I was reading this old post from Little Green Notebook and feeling all inspired to surf some Kijiji and Used Regina. Well, wouldn’t you know it I happened upon this great vintage set on Used Regina! $100 for the chair and couch together, both constructed out of solid wood.
I instantly sent a link to my husband with the message: “Can we buy this couch and chair? I’m dead serious.” (I had to assure him I’m serious because I joke around a lot, and I knew he’d think the set was dead ugly.) But I am already scheming its reinvention… I kind of like the peacock blue velvet. Sort of reminds me of this inspiration photo favourite of mine from Emily Henderson:
Or her vintage blue velvet sofa:
But I have to see the upholstery in person first to know if it’s salvageable. and even then our walls are Benjamin Moore’s Woodlawn blue - so, too much blue, I think.
So here’s how I imagine it:
- The wood either painted a creamy white or grey, or stained a dark dark brown
- The rest reupholstered in a neutral cream, beige or grey linen-y style fabric. I’ve been looking up some stain repellent indoor/outdoor fabrics (because even when 2 kids aren’t in the equation we can be messy people!) Something like one of these:
- And no tufting. And maybe even changing it to one long pillow along the back and one along the seat for a more modern look (and less places to vacuum!)
Can you see it now? Something kinda’ sorta’ like this?
Can you see it?