Cottage Couch and Chair Reupholstered - Awesome

sochiAugust 12, 2014

Well I do what I'm told! I had the mid century couch reupholstered in an indigo fabric to match the blue indigo stripe in the Hudson Bay Company's Points Blanket, and I love both pieces. Thanks Gardenweb! Pal was right - the couch was/is very well made and well worth the investment of reupholstering. Have a look at the before and after shots. I've included a Group of Seven style painting by a local artist I know as the indigo colours play perfectly with the painting. A little modern indigo Canadiana all around for this cottage.

Please overlook the clutter, my living is quickly filling up with cottage furniture!






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mtnrdredux_gw

Wonderful! Are you able to use the cottage yet?

    Bookmark   August 12, 2014 at 3:41PM
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sas95

That looks fantastic!

    Bookmark   August 12, 2014 at 3:52PM
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allison0704

Gorgeous!

    Bookmark   August 12, 2014 at 3:56PM
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lynninnewmexico

Great choices! Love the painting, too.
Lynn

    Bookmark   August 12, 2014 at 3:57PM
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tibbrix

Wow! Really great!

    Bookmark   August 12, 2014 at 3:59PM
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powermuffin

Looks perfect!
Diane

    Bookmark   August 12, 2014 at 4:50PM
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cozyplace

Really nice~enjoy your cottage :)

    Bookmark   August 12, 2014 at 5:12PM
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ttodd

Oh how cool!!!!

    Bookmark   August 12, 2014 at 5:50PM
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Holly- Kay

Love it!

    Bookmark   August 12, 2014 at 6:07PM
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Fun2BHere

I love the Hudson Bay blanket upholstery on the chair and the sofa looks terrific in indigo. Great choice!

    Bookmark   August 12, 2014 at 6:10PM
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palimpsest

It's much better than attempting a half measure, isn't it?

I lived for a few years with a mid-century sofa with an auction lot number written on the upholstery with a Sharpee, and one Milo Baughman chair in original tattered fake fur and one in blue 1990s traditional fabric. So I think it's better to either bite the bullet or wait to until you can bite the bullet rather than compromise with some interim measure.

    Bookmark   August 12, 2014 at 6:14PM
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Jules

Beautiful and so cool. Love the combo.

    Bookmark   August 12, 2014 at 7:38PM
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gsciencechick

These turned out so great! Wow.

    Bookmark   August 12, 2014 at 8:50PM
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sochi

Thanks everyone. Yes, you're absolutely right Pal.

The points blanket chair probably doesn't make much sense to most of you, but this blanket is iconic here in Canada. Short of having a Mountie or red maple leaf on a chair I don't think there is anything that more powerfully evokes Canadian history, geography, the outdoors, forests, waterways and canoeing for the average Canadian. So a good fit for our cottage and something I've wanted since I researched a rustic modern DAT thread here a few years ago. I'm just thrilled with how it turned out.

Mtn - argh, no. I'm not at all thrilled with the pace of things and I'm pissed at both the GC and the architect at the moment. Fingers crossed for the end of August.

    Bookmark   August 12, 2014 at 8:54PM
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jakabedy

That's perfect!!

    Bookmark   August 12, 2014 at 11:50PM
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kswl2

I love the points blanket upholstery, sochi--- it looks fresh and nostalgic all at the same time! And the navy sofa is the perfect counterpoint. Great choices and they came out beautifully!

    Bookmark   August 13, 2014 at 1:33AM
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arlosmom

Fabulous! I especially LOVE how the sofa came out. It has great lines.

    Bookmark   August 13, 2014 at 5:41AM
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Annie Deighnaugh

Well done! Excellent choice!

    Bookmark   August 13, 2014 at 7:32AM
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sameboat

Oh wow! I LOVE all your pieces! That came out beautiful. Really beautiful. It's making me want to rethink my style a bit here...uh oh.

