Tuesday, April 27, 2010

busy, busy!

I'm linking up with Marla's Woo Hoo! Wednesday!
Thanks for hosting, Marla!  (She even provides refreshments!)

I'm also posting for DIY Day at A Soft Place to Land!
Here are some projects I recently finished:

Our sofa bed had seen better days but was still usable.
The green houndstooth check was looking worn.

I needed to figure out how I could recover
the sofa bed and still be able to open it up for guests.
The solution was part slipcover & part reupholstering.
The result: looks brand new!

The guest room make-over did not include green!
So I stripped & sanded & painted.

I love black furniture!  A quick change of hardware & some pretty accessories
was all it needed.  The guest room is blue & white & now just right!

The last project was an easy one. I found a painted frame that I
just loved.  But what to put in this frame that wouldn't compete
with the artwork?
A mirror!  The glass store cut a little mirror to fit right inside the frame.
I'm having a give-away..ends May 2!!
Go here to see my first anniversary give-away!


  1. Carol, you are incredibly talented!! Woo Hoo! That sofa is amazing and the furniture - wow, I love it. I love black furniture also and have bits and pieces around my home.

    Thank you so much for linking to Woo Hoo! Wednesday and joining the party. I'm really glad you are here so grab a snack and enjoy!

  2. wowzers~! You covered that sofa? I am in awe of your talent..


  3. Your made everything look like new! I also slipcovered a sleeper couch in my spare room...it comes in handy when my kids visit!

    Love the black furniture and frame for the mirror...you ahve been busy!
    ♥ Pat

  4. Wow! You did a beautiful job on the sofa. And I love black furniture too. Nice work! Kathy

  5. Black looks so great. Good job. Great that you could reuse the sofa and just update it. One less piece in the landfill.

  6. You have a gift at this...just wonderful! :D

  7. That sofa is just amazing!!! You did a fabulous job!!

  8. oh my goodness! your sofa looks brand NEW! great job! I wished I could make slip covers and reupholster....maybe someday I will give it a try! I like black too...I don't have any but I am seeing it quite a bit and I LOVE it! The mirror is perfect!

    Thank you for visiting my blog and commenting...are there really pink pussy willows?? That sounds beautiful!

    Hugs, Carolyn ~ Cottage Sunshine

  9. Wow! You go girl! These makeovers are stunning!

  10. Hi Carol. Thanks for your visit and your good wishes. You have some great projects here. I am busy now getting ready to have a Derby Party. Pick you out a hat and come on over.

  11. What fantastic re-dos! Very professional!
    Dee Dee

  12. Hi Carol,
    Just discovered your blog and am a new follower now. Love how your sofa turned out. I'm off to explore more of your blog.

  13. Oh my gosh -- I can't believe how incredibly talented you are. You're amazing!

  14. Mornin' Carol...

    Ohhh my goodness, you have been a busy little bee, Darlin'! Wow...you did a fabulous job recovering your sofa...it looks gorgeous! I have never attempted a piece that large or intricate! My hat is off to you! And...I love your pretty cabinet...loved the green but the black is very pretty too! Can't wait to see that guest room redo...are you going to share it with us? I see those beautiful blue and white dishes on the shelves...

    Have a wonderful day, my friend!
    Chari @Happy To Design

  15. How incredibly clever to put the mirror in the frame!!! I love that idea :) thx

  16. That is a great job on the sofa. It really does look new! What a cute frame.

  17. what an all round makeover! sofa does look new!