05 March 2010

Sofa Makeover {The Last Chapter}


After 3 months of off and on sewing....I have finally finished the ginormous sofa slipcover. As many of you know....I taught myself to sew about 3 months ago....and ever since....have really enjoyed learning how to add zippers....and make my own patterns....with no training or classes mind you....and because of that....none of my projects is perfect....but they're good enough for me. This is what the sofa looked like before....

and...here she is now....but once again....before we see the whole after....here's a look at what our basement looked like when the previous owners lived in it.

And here she is now....all dressed up. The photo below shows you our family room and my office....my office is beyond the curtains. To say I can't believe I finshed this....would be a huge understatement....


because....I really can't believe I finally finished it. It was a huge undertaking....but....it was all worth it in the end....she fits in so much better now....don't ya think.



It feels so good to have the room completely done....the more changes I make....the more the home becomes....us.



And again....this is Mr. Wonderful's handy work. I looked into buying some shelves...similar to these....but they were over $100.00....each....too much to spend for me.....so....I told Mr. Wonderful what I had in mind.....and he brought them to life....for about $25.00 each....just love my handy man.


Wishing you all a wonderful sun-filled weekend!


xoxo, Andrea

53 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh... You did a wonderful job... what a project...

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  2. Andrea, Your slipcover looks AMAZING! It looks like you bought it right off the pottery barn showroom! I love everything about this room- right down to the perfect accessories on your shelves. You really have a talent for arranging shelves - love how you did the ones in your dining room. It has a very "faded plains" look to it! :)
    Have a fabulous weekend ~
    Sarah

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  3. I was SOO excited when I saw the finished covers! WOW you really did an AWESOME job!
    Did you use linen?
    xoxo's nan

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  4. What an amazing job you did!! Congratulations! The room looks so cozy and comfy - beautiful!

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  5. Are you kidding me Andrea?? you did an amazing job and a huge undertaking is right, wow, I would have quit and cried after the 1st week, sewing is not my forte. But you did a wonderful job and I am absolutely in love with your home, honestly it is so warm and cozy and the little touches are just perfect...so when can I come and visit? :)

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  6. Omg you did an awesome job. The whole area looks amazing. Good job! I just might have to try the slip covers on my brown leather sofa and love seat. Yet again not loving the dark anymore. I would like to bring some light and happiness in my home too. You are great modivation!!

    Jennifer

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  7. Congratulations Andrea on a fabulous job! The entire space looks gorgeous ♥
    Have a wonderful weekend.

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  8. Looks great! I love your sofa table/ buffet and those shelves your hubs built are great. My husband is like that too and I usually like his version better.

    Have a great weekend!
    Michelle

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  9. Looks amazing my friend...I love your slipcovers...I only wish I could sit down and to do that!!! My comfy couch in our family room is in need of a new look big time. I love your lighting as well. Happy weekend to you...how are your babies?...I would love to see a photo of all the girls..are they out of the house yet? xoxo

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  10. Wow! The couch looks wonderful!!! I can't believe you just taught yourself to sew and you've already made a couch slipcover! You're amazing! I don't know how to sew, but my sweet mother-in-law is sending me her old sewing machine for free! So I'm going to have to teach myself like you did, since my mom and mother-in-law both live states away from me! Wish me luck! I hope I can do as well as you. The room looks fabulous!
    Michelle

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  11. Andrea,
    It looks fabulous!!! Yay ~ I'm so glad you're finished! The whole room looks fantastic ~ love all the accessorizing & wonderful touches. I was looking at your guest bath post too, & I have ALWAYS wanted to do that with our bathrooms ...the whole drop a sink into a dresser thing. It looks so good! So, was that part hard? Did you put some kind of mondo varnish on top to resist water? It looks like your whole house is ready to be in a magazine girl! :)

    Shellagh

    p.s. the chicks are completely adorable...as are the goats....me needs a farm....;-)

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  12. Oh my! This space doesn't even look like a basement! I can't believe you covered that sofa...how cool is that! All by yourself! Great job.

