Friday, March 11, 2011

Cane-Back Sofa Before and After

Hot off the truck, ladies and gents...

Another revamped piece of furniture!

This cane-back sofa was an auction find last January that took me about nine months to finally get around to painting. Here she is, last fall, minus her groovy harvest gold velvety cushions. 

She was really in fantastic shape as the caning was pristine. Plus, look at those turned legs and arm details!

I painted her in October and promptly delivered her to the upholsterer. Since I try to conserve gas and keep myself motivated to stay on top of projects, I decided that I wouldn't pick up this piece until this living room set was painted and ready for new fabric.

Despite my best intentions, the sofa spent Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's and Valentine's Day, waiting for my return.  Fortunately, the upholsterer I work with is a kind, understanding and--most importantly--patient man.

But now she's back and looking oh-so-lovely.  I feel confident that Cindy at Cottage Instincts would approve of the color scheme.

Paint color: Benjamin Moore Wythe Blue 
(lightly antiqued with a Minwax stain/poly combo) 
Fabric: 100% linen, accented with cording and double welting

So fresh and apropos for spring!

Karan of Spruce Antiques and Interiors in Hillsborough, NC, picked her up today and will be offering this piece starting this weekend. Unfortunately, Spruce doesn't have a blog at the moment for more details, but if you're local and want to check out the store, it's located at 383 Ja-Max Drive in Daniel Boone Village off I-85.  The hours are 11-5 Wednesday through Saturday and 1-5 on Sunday.

Enjoy your weekend, everyone!

Linking to:
Piece of Work Wednesdays at Primitive and Proper
Power of Paint Party at Domestically Speaking
Restored It Wednesday at Restore Interiors 
Whatever Wednesday at Momma Hen's Coop
Transformation Thursdays at The Shabby Chic Cottage
Furniture Feature Friday at Miss Mustard Seed
Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage
Saturday Nite Special at Funky Junk Interiors
Paint, Please Party at Modern Country Style  

The DIY Club's 31 Days of Painting


  1. WOW!!! That turned out so darling! Much better than I imagined!!!!

  2. Wow, great looking piece. Love the color you finished it in.

  3. I love it! The paint color is so pretty and the cushions look fabulous. It's just so beautiful!

  4. What a fantastic find. I love it - and I love even more what you've done with it. SOoooo gorgeous!


  5. i am hyperventilating- that is soooo amazing and gorgeous and lovely and i want it..... what more can i say? wow.

  6. oh my gosh. i absolutely love that. if i lived anywhere NEAR you i would buy it in a heartbeat- even though I have nowhere to put it!

  7. So pretty!
    Kate @

  8. Absolutely perfect! I don't know how you lived without it for so long!

  9. GORGEOUS! i would love it if you shared this at my party, it goes from tues-thurs.

  10. It looks amazing! The time you spent painting it was totally worth it. The color is great. I don't know how you were able to let go of that piece, you must have a strong will! It would look great in any room. Let us know when it gets sold!

    p.s. I still haven't been to any auctions yet! Any tips for me?

  11. Oh WOW! This is gorgeous! I can just imagine sipping lemondade on a big front porch on this pretty! Great Job!

  12. This is a really cool piece, I've never seen one like it. Great job! Thank you for sharing!

  13. turned out beautiful. very unique piece.. love it.

  14. So glad I found your blog through "Shabby Chic Cottage". I also live in a log home and find it very difficult to decorate, mainly because I don't want the lodge look. I can't wait to see the home tour page. I am also your newest follower.
    Have a Great Night :)

  15. Such a beautiful piece. The colors really compliment each other. :)

    The Late, Young Family

  16. How pretty! Great color choice. Dropping by from Furniture Feature Friday.


  17. This is beautiful and I absolutely love the color you chose!

  18. new follower after finding you on the friday link party! Love your blog!

  19. i'm so glad you shared this at my party, it's so beautiful.

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  21. Absolutely love it! It is just such a fantastic piece- especially in it's new coat of paint and fabric!! So pretty! Thanks for sharing at FNF! :)

  22. This is beyond amazing Erin! The piece, the color scheme, and upholstrey you had done are pristine....

    Take care,

  23. This is absolutely gorgeous!! Fantastic job!

  24. Oh my! That is a breathtaking piece! Love it. Just found your pretty blog via Lauren's. I'm your newest follower and would be delighted to have you follow me back.
    Have a great day!

  25. Wow! I just came over from French Country Cottage to see this. It's beautiful. laurie

  26. Wow gorgeous is this!!!!!!

    Well done girl

    Janet xox

  27. Such a beautiful piece. I would not have the ability to wait to pick it up. I would be too excited to get that beauty back home.

    I am popping over from Sarah's great paint party. (Link #34)


  28. Wowee!! What a completely awesome auction find! And I LOVE the way you've transformed it. You have a great eye!

    Thanks so much for joining up with my Paint, Please link party.


  29. Hi Erin!!
    I started cracking up when I found your blog- a friend of mine this morning was just telling me about "a blog that has a cane back sofa like yours".... so now that I am here, I can't believe it's you!! My candle supplier!! ;) I looked on your Etsy shop page for a blog address, but did I miss it?? Either way, glad I found you now!
    P.S. My hubby LOVES the Wintergreen candles!

  30. could you let me know the name and color of the linen it washable. And where do you get your drop cloth and what color are they?


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