I've been MIA these past days and the reason is I'm finally enjoying my vacation :) It all started with a trip to New York city, lots of walking, sightseeing and time spent with my sister's family.
We are now heading to New Hampshire where I'm looking forward to a more peaceful atmosphere after all the mumble-jumble of the big city.
Remember my living room and how it got an easy inexpensive makeover?
I told you how the the golden frames were replaced with old windows, but the transformation began with the sofa.
Two years ago we gave the room a mini-makeover by changing the color on the walls, the drapes, the carpet, but my dear husband didn't approved of me changing the art or the sofa, after all, as he said, "we paid a good amount of money when we "invested" in these pieces... Good quality pieces that should stay in there forever!"
My style has changed and luckily it looks like my husband's style also changed. He has finally agreed to let it go.
The sofa is the one that got me working immediately. Now, don't get me wrong, I loved this sofa, I still like it, but after more than ten years looking at the same thing I was more than ready to give it a spruce up.
Total cost for this sofa makeover: $25, including the pillow cases.
The materials and tools you'll need:
- Decorative Nailhead Trim in your color of choice
- Tack puller
- Nose plier
- Knee pad
If your answer is yes to those questions, then it's time to grab the tack puller and knee pad and begin loosing up all those staples.
Then, using the pliers pull them all out.
Do yourself a favor and tape the sofa's skirt up while you work at removing them.
You're going to end up with a pile of staples and that long, long skirt. By the way I'm already thinking about what to do with it, any suggestions?
Just by removing the skirt you give your sofa a new look and your room feels more open.
Get rid of the staples holding the fabric to the legs and tuck in the fabric. You'll want a straight line before going to the next step...
A small amount of bling. The nailhead trim looks like a long ribbon of nailheads.
You simply hammer a matching nail in every five nailheads.
Instead of continuing the line to the back of the sofa, go around the front of the arms for more impact.
Five dollars pillow covers.
A switcheroo of lamps and a couple of old windows and I can totally live with this "new" room for another ten years :)
Well, maybe five. ;)