Furniture Friday - Louis & A Great Find

Happy Friday All!

Today's post is a quick update on my Louis (if you still haven't seen or heard about him, you can read the string of posts here. I also want to showcase a great find that my Mamarazzi and I stumbled upon last weekend. Unbeknownst to her, I would like to do a quick poll to see what colours you think this pretty baby should be painted. So let's get started!

First off, the process of upholstering my Louis has become much more time consuming than I imagined but I have to say that I'm learning a ton of new things that will definitely help me in the future. I've gained knowledge on suitable fabrics for upholstery, tightening springs, stripping and refinishing and much more.

Once Louis was completely stripped of any staples and guck, I took him home for some love and applied a white wash stain to the wood frame. After that, I started off by tightening the springs with twine and winding them around tacks which are then hammered around the edges of the chair. I'm terrible with a hammer.

This burlap material is called webbing. It must be stretched tightly over the springs and not hang beyond the chair frame. It goes over top the springs to provide extra support.

It should look something like this. You'll see my weave is off, it should be over-under. That will be fixed on Monday.

And there he is! Looking great so far, if I may say so myself.

Next, my Mom and I stumbled upon this beautiful dresser which would look great as a media console for her TV wall. It's a little scratched but nothing a fresh coat of paint can't fix. It also has tons of storage which is great to store linens, mail and other fun stuff.

This is a terrible 'before' shot. Unfortunately, I forgot to take a photo before they moved it out. You can see this buffet table is much smaller. I'm not even sure what to call it, a cabinet maybe? Anyway, it was getting lost in that wall and Mamarazzi really wanted something larger with alot more character.

So here it is in her living room au naturel. Below you will find my photoshopped images of different colours. I'd love to get a poll going here. Which colour do you prefer? (please keep in mind her couch and loveseat is red).

Au naturel:




Please leave a comment and let me know your preference! Thanks everyone and have a great weekend :)