On one of my older blogs, dated February 22, 2013, I showed the $30.00 Empire style couch in its original fabric. This was the couch that my storage unit manager had called me about. Someone had cleaned out their storage unit and left this poor thing behind. When I asked her how much she wanted for it, I stood silent for a moment. I didn't need another couch, so I really gave her a low balled offer, never in a minute thinking that my $30.00 offer would be accepted.
This piece had two brass plated front legs. Of course, once they were polished, the legs were drop dead gorgeous.
So I went back to a fabric that I had used on the $5.00 estate sale slipper chair.
Because of the wood trim, instead of being slip covered, the couch needed to be reupholstered. Using the same material as the slipper chair was a given. I found a fantastic upholsterer in the area that completed the couch in three weeks.
Look at the brass plated front legs with the newer fabric.
I think the fabric gives a richer feel to the couch now.
In the future, I can see switching the off white Ikea Ektorp couch in the great room with this couch. I believe it will compliment the Annie Sloan grey painted coffee table beautifully.
I think the possibilities are endless with the new shades of grey color scheme.