Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Stack of Cushions

I'm so excited to share this update! Do you remember the vintage sofa I found at our local Salvation Army last month on my B-day no less? Do you remember I even even got in on sale, love that Thrift Stores have sales! Do you remember how ugly the fabric was? I know lots of questions, lol. If you do remember, then you know I was planning transforming the vintage sofa into outdoor sofa with the help of paint and new outdoor fabric. Of course we plan on storing the sofa in our garage during the cold / raining season, we wouldn't want to ruin all our of hard work. I'm here to share a portion of the updated vintage sofa! Right now Hasani and I are working on the re-doing the body of the sofa ( upholstering & painting ) and I wanted to share what has been completed! The cushions have been recovered & they look amazing. Here's a quick reminder of how the old cushions looked, decked out in old vintage fabric that was actually in perfect condition (just fugly) 




After looking ALL over the Internet for a good deal on indoor / outdoor fabric, I ordered two fabric samples from Warehouse Fabric both neutrals. We ended up loving the indoor outdoor fabric color Toast, its the perfect neutral backdrop for the array of colorful pillows I'm sewing for the vintage sofa and our outdoor dining furniture. I ended up buying 13 yards total of indoor fabric! Lemme tell you 13 yards is a lot of fabric!! I love when I order fabric and I receive it on a bolt, it makes cutting the fabric for sewing much easier. Anyways, I forgot to mention the insane deal I got on the fabric for, per yard I paid 6.98! That's an insane deal, because outdoor fabric is p-r-i-c-e-y. I love the texture of the fabric stiff but also soft, i prefer stiff fabric since we'll be using the sofa outdoors. The color is much light in person, the perfect soft beige, which you'll see in the pictures below. 




The vintage sofa has six cushions all together with piping and the thought of doing all that working left me feeling exhausted, I prefer sewing curtains and pillows. The last cushion I sewed for Avery's vintage ottoman was so much work and tiring, the flashbacks were stressing me out, so I decided to have a seamstress do the work for me. I'm really glad I made the choice to have that portion of the project done by someone else. These days with a little one crawling around and me just wanting to love on him, it was nice to hand-off the fabric and in return receive new cushions! In the past I've had really good luck finding vendors on Craigslist: our Wedding Photographer, Hair Stylist, Landscaper/Gardner to install our sprinklers in our front yard. So again I turned to Craigslist and found amazing seamstress, she's very talented which made me even more excited to have her sew the cushions for me. We agreed ed on a flat price for the sewing, I provided the fabrics three cushions & old covers to get the fit exact and zippers. Here are my new cushions, pretty perfect! I really like box cushions and I'm glad I decided to keep the look of the piping. For me piping adds a crisp look on cushions { my next sofa indoor one, most likely will have piping :) }




I also love how she did the zippers, they wrap nicely around the cushions making it super simple to take the cushions on and off. I bought three 30 inch zippers for the top cushions and three 36 inch zippers for the bottom. I just measured the old zippers to get the right size. 





I'll do a complete cost breakdown on re-doing the vintage sofa once its done! We plan on finishing up the sofa this week and then I'll be able to share next week? I'm hoping! :) 


What do you think so far?? Can you see my vision coming together? 




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18 comments:

  1. I love, love, love the fabric you chose. So smart to go with a nice neutral fabric. You can always dress it up or change the look with your pillow fabric. Your seamstress did an amazing job on your cushions. You can see from the job she did that she is very professional. Craigslist was a great idea.

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  2. Wow! These look SO good. I think that making cushions is something best left to the pros. This confirms that theory. Can't wait to see it all come together.

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  3. Perfect timing. These look great! I am in the middle of recovering my sofa cushions too. I started few months back, but got sidetracked. Project is on again --

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  4. It's going to look great! I found a great seamstress through craigslist too!

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    1. So cool, looking forward to seeing your project! There are so many talented people on CL! :) I love that resource :)

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  5. Oh I can't wait to see the entire makeover!!! She really did a great job on those cushions!

    And your baby is crawling around already?!?! Boy how time fly!

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    1. My little baby is going to be One next week! Where does the time go :)

      She did good! I was petting those cushions like there where puppies, lol :)

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  6. I love these cushions! The seamstress did a great job!

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  7. Very nice cushions, she did a great job!

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  8. Your seamstress did a beautiful job on your cushions. What a huge difference new fabric makes. Your sofa is going to be stunning.

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  9. I can't wait to see the final result. Would you mind sharing the seamstress information? I have some outdoor cushions that I would love to replace the covers. Thanks!

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    1. Hi Teresa, email me at chiclittlehouse@gmail.com and I will give you her information :) !

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  10. Oh WOW!!! These are beautiful!! I cannot wait to see the outcome. You have such a great eye :)

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  11. I can not wait to see the sofa! It is really coming together :) Love the color choice.

    Mrs. Delightful
    www.ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

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  12. Wow - so exciting! It's going to look so clean and modern!

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  13. Love your blog!! Its so inspirational! I'm a new follower and too a Child of God. I am brand new to blogging for encouraging Godly and virtuous women at http://mybutterflyhaus.blogspot.com

    Hope you stop by! Have a blessed day!

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  14. I was hunting at many cushions for my patio furniture? I notice some
    of them are made from acrylic information, some are Poly/Olefin
    another material is filament polyester as well as then there is
    spun polyester. The acrylic cushions are the more expensive ones on
    Lowes website. I realize that can mean the acrylic is
    better, but is all that a great deal better compared to the other folks.
    Is it comfortable to sit on or just what. I
    do definitely not exactly what to get a few and also they fall
    apart in a few months. I have read up on exactly what the cloth is but
    I do certainly not what exactly is best. Any kind of recommendations?

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Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts! Best, Katrina

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