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Tuesday, March 10, 2009

2nd Time Around Settee

Back in the late 80s I found this settee at a garage sale covered in burgundy corduroy upholstery with a little white paint smudge on the back of it for $50. I thought it was such an unusual piece due to its lines that I wanted it. I was sure it could be such a nice piece. It got shoved from one place to another - it was in my daughter's room, her apartment, my parents' home and then finally it came home to roost when we remodeled a new bedroom for ourselves. I had it recovered (which jacked the investment considerably). Every room it's used in will be decorated around this piece of furniture now. It is a sturdy piece and the upholsterer said it was very unusual (I agree - have never seen another one like it).

Be sure to check out Diane's 2nd Time Around over at A Picture Is Worth 1,000 Words. You will see lots of refurbished treasures there.

14 comments:

Shirley said...

Your settee certainly has beautiful lines. I like the fabric you chose.

Jeanne said...

Your settee is beautiful. I have seen one like it in my bedroom...Smiling. It looks exactly like mine but my fabric is floral. I bought mine in the late 80's as well.
I love your fabric and the look is great.

Hugs...Jeanne

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Girl, you got a deal on that loveseat. I've seen places in NC that carry something similar, and they are hundreds of dollars. But you're right, I've not seen one just like this, and that is a steal of a price Neat!

Happy 2nd Time Tuesday...

XO,

Sheila :-)

ann said...

I can see why.I love it.I would love to have it.It's adorable...Ann

Tootsie said...

I bought the sofa and setee at a yard sale that are exactly the same a few years back! did them in leather and they look wonderful!
thanks for sharing

Bo said...

Hi Pammiejo...even with the cost of upholstering, your investment is excellent because it looks so sturdy & well made. ;-) Bo

Melissa Wertz said...

It is a nice piece. Very lovely.

Chandy said...

Wow, that settee is lovely! Happy Tuesday!

Beth at Aunties said...

Very chic and pretty!

Happy 2nd Time Tuesday...

Smilingsal said...

Please respond to your email message requesting information on your book win. Sally

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

The settee is beautiful! You got it for a wonderful price!

Thanks so much for linking to 2nd Time Around.

Diane

bj said...

Hi...what a beautiful little settee..I love the shape. You got such a bargin on it. You and Jeanne both have one and now....
I WANT ONE, TOO !! *smile
xo bj

cindee said...

I love your setee! The upholstery is just beautiful.

PC said...

Love these treasures! thanks for sharing, Paula from Idaho