I can't resist a great piece of carved furniture. It
I have no idea of the age of this settee, but by the numbers of holes in it, I would venture to say it was old and obviously had been refinished and stripped at least a couple of times.
I just wanted to make a settee or bench out of it so my husband took plywood and cut a seat to fit.
He did leave these two little reinforcing wedges to keep the strength and integrity intact. They will not be noticeable if and when there is a cushion made for it.
I did purchase some soft molding from Lowe's that was pretty bendable so he could go over the gazillion nail holes from previous upholstery tacks. Then he had to paint it to tie everything together.
Pardon our work space. Not a pretty sight, but some beautiful things emerge from this spot in our garage. You can see it was missing the seat altogether and no back either. Basically it was just a shell. My husband elevates everything onto his work surface so he can work at a better height for his back.
You can see why he didn't exactly have the same vision as I had and he sure is glad it's finished. I hope you love it as much as I do. My husband deserves a big round of applause. I am sure he wanted to cart it out to the curb (in fact, I am positive of that or maybe some fire wood?) Thanks for stopping by.
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