Monday, October 14, 2013

A Victorian Children's Sofa

I found this antique Victorian children's sofa last year. It was shortly after I had purchased the wicker furniture set for the babies, which was a huge hit. I thought an indoor piece of furniture just their size would also be a lot of fun for them. 

Although in great shape, the sofa needs new batting and fabric. The fabric choice however - a pattern? a solid?, what color?, etc., sort of brought the process to a standstill. Recently however, my friend Kate shared with me the fabric she used to reupholster an antique wing chair for her office. It is a wonderful material, and I am going to replicate her idea for the children's sofa. I'll share it with you when it's completed. 

The Duncan Phyfe sofa project is also moving along. We just dropped it off at the upholsterers yesterday - with three boxes of organic batting, and ten yards of organic fabric. 

It will be done before Thanksgiving, which is very exciting. 

20 comments :

  1. That is so sweet. I could just see them sitting there.
    xoxo
    Lisa
    Leeshideaway.blogspot.com

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  2. That is an absolutely adorable piece of furniture. What a find.

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  3. What a wonderful piece for the children to have.

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  4. What a fabulous settee. I've never seen a small one for children. Love it. I would love for you to link up to Inspire Me this afternoon. Party goes live at 2:30 PT. www.astrollthrulife.net Hope to see you there. Hugs, Marty

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  5. Sweet as spun sugar!! Can imagine some gorgeous pics with it~

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  6. What a pretty piece! I like the color of the wood and the carving.
    Claudia

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  7. It's beautiful!!! Can't wait to see it finished.

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  8. Both sofas are timeless treasures. I can't wait to see the finished results. Nicole xx

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  9. Would you mind sharing your source for the organic batting?

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  10. What a great piece...can't wait to see you work your magic!!

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  11. Hi Kellie, The batting was found at, organiccottonplus.com
    Also, Onlinefabricstore. Just google organic batting and both should come up. The organiccottonplus is 1" thick, onlinefabric is 2" thick. Best, Catherine

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  12. Oh I just love this! So beautiful.

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  13. Pretty piece of furniture. I find that whenever I have something upholstered, I am like a little kid with no concept of time as I want it then and now, not 8 weeks later. Look forward to seeing the finished product.

    Love your style!

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  14. ah... I was looking for that's like one thanks.

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  15. Hi Catherine,

    I have always admired your blog from the moment I started mine. Not only do you have an amazing eye for vintage pieces and decor, but I love your eloquence and your effortless way of describing a moment as if I am right there. Thanks for "taking me" along in your journey from "A Country Farmhouse" to a cottage "In the Fields." You have truly been a source of inspiration throughout the last few years!

    Best Wishes,
    Jessie

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  16. This is a lovely post. It must be very exciting to know that your sofa will be like new soon and will have more history for future generations.

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  17. What a gorgeous chair. Charming and full of character.

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  18. Every child needs a fainting couch, right? Just so long as it doesn't reveal itself to be a tantrum couch...

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Thank you for leaving your thoughts. Best, Catherine

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