{Hello & a Couch} – before & after

Well, Hello!!!  Sorry, ive been slacking on the blog posting again, its just so hard to find an extra hour in the day lately!  Im rearranging my schedule next week and trying out a new “routine” hoping that i can get in some more computer time – so hopefully more posts are in our future :)

Anyways, i got this sweet couch and chair a while back and knew it had some potential.  Luckily for me the guy next door to my shop does upholstery, and he did an awesome job!!

I wasnt a big fan of the original tufting and wanted something more casual.   I just had it covered in a painters drop cloth so its super durable, and it looks like linen.  Extra foam was added on the back so the tufting could be covered up.

The only thing that i had to do was paint the wood (Honeymilk by Valspar) and then add the little decorative trim to cover up the staples.  I only burnt my finger about 10 times with the hot glue gun – maybe i should stick to painting?!

I am lovin that scalloped back!

How cute is that?!  Its the most comfy couch ever – i have been taking some breaks on that couch while im at the shop – ssshhhh ;)  My client is coming to pick it up tomorrow – i hope she likes it as much as i do!!


Did you notice the “hello” sign on my barn wood?  One of my sweetest clients ever (Hi Leslie!!) asked me if i could cut letters/words like she had been seeing online.  I never have, but didnt think it could be too hard.  I dont have a tutorial for this, but basically i found a font i liked, had it blown up by kinkos, cut out the word then traced it onto some MDF.  Then i just cut out the word with a jigsaw and painted it.  This one is painted Sherwin Williams “Stop”.   How freaking cute is this sign!!  I am for sure going to make me one in yellow :)

If you want your own “Hello” sign,they will be up for sale in the Sweet Pickins Shop!  (you can choose your color)