Thursday, February 25, 2010

Grey With Black Accents

I have been procrastinating badly:o(
Several months ago I bought 2 identical sofas off ebay with the intention of reupholstering them and selling them but I haven't got my act together so I need some accountability. That's where you, my lovely blog friends, come in...please get on my case if I haven't posted at least one finished sofa in a weeks time. Thanks.
I was inspired by the following images to go with a grey fabric with black piping detail. I absolutely LOVE this combination. I managed to score the grey fabric for $2/metre and as a bonus it has a thin foam backing which will add to the cushioning.



Image found here jennifer delonge


Source Unknown (sorry)


Image found here dwell.co.uk


Source unknown (sorry) Oh how I love this jacket.


One of the 2 ebay sofas.


One arm completed.

22 comments:

AK-Magnolia House said...

What a fantastic job....so far!! The sofa's are going to be amazing!
AK.

Tina said...

Oh Ange, I love your colour choice and that first sofa is looking fabulous!! I can't wait to see the finished result! Great job :) ~ Tina x

brismod said...

Get to it Ange! We're waiting for more after shots!! It's already looking great. Have fun.

Anna said...

Ange...they are going to look absolutely amazing..I cant wait to see the final results..gotta love ebay :) x

Kristen said...

Oh wow! Well done you! I love gray or is it grey? Never could remember that. I like wearing gray as well!

Creamy White said...

Beautiful Ange!!! It will be so classic and clean when it's done. I love the color you chose. I can't wait to see it!
XoXo, Li

Megandvd@Beauty in the Attempt said...

I adore grey too! Great minds think alike....I just finished blogging about my grey pillow. :)

Cheers~
e

Dreaming In Pink With Roses said...

Absolutely Gorgeous!! Fabulous Job!! This will sell in no time!!

Big Hugs ~ Teresa

Sharon@Sharon at Home said...

It is going to be GORGEOUS!

MelsRosePlace said...

Looks super Ange - just reminded dear hubby about that wing chair he says he is going to attempt LOL. Have a super weekend and keep on with that job. Mel xxx

Bree Oliver said...

You can't go wrong with that colour combination, it is classic and will never date.

Kristopher K Design said...

fantastic - now stop reading this comment and get back to working on your beautiful sofa - lol :)

Ange said...

It looks great Ange but after a dreary winter - I'm a bit over grey!! Definitely a practical choice for a sofa though - specially in my own household. Will you be doing removable covers?

Donatella said...

New follower very nice blog you have looking forward to coming back(:

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Wonderful color combination So so chic and stylish!

Have a lovely day,
Saskia

Susie said...

Ange - thank you for your lovely comment - it made me realise I haven't visited you for a while!!! You are a talented lady & every time I take a look you are doing something even more creative than the last! I so wish I had an ounce of crafting skill but I don't so I'll have to stick to cooking! Warm wishes x

My Vintage Modern Farmhouse said...

It is going to be fabulous, I can't wait to see the finished product....you go girl!

LeAnn:)

Screaming Meme said...

So exciting! You go, girl! I'm Meme from Screaming Meme...It is so nice to meet you...If you get a chance stop in and see me over @ Screaming Meme...

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Wow! You did an awesome job my friend! Now just keep on going and you will be done soon.
((hugs)) Susie~

The Pink Poodle said...

Hi ange....I think grey with black accents would look awesome..

love the idea...
especially as NOT all of us girls can be shabby chic/pretty etc...
(boy with my home full of MEN...I would be eradicated!!)..lol..
that is why my upstairs rooms are MORE black/red/grey & masculine...
kitchen is white french chic etc etc..

soo go for it...I love it...

xx andrea...ps...my son says it has finally stopped raining up your neck of the woods??

Canadian Cottage said...

I love piping that is contrasting, great job. I'm so impressed with anyone who can reupholster. I just discovered your blog, thanks so much for leaving my first comment! I would love for you to mention my blog, thanks for asking!

Redesign Diva said...

Ok I am stumped and I ask this (probably regrettably as I already do too much!), how do you upholster just one arm?...lol PS I saw the finished project..wow!