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Reupholstered Antique Settee | The Reveal

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all the steps

Here are the first three posts in this series:

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finishing details

But first, let’s add the finishing details to this lovely antique! The trim I chose for this vintage farmhouse style transformation is a braided jute trim. It is fast becoming my favorite look and I can hardly resist putting it on everything I reupholster!

Woohoo for finished projects!!  This reupholstered antique settee is finished and I can't wait to share all the gorgeousness with you!

The trim really does look so good with the natural canvas fabric I chose for the settee.

I used hot glue along the long edges in about 3-4″ sections along the staple line and then held it down until it was set. I moved slowly and carefully to hide all the staples and kept it neat and tidy!

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what about the backing??

Ok, so I got a little ahead of myself! I probably should have waited to start applying the trim on the front until after I had the backing on. But I never said I was patient!

This sag-less burlap is so fun to work with! It is much heavier than the burlap you see at the fabric counter of your local Wal-mart and is so easy to work with. It does put off quite a bit of fibrous burlap dust so if that bothers you, wear a mask! And have your shop vac handy for cleanup!

I cut sections of the burlap to fit the sections of the framing on the settee. You can see what I mean in the image below. Notice also that I allowed plenty of excess. The extra will be cut off after stapling!

Packing tape came in handy to roughly hold the burlap in place while I cut.

Woohoo for finished projects!!  This reupholstered antique settee is finished and I can't wait to share all the gorgeousness with you!

I had to make some relief cuts around the curves of the settee. I was careful to think through each cut before actually cutting it. This meant I had less mishaps 🙂

Woohoo for finished projects!!  This reupholstered antique settee is finished and I can't wait to share all the gorgeousness with you!

Once all the burlap was attached, I continued on with the jute trim.

Woohoo for finished projects!!  This reupholstered antique settee is finished and I can't wait to share all the gorgeousness with you!

vintage loveliness!

And here she is! Omgoodness, I just love this reupholstered antique settee, don’t you???

Woohoo for finished projects!!  This reupholstered antique settee is finished and I can't wait to share all the gorgeousness with you!

fun staging

I pulled out a vintage brass lamp to add to the look of this settee. And the book pages on the wall just added whimsey to the whole vintage scene! What do you think? I kinda like the pages on the wall and would love to find a spot in my home to do this to!

Woohoo for finished projects!!  This reupholstered antique settee is finished and I can't wait to share all the gorgeousness with you!

Look how good the dark waxed wood looks next to the burlap!

Woohoo for finished projects!!  This reupholstered antique settee is finished and I can't wait to share all the gorgeousness with you!

tea time anyone?

The curves of this settee are just phenomenal! So graceful and lovely, I feel like sitting down for a cup of tea with my pinky in the air!

Woohoo for finished projects!!  This reupholstered antique settee is finished and I can't wait to share all the gorgeousness with you!

cushion options

I didn’t mention the cushion. Originally, I made a foam cushion with a zipper closure. But after putting it on the reupholstered antique settee, I just didn’t think it looked good.

So I did a bit of research. The antique settees that kept coming up in my searches had more of a pillow type, squishy cushion. That made total sense! They didn’t have foam 100 years ago!!

The cushion could also be removed. I like it both ways! We’ll let our client decide how she wants to show it off in her home!

Woohoo for finished projects!!  This reupholstered antique settee is finished and I can't wait to share all the gorgeousness with you!

Let me know your thoughts!

Well, there ya’ have it! A gorgeous reupholstered antique settee! I would love to know what you think of it – or even what you think of the book pages! Let me know in the comments!

I hope you enjoyed this series. And if you ever tackle such a big project like this, please let me know! I would love to know that this series was helpful and inspiring to you when tackling your own reinvented projects!

Woohoo for finished projects!!  This reupholstered antique settee is finished and I can't wait to share all the gorgeousness with you!

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