When this sofa came to us it was in very sad shape. The springs were popping out from the bottom and the old silk fabric was torn badly, not to mention extremely dirty and faded. My mom and I could see right past all of that though. We knew this sofa would be a beautiful piece of furniture, but it would require some serious TLC. This gorgeous sofa is from the early 1900′s. The frame is made of solid hardwood, mahogany in fact. The construction of it is impeccable, like many things made back in the good old days, and definitely worth saving.
We tore everything off of the sofa and stripped it right down the the bare bones. The only thing salvageable about this sofa was the sturdy frame and the old springs. While it was torn apart we had to bleach a few areas to remove a bunch of mold. Then we sanded it just enough to rough it up a bit and started painting it. The sofa got two coats of a soft grey paint and was then stained using dark walnut Minwax.
Then we built this baby back from the ground up. All new jute webbing was placed along the bottom of the frame where the base of the springs are attached. The springs were tied and a layer of burlap was tightly placed along top all of that. This makes for a super comfy place to rest your bum! We covered the sofa in a heavy weight linen in a soft white color.
This sofa is available for purchase. The price is $1195. If you are interested please stop by our store! We are located at 173 E City Place Dr. Santa Ana, CA 92705. We frequently ship items across the country as well, so don’t be shy if you are out of state. We would be glad to get you a quote on shipping.
The cozy seat cushion is filled with down feathers. The ruched detail along the front adds to the squishy, welcoming look of the super full cushion.
Below is a tutorial video on how the springs were tied inside of this antique sofa.
Alchemy fine living is an antiques & home furnishings business located in Santa Ana, Ca. Alchemy can be defined as an inexplicable or mysterious transmuting power or process; transforming something common into something special.
ABOUT MEAlchemy fine living is my antiques & home furnishings business. I'm Deana, the author of this blog. My mom Connie & I followed our dreams & opened our store in 2008. It's a collection of all the things she & I truly love. We combine antiques with new treasures, as well as, a selection of handcrafted items created by the two of us. We also offer custom sewing, re-upholstery, & furniture painting services.
173 E City Place Dr.
Santa Ana, CA 92705
CONTACT MEEmail: email@example.com
Store Phone: 877.250.3674
Tues. through Sat. 10 to 3
Furniture drop off and pick up by appointment:
Tues. through Fri. 10 to 6 and Sat. 10 to 3