When I was first approached by this client, she was asking if I could recover her newer furniture to look more vintage.
I replied that with new wood legs and vintage inspired fabric, her pieces would indeed look more mid-century. But as you can see, her pieces were in really good shape. Kind of a waste to reupholster perfectly good newer furniture, though it was, of course, her decision to make.
About a month later, the same woman contacted me to say she found this sofa on Kijiji, and was going to sell her newer furniture to finance reupholstery of this vintage piece, which would have otherwise ended up in the landfill. Woo hoo! The ultimate win/win!
So, I am currently at the stripping stage, and here’s what I’ve found:
Updates on this piece in a week or so, stay tuned!