Saturday, December 20, 2008

Show and Tell Monday......Lovin' my fainting sofa.......

I was shopping the thrift stores a couple of days ago and found this fabulous fainting sofa.....I tried to be strong and resist its call but the next morning I was there when the shop opened and bought it for a whopping $29. I already had several ideas for what I want to do with it....first of all, slipcover it in an elegant bohemian manner and then put it in one of the bedrooms at my local shop, Cozy Cottage Gifts and Decor.

So Saturday while I had the shop open and no one was shopping because it is cold and dreary and they were all in one of the big towns an hour away buying Christmas gifts, I got to play with the fainting sofa. I'm trying all sorts of fabric combinations until I get just the right look.......then out come the scissors and sewing machine and I'll make a fabulous elegant bohemian slipcover. Here's a photo of what I ended up with today but I'm not happy with the brown lace on the sitting area so it will go and I think I'll try some velvet next....what do you think?


gail said...

Hi Debbie,, what an awesome deal you found! I would have to have it for $29.00 too :) I cant wait to see it all done. I agree, velvet would be very pretty. Keep us posted.

Susan said...

$29!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OMG!
I am speechless!
Susan *dutchrose*

lisa said...


I agree with Gail, that was an amazing deal. Have fun with it.


EileenandKaren@forgetmenotdreams said...

What a lucky find! I love it when that happens! There is nothing like the hunt!

Elena said...

Hi Debbie, I'd never heard of a fainting sofa before ... what a great bargain you got though. There are so many ways to decorte this sofa - have fun experimenting.
ps ... gorgeous blog :)

Debbie said...

Elena.....nice to see you here! The fainting sofa weighs a ton...I think the idea is that once you get it moved into place you faint onto it! lolol

Holiday cheer!

Anonymous said...

Love it! I acually have one as well. Mine is more narrow with a straight back. Found it on the curb & dragged it home!! So much fun to redesign.

I will snap some pics so you can see!


Debbie said...

Hi Joey.....wanna trade fainting sofas??? Maybe yours would fit through my doorways! :) I'd love to see pics of yours.

Thanks for stopping by!