    Bookmark   August 13, 2014 at 7:37AM
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kaijutokusatsu

Very nice! However, the nap is reversed on the third cushion.

    Bookmark   August 13, 2014 at 7:39AM
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Oaktown

Brilliant. Love the lines of your furniture.

    Bookmark   August 13, 2014 at 9:58AM
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indygo

Gorgeous!

    Bookmark   August 13, 2014 at 10:12AM
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outsideplaying_gw

I just love the navy sofa with the chair. Not at all what I would choose for me, but definitely will be gorgeous in your cottage.

    Bookmark   August 13, 2014 at 12:05PM
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ediej1209

I love how that blue really emphasizes the couch's lines, much more so than the original color did. And the chair just looks so inviting! Great job.

    Bookmark   August 13, 2014 at 12:49PM
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WMA89

I love the blanket as upholstery on the chair, and the indigo sofa fabric was a perfect companion choice! So glad you decided to do them both. I can't wait to see the rest of your space!

    Bookmark   August 13, 2014 at 1:01PM
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sochi

Thanks everyone!

kaijutokusatsu - I noticed that in the pictures, it has been corrected, thanks!

    Bookmark   August 13, 2014 at 2:20PM
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Errant_gw

Both pieces look great :)

    Bookmark   August 13, 2014 at 3:40PM
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Lyban

Oh that is beautiful Sochi. I understand exactly where you are coming from.
Another Canadian here with a HB Blanket that my brother gifted me on my 60th Birthday.
And I just bought the HB Beach Towel. I gifted myself for that one.

Did you use two blankets for the chair or can you buy the wool in yardage.

    Bookmark   August 13, 2014 at 10:49PM
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sochi

Thanks lyban! I don't think you can buy the wool by the yard, so I bought a king size off kijiji for $150 and had it cleaned, then used my existing queen sized blanket that I don't use that much on the chair. My sister gave me the queen sized one as a wedding gift. Although I was at first reluctant to cut it up I felt that it would get a lot more visibility and use as an awesome chair. She is happy, I'm happy, and I still have a HUGE king size points blanket to use on the bed in winter.

What a special birthday gift from your brother! The beach and bath towels went on sale this summer - first time I've ever seen them on sale! I bought four bath and two beach!

Of course this is my ultimate HBC dream ...

This post was edited by sochi on Wed, Aug 13, 14 at 23:30

    Bookmark   August 13, 2014 at 11:29PM
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Lyban

Oh, wouldn't that canoe be just the thing for your cottage.
You are an enabler, I did not know there were bath towels, I just bought myself one beach with the sale price. I washed it after receiving it yesterday and I am not so sure about the quality, but I don,t care because I love the look.

    Bookmark   August 13, 2014 at 11:53PM
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lazydaisynot

Just gorgeous! I recognized the Hudson Bay motif right away even thought I grew up in Michigan. We had some at our "up north" cabin. Ah, those were the days.

    Bookmark   August 14, 2014 at 12:28AM
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tomatofreak

WOW! Your style is **my** style! When can I move in? No kidding, of all the pics posted on this site, yours are the ones that ring my bell. And remind me that I need to get going and reupholster my chairs and sofas... ;-)

    Bookmark   August 14, 2014 at 1:25PM
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bethpen

I just LOVE it! Both pieces look wonderful. Great job.

    Bookmark   August 14, 2014 at 8:58PM
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Laurie

I love how it turned out! The indigo fabric of the couch goes perfect with the chair. The wood on the furniture & the fabric colors look great with your flooring, too.

    Bookmark   August 16, 2014 at 10:32PM
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rockybird

I LOVE it! Great choice on colors! They look great. I have mcm chairs I need to get reupholstered...you are inspiring me. And seriously, that canoe is awesome!

    Bookmark   August 17, 2014 at 1:34AM
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akl_vdb

From one Canadian to another, love it!

    Bookmark   August 17, 2014 at 4:21AM
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