofa), and $625 for reupholstery. Total around $1,000. You would pay more than that at a big-box retailer, and get half the quality. This is a piece that will be in our family a long time, and because it’s so solid, I could recover it again in 10-15 years if needed and it would be like another brand new piece again. So so worth it.
I’m in love!
Definitely not the right pillow situation going on here. I’ve ordered some fabric for additional pillows, but it’s coming along nicely. And I’ve got some fun plans for the rest of the space, that I’ll share soon. This is the first piece for this space!
For now, we’re all loving this uber comfortable, like-brand-spanking-new couch.
Coming up tomorrow, I’ve got a real treat. James and I toured the most BEAUTIFUL home! I’m sharing all the details tomorrow!