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  13. Wow - amazing! You should be so proud of yourself, it looks wonderful!

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  14. Oh my gosh...it turned out fantastic! Give yourself a round of applause, because you deserve it! That was no small undertaking! Again, looks like another room I could just move right nto. Love the chandi, by the way! I like the contrast of the crystals with the "naturalness" of the sofa.

    ~mary~

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  15. Fantastic job! I'm so impressed. You have such talent for sewing - blows my mind a bit that you have only been sewing a few months! WOW.

    The whole basement is beautiful. Love all the light, the color and the accessories --it stunning. Great job.

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  16. It all looks just wonderful. The slipcover fabric looks like linen or at least a blend....? I'm completely impressed you just started sewing, this was a huge undertaking for even someone that has sewn for years!

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  17. Hi Andrea,
    You did an amazing job on the slipcover!! I wish I had talent like that.
    Your living room is just gorgeous as is your dining room! What did you decide on for your lighting fixture in your dining room? Did you stay with your original or go for the crystal chandelier? I can't wait to see.
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    Sincerely,
    Melinda

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  18. Squealing with delight for you! You did a wonderful job on that sofa slipcover for someone who self taught herself to sew three months ago. Love the blue stripey pillow. Your basement is quite the departure from the original homeowner. It definitley looks more like you all and fits in with the rest of the house.
    Love, love love it!

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  19. Boy...when you jump into a project, you jump in with both feet. SO amazing. I love everything you've done. I want to get a big mug of coffee, snuggle up on that sofa, and read a brand new magazine with French music playing in the background. Oo-la-la!

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  20. Great job Andrea!
    It looks so good. I am not a sewer.
    I can't believe how fast you learned how to sew.
    Have a wonderful weekend,
    Rosemary

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  21. I am so excited for you and how wonderful and beautiful it looks!!! You did a fantastic job and oh there is NO way I could have done it! Your basement is just perfect!

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  22. The sofa looks fabulous! I cannot believe that you just started sewing, that was a huge undertaking. It came out incredible. I absolutely love the fabric that you chose. I had a chair professionally slip covered once. The company came to the house and took the chair back to the workshop for a quote. It was $700 - I was afraid to ask them to bring the chair, back so I had it done. HUGE expensive lesson. I have got to learn how to sew. Have a great weekend, Lori

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  23. Andrea, You did it! It's wonderful. Just the casual, country-classy look I love. Your shelves are sweet too. Can I borrow your handy man? I'm loving your room with all the whites and dark accents. I'll have to try a room with these colors one day.
    Happy springy weekend! Sherry

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  24. Those slipcovers turned out fabulously! I am blown away by the fact that you just taught yourself how to sew... really? I have been putting off making slipcovers for our couches for some time now. I am a huge procrastinator when it comes to big projects. I can only hope they turn out as beautifully as yours! Thanks for the inspiration, Theresa

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  25. You did a great job, both with the sofa slipcover and the basement. It must feel great to relax and work there. You should be very proud of your accomplishment.

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  26. It looks fantastic!!!!! I could never sew anything like that! Your hard work really paid off!!!

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  27. WOW!!! You did such a fabulous job with the slipcovers!! Seriously, the room looks amazing and your "new" sofa is beautiful and fits right in! I am in love with your style. It's very inspiring. Good work!

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  28. Andrea, you are amazing! Your new couch looks fabulous and your family room is just wonderful. p.s. do you have any idea how much money you saved?!! - you should be so proud of yourself!

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  29. Andrea, if that were my room I would never leave it...I have been walking around my house trying to figure out where I can separate a room using panels like you did, it is beautiful! Show us more of those chandeliers! So funny you have looked at a star for your dining room. I have been in LOVE with it since Martha sold it years ago. I want it for my entrance or guest bath, it would be perfect in your dining room. Can't wait to see what you choose.

