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Remember this transformation?
I wish I had smell – a – vision for the before picture.
The wood and cushions reeked of cigarette smoke.
I was concerned about getting the smell out of the upholstery but I have been able to before…….
When it was as stinky as it was….I wasn’t too worried about trying a drastic technique to see if the smell would come out.
Because if it didn’t…..I wouldn’t keep the cushions anyways.
My drastic technique.
Drown the cushions with the water hose and keep pushing down on them.
It is a gross job and I don’t use my hands….for real.
I use my feet….in old shoes…….
I could see the NICOTINE pouring out…..it is and was really gross.
I then laid them up on their sides…..
And left them out in the rain.
For a few days.
Then let the sun dry them.
Then hosed them again…..
Believe it or not.
The smell came out……
There were 8 cushions total and these babies were reversible. Orange tweedish stuff on one side…..wagon wheel on other.
The total epitome of the word…..BU-GLY. (butt ugly)
But I loved the bones of this piece…..
To be honest, when it was finished……
It turned out prettier than I even thought it would.
Want to see what drop cloths…….left over curtain fabric for piping….and chalk paint can do?
I really, really think this set may be my favorite transformation yet.
I seriously love it.
I am really loving transforming these pieces…….
It is so neat to find out that this is something I truly LOVE doing………
This set will live at the consignment store……if it doesn’t sell on CL first.
IT IS SO STINKING HEAVY, it would really be nice if it did sell first….but I am hoping that the consignment store will LOVE these pieces.
I am taking my first batch this week.
I’m a little nervous.
I am going to post all of them…..so you guys will see what kind of stuff I am taking.
I hope they like them!
Don’t you guys want to pretend you are customers and ooh and aah over my stuff to them?
Call them constantly and act like you have heard about me?
Ok…that’s creepy and desperate.
I was totally joking.
Look at her!!!!!
I love the legs and arms!
They are so thick…chunky and they have so much shape to them.
Why is it that the same description applies to my legs and arms but it doesn’t have the same cuteness quality?
I would keep this sofa……..if I wasn’t transforming these pieces to “flip” them on CL or sell at consignment……
I am going to miss it.
I stretched an AS quart of chalk paint out to cover this couch…chair and a matching coffee table.
I will show you the table later this week.
This paint is expensive to me…so I knew that I needed to stretch it out to make a good profit.
I had 6.00 in each slip cover and 30.00 in paint…..so I watered down my paint like crazy…..
The set was a steal on CL, because of the condition.
So this set is a great “flip” for profit piece…….which helps me let go of it easier.
What do you think?
Like the transformation?
Aren’t the bones of this piece so gorgeous in the AS chalk paint?
The pretty slip covers….
Navy and off white piping.
Yep….I love it!
I am so excited.
I hope they do as well.
Let me know your thoughts!!!!
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Post 1, Post 2
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