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Vintage Ethan Allen Sofa Makeover

Happy Monday all!  I'm back with the final blog post on my recent client project.  I couldn't move on without giving you the back story on the sofa transformation in this kid-friendly living room.

When I meet with clients, I do my best to listen first.  I mean REALLY listen.  So when this young family said they wanted to replace their existing sofa with something darker and more modern, I immediately thought navy blue and vintage.  Why vintage if they wanted something modern?  So glad you asked.  Everything old is new again and the fact is, those chic and often expensive furniture styles of today, likely mimic the styles of previous times.
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That means the market is ripe for the picking when it comes to sourcing furniture pieces with great bones in need of a little refresh.  Enter this beauty....

What you don't see it?  Look again.  The sleek square back and seat cushions,  the side pillows, the length.  Well, I picked up this vintage Ethan Allen sofa for a song and knew it would be perfect. I chose a navy chenille blend for a soft touch and a color dark enough to mask stains. 

Then I consulted with my genius upholsterer on how we could raise the height a bit to be more in line with the seat height of today.  With his expertise and my vision we were well on our way to something special.  Take a look at how it looks in the space....

You just can't beat vintage furniture.  You get so much more for your money.  For a fraction of the cost of new, we were able to create a quality and comfortable piece of furniture that will stand the test of time.

I love it!  Don't you?

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Jennifer @ Dimples and Tangles said... Reply To This Comment

Yes, I do! What a stunning makeover!

Yolanda said... Reply To This Comment

LOVE IT!!! You are defintiely a visionary

gibbygoo56 said... Reply To This Comment

I do love it! I had a sofa and loveseat like this back in the day and I loved them. They were a mix of orange, brown and blue on a white/ off white ground. It was love at first sight. I have NO orange in my house right now but to see blue and orange in any room excites me. What about the rest of the room? I'm new here and I guess I didn't see it? I'd love to see more.

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