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« Reply #10 on: January 22, 2011 12:42:13 PM »

I LOVE it! Great job  Smiley
« Reply #11 on: January 22, 2011 04:44:54 PM »

I love this couch! where did you get your material, the colors are amazing!!
« Reply #12 on: January 22, 2011 05:34:45 PM »

thanks again!

Really, the fabrics are bits and pieces I had been saving - leftovers, thrifted, ebay, whatever... I just hoarded a bunch of velvets and brocades for years.  The velvet snakeskinny print fabric was brown and cream that I dyed purple.  That was ebay.  The velvet zebra was from a decorator fabric store clearance bin 12 years ago!  It moved to 3 different states before I used it all! The blue bird fabric is from Olde Time Pottery a couple years ago. It was $4 a yard. I saw it at Joann for $25 or so a few weeks ago.  The olive green is thrifted vintage. It was curtains I think.  I actually probably do remember the story for every single piece.  That's really good or really sad!   Roll Eyes
« Reply #13 on: January 22, 2011 09:12:51 PM »

Thanks for sharing, I just bookmarked Squint for future drooling...your sofa is spot on!  I really love that you painted the wood blue.  I always take "weird" as a compliment, so I don't see why tacky can't be complimentary too! !!!!ROCKS!!!!

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« Reply #14 on: January 23, 2011 10:19:33 AM »

these pieces are incredible!! i love the style, you did a fantastic job. i've always wanted to get into re-doing furniture but i just dont have the space for it.
oh, and on a side note- i think its hysterical that your daughter has "wierdo" written on her forehead, my niece and i do stuff like that all the time  Grin

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« Reply #15 on: January 23, 2011 01:37:07 PM »

I love the different fabrics together, it has character and I like how it is different from anything I have even seen before furniture wise.

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« Reply #16 on: January 23, 2011 02:35:27 PM »

Love your pieces!  Love Squint!  And I think that painting the wood was a wonderful solution for making them all yours.

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« Reply #17 on: January 28, 2011 06:35:52 AM »

Beautiful! Great job on the Squint look, and thanks for the link to the squint site too! Something tells me that my apartment might explode with colour soon...  Cheesy

Oh, word like "weird", "tacky" or "freak" are compliments in my book! Who wants to be normal anyway?!

« Reply #18 on: February 04, 2011 09:08:32 PM »

This is the most amazing sofa I've ever seen.  I can't believe you did this yourself.  I've been shopping around for furniture but the colors are super boring and I'm not confident in my reupholstering abilities.  I aspire to something as beautiful as this some day. 

« Reply #19 on: February 05, 2011 10:15:47 AM »

Thank you!

It's not that hard.  Get thrift store fabric. I just saw tons of coats that would work at the Goodwill half off sale today! Look at upholstery tutorials online.  Get a cheap couch.  All that will be wasted is cheap materials and a bit of time - and neither of those are really wasted if you learn something!
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