I bought this settee a couple of months ago at a flea market event. It looked like thisMy vision was to use it outside. I sent it home with the person I bought it from at the flea market to have her upholster it for me. I was originally thinking of doing it in a burlap, or a white twill with some french writing on it. Then I came across two fabrics at Home Fabrics for $4.99 a yard and knew they were perfect for the settee. I sent off the fabric to the seller and I am in love with how it turned out!
As you can see these pictures are not taken of the settee sitting outside. Once I showed my husband the settee, he absolutely said no to putting it outside, that it was too beautiful to have the outside elements ruin it. I knew he was right, but darn it, now where was I going to put it? I moved this puppy around so many different spots in my house. I have really, really tall ceilings in my house and small scale furniture like this ends up looking like doll furniture in the rooms. But I think I found it a home.
The bummer part is that no one gets to see the cool backside of the couch with the coordinating black ticking fabric, oh well. I shopped my house and found this tea table to put in front of the settee. Now that I know it looks good there, I have decided to paint the table black and add some silver leaf to it. I want to find a really cool vintage tea set to put on the table and have a friend over for high tea.
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