You may recall that nearly a year ago I painted our library.  You can read about it HERE.  I knew I needed to recover the sofa in that room due to fading but had to find the right fabric and save the necessary dollars.

As you can see in the “before” pictures, the wall paper and sofa fabric had faded from the direct south facing sunlight.  We believe we’ve remedied the issue by extending an overhang outside the bay window and by tinting.  Crossed fingers that this will be a permanent fix.  We’ve had to have the finish on the ladder back chair repaired due to sun damage.  These renovations sure can get expensive!









Last month, call it an anniversary present, we had the window seat cushion, sofa and pillows made and I thought I’d share the final images with you.

I choose a cotton velvet in a taupe color for the sofa.  I had my upholsterer add the nail head detailing and replace the  straight wooden feet with bun feet.  What do you think?  I was happy with the way it turned out.

I was able to buy a soft throw on Josh & Main to add a splash of black.  Since the sofa is love seat size I wanted to avoid throw pillows but felt something more was needed.

I apologize for the lighting in the picture below, this table sits to the right of the love seat.  {Note: I’m currently taking photography classes in an attempt to learn how to use my DSLR camera.  Hopefully, there will be vast improvement in my photography once I know how to set all of the buttons and settings}

This vignette is on a tray on top of the wicker hamper I use as a coffee table.  I used to have a butler’s tray table (actually still do, it’s in our attic) but I liked the gray wicker hamper and have found the added storage to be a bonus.

The window seat and cushion for the windsor chair is this quilted taupe fabric with a small black leaf pattern; the pillow looks to be embroidered but its machine embroidery.

Madison has given me her full approval of the changes.  This is one of her favorite places to nap.

I was able to keep the toile on the ladder back chair…I really like toile and fortunately I was able to find coordinating fabrics that worked in the room.

Are you beginning to sense that I like dogs?!

The print over the sofa is a sentimental favorite because my grandma bought it for me and I think of her whenever I sit in this room.

So, that’s it.  I hope you see some improvement and will leave me a comment.  I always enjoy our chats!

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