    Best wishes,
    Tammy

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  30. You did a fabulous job on your sofa! I have a loveseat that I have been thinking of recovering but don't like the covers out there, so far, what I've seen, and I want to use a better fabric. Where did you find a pattern, or did you fit it yourself? I just love the results, not only of your sofa, but your room is fantastic!

    Kitty
    P.S. - Love Your "Girls" and your "Boys" :) :) :)

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  31. Oh, I just love what you've done, Andrea. It is truly beautiful. Only 3 months sewing? Wow! Of course, I'm a sewer that only learned how to make a jumper and a pillow cover in home economics. :) Love the room.

    Blessings
    Kitty

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  32. It;s so Gorgeous Andrea!! You did an Awesome Job!! You are so talented! I love those shelves too! Your hubby did a Fabulous Job! I also loves what you guys did with your dining room! Everything looks so Beautiful!

    Big Hugs ~ Teresa

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  33. I'm impressed - I can't sew anything. Your place looks bloody fabulous!!!

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  34. what an amazing job!!!
    You are truely talented!!!
    Have a great weekend.

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  35. Wow! What an incredible transformation!! Fantastic work on the slipcover...very impressive.

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  36. Andrea,
    Thanks so much for stopping by and for allowing me to feature your home on my blog. It was an absolute treat for me to share your lovely home with others.
    Take care,
    Cheryl

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  37. The fact that you took on that huge project with very little sewing experience is amazing. You did a fabulous job! The shelves are also a wonderful touch. I love how you accessorized them!!

    Amy

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  38. THat is amazing! Only three months of sewing and you completed a slip cover. All I have to show is some pillows LOL! Wonderful job!
    Kristin

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  39. Andrea, your sofa looks absolutely amazing!!! i mean really, i am SO impressed...that was a huge undertaking...the size of the sofa, and that you were just learning to sew...you did a beautiful job...i hope you gave yourself a big pat on the back when you were finished!!!

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  40. I have a huge couch just like yours and have wanted to make your slipcover for years, but have been slow in committing because it IS such a big job! Can I ask, how many yards of fabric did it take and where did you purchase your fabric? I'm new to your blog, so maybe I missed details. Suzie

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  41. Way to go on the slipcover!!! You did an amazing job. What a huge project.

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  42. the rooms looks wondeful!! and yes it's always nice to have a handy man around..i'm always putting my hubby to work. hehe. i'm so glad i found your blog i'm going to follow!

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  43. I personally don't like perfect. I like homey and lived in, homespun, handmade anything! You did a great job. I would have the faintest idea of where to begin. I have zero sewing abilities. Can barely make a button stay on. The makeover is fabulous! Have a bright and beautiful week. Many blessings, Tammy

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  44. OH MY GOSH!!!!! You just learned to sew?????? I would love to be able to do that,our living room sofa is HUGE!! and I HATE it....wow,your good!!! Have a great week!!

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  45. that is your basement? it's gorgeous! i love every detail, you did an amazing job! have a wonderful week! susan

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  46. Oh how great that it is done!!! And what a truly spectacular job you've done Andrea! Fabulous!!!

    Lots of jealousy going on over here :)

    T

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  47. Brava to you Andrea and Hubby, I have had so much fun watching your make over. Beautiful just beautiful!

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  48. what a wonderful talent to be able to do that. The couch looks cozy and inviting. I love your style.

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  49. Wow, Andrea! If you hadn't told us that was a basement room, I never would have thought it. What a fabulous job you did - it looks comfy and lived in...

    Oh, and do you rent out Mr Wonderful, maybe by the hour? I could use some bookshelves, or a window seat of my own. ;)

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  50. I'm back again to gaze at all your pretty accessories!
    Also to let you know there is another estate sale at Collectors Choice this coming weekend. At this place, I usually stick to the "back" room where all the good stuff really is.
    And, yes - I would love to go antiqueing/thrifting/junking with you anytime. I can visit the places where you find all your great stuff! :) Whenever you're in the mood, just let me know ~
    Sarah

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  51. You've done a great job on that slipcover. It gives me hope!

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  52. you are a genius. I wish you would make me some slipcovers.

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