01 July 2010

15 Minutes....and $11.00.....

15 minutes.....and $11.00....gets you....

this new porch sofa.

This has got to be one of my easiest and least expensive makeovers.....ever!

You just have to have a little vision....when you see an ugly....avocado green....70's sofa like this....with great lines....and for only $6.00 at a local thrift store...it was a no brainer for me. All this makeover needed was about a yard and a half of muslin (at only $3.00 a yard) and a staple gun....throw on some pillows I already had....and there you have it....an $11.00 makeover....I gotta say....that may have been the best $11.00 I ever spent.


See ya!

55 comments:

  1. Some little furry ball sure loves it too... Great piece... Happy Fourth.

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  2. Uhm yeah!! love it! and that sweet little furry thing that has found on home with your cute pillows!!! happy 4th!

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  3. Wow, that is a great piece now! Great vision in seeing past the avocado to what it could become.

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  4. Love it! So vintage. Love the colors!

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  5. Beautiful! This is what thrifting is all about. I don't care if you have all the money in the world this makes you feel so good. reuse helps the planet!
    Good for you!
    KarenSue

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  6. I know I shouldn't be but....I'm so jealous!!! What a gorgeous piece!! You have great vision! I will be keeping my eye out while thrifting for a beauty like this!

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  7. Its beautiful!! I can't believe it was sooooo cheap, lucky for you (;

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  8. What a score! Andrea, it looks gorgeous!

    Best wishes,
    Tamy

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  9. Wow! What a beautiful makeover!! You did awesome Andrea! You must have been so excited when you saw the ugly sofa :)

    btw...don't you just love how our pets immediately take over our lovely outdoor furniture?? Your kitty is also very cute & looks quite at home there.

    xo,
    Shellagh

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  10. What an awesome find!
    And it must be cozy too considering the "squatter"...
    I can only wish to find stuff with good bones at my thrift stores!

    TTFN

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  11. You are amazing!! This makeover is divine....fabulous addition to your porch....$11.00...WOW!!!!

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  12. oh my goodness! that is beautiful! kuddos to you!

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  13. Lovin' it...that is the best $11 deal I have seen in a looong time! You are just so cool.

    Happy 4th, my friend. Make it a fun one!

    ~mary~

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  14. Oh it's a fabulous makeover!! Such a great find! Looks like the kitty likes it too!! Nice work! :D

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  15. What does it feel like to have the vision? My sister has it, and she can see beautiful or cool in things that I would pass up very quickly.

    I LOVE the makeover!

    Joyce

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  16. You take the cake! That was one sweet deal! :)

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  17. ...awesome!...best things in life are free...or close to it!
    But you made it priceless!...great sitten spot!

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  18. DEAL~ICIOUS! i like what you did, simple but, yet comfy!
    xoxo's nancy

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  19. Love it..and the sweet kitty too (:) hugs,Patty

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  20. Never been more impressed darlin!!! LOVELY!!!!!!!!!

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  21. I just don't have that kind of vision! I would have just saw an ugly couch!
    YES! Happy marriage ~ Happy family. I love that!
    Kristin

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  22. Love those lucky finds! It's swoon-worthy.

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  23. I think this has to be my favorite!!! My favorite!!! LOVE IT,
    xo,
    LuLu

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  24. Oh I LOVE it!!!!
    You have such a brilliant eye
    for finding & making over!!!

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  25. you are soo soo inspiring!! thank you - I love it

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  26. Wonderful, Beautiful, Awesome Job! You lucky girl you! A great find!
    Happy and safe 4th to you and yours!
    Tammy :-)

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  27. You never cease to amaze me Andrea!!! The sofa turned out fabulously!!! Love it!

    Have a great holiday weekend!

    Hugs ~

    :) T

    p.s. congrats on being in Fifi's book!!! she told me you were going to be in it and I was so excited :) :)

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  28. Love it!!!! Wish i would spot something that wonderful at our local thrift store!!!!

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  29. Now I will be on the lookout for something like this for my screened in porch. I am thinking linen and a punch of color for me. You always do it right!

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  30. Oh my goodness....this is unbelievable my friend...you have a great eye!!!!
    Happy July 4th to you and your sweet family. xoxox

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  31. You lucky thing! It's perfection! I could curl up and read a book all day on it!! Have a wonderful weekend!
    XO

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  32. What great great couch! So elegant, love it.
    Wishing you a happy lovely weekend, happy happy 4th of July. Hope you will enJOY a lot of fireworks!
    xx

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  33. The lines on that sofa are beautiful and it looks like it was in great shape--awesome transformation! Oh, my pups would be doing the same as the sweet kitty :)
    Happy 4th, Kris

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  34. A lovely transformation! Beautiful lines and linens. Congratulations for not over doing and missing the beauty.

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  35. Simply fabulous!

    I hope you have a safe and Happy 4th!
    Hugs,
    Anne

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  36. What a great project - love it. So pretty with the pillowa.
    ~ Tina

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  37. Hi Andrea,

    What an amazing transformation to this now wonderful sofa.
    Great work.
    The kitty is so cute.

    Happy 4th of July.
    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  38. Hi Andrea(:)
    oH YES THE CATHEDALS ARE SO FUN LOVE YOUR WEB PAGE- I JUST WENT A TOOK A PEEK..WHEN I SELL SOMETHINGI--I'll be looking closer.$$ Love the flour sacks (:)
    Hugs,Patty

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  39. I think you must be the Queen of Fabulous Makeovers, Andrea! I can't believe how little you spent but how fabulous the results!

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  40. Amazink makeover, I love how you have removed the cushions at the back to show the gorgeous wood there.
    alicia

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  41. beautiful!!! WOW..I can't believe you got it for that price. Fabulous makeover!

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  42. You are AMAZING! I would have totally walked right by that ugly thing. You on the other hand are a woman with vison! It is now so very beatuiful. Fantastic!

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  43. that is great. i am not sure i would have had the vision. but it is beautiful. the cat likes it too. cute.

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  44. What a beautiful transformation! Great find!

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  45. Fab find! I am absolutely in love with it now!

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  46. you got that couch for 6 bucks?! That's awesome!

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  47. Omy I loove this so much!! I'm on the lookout for something like this but smaller for my front porch.
    Great job!!!

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