This is the chesterfield treasure as I found her on craigslist....
A perfect mix of velvety, orangey-brown. Everyone's dream in the 70's. Thankfully this is not the 70's, and more thankfully this couch has amazing bones and lovely curves. Sigh.
I knew I could turn her into a true beauty.
I just didn't realize how hard that would be. This couch is, to date, the most difficult project I have ever taken on. There were lots of obstacles, and those lovely curves I spoke of, turned out to be what nightmares are made of.
I was feeling the pressure. A couch of this size, and with 89 buttons, takes a couple hundred dollars worth of fabric and supplies to get it done. So when you buy a couch with the intention of making money off of it, and you are in a couple hundred, and its not working out, like at all, it gets a little scary.
But after literally staring at this thing for hours on end one day, trying to problem solve, and ruing the day I bought this couch, I finally figured it out. And this couch story came to a happy ending.
Here is the beastess, turned beauty.....