Tuesday, February 25, 2014

pretty little settee

Hello there, pretty little settee. I don't usually find good steals like this one ($20!). But one day last summer, I was driving and spotted it at a garage sale, couldn't stop thinking of it, and turned around to get it. Oh the potential it had! It didn't fit in the car I was driving, so I called my sister who also loves a good makeover, and luckily she was nearby and it squeaked into her hatchback. And the best part? My sister offered to give it to me as my birthday gift. So it actually wasn't even $20. It was free!

Although it definitely has vintage, shabby-chic charm as-is, I can't help but wonder what it has seen in its lifetime. It needs some refreshing.

Should I stick with velvet, perhaps a grey, like this beautiful settee from Nickey Kehoe?

Or this lovely geometric Dwell Studio fabric, Casablanca Geo, Citrine.

I'm loving these stripes too, as seen on Little Green Notebook

All would look great in my living room! And as a prop for photos. Now to decide the fate of this pretty little settee...any input is welcome.


Kristen, pajama mama said...

i think with the more ornate legs, i would stick to the solid velvet. love it's original color, too. great find!

Joelle Segal said...

Thanks Kristen! I was leaning toward that option too. And maybe painting the wood parts white?

jess said...

i also love the idea of solid velvet - less trendy and more classic. i think it will stand the test of time! gorgeous settee.

Joelle Segal said...

Thanks for your input, Jess!