Katie and Cooper's Boston area living room after a furniture revival! (above)
Received an email from my very goood friend Katie who lives outside of Boston with her husband Cooper and their two adorable children. I've known Katie for years...she's always been smart and savvy and resourceful in everything she does...now she has proven this with a home decor dilemma she recently faced - reviving some vintage furniture to make it part of her lovely home.
Here's Katie's email:
Great hearing from you! We need to make a plan to see each other! I am enjoying your site a lot and it is great to connect with you!
Here is something for your site. I also have a kitchen renovation I can send. Use this if you want, and if not, no problem. Here goes...
We have a fairly small living room and over the years we have acquired petite vintage furniture from here and there that seems to suit the room. Below is a vintage sofa we purchased on Craig's List for $200. We also have great-grandma's love seat and the funky slipper chair that was in my mother-in-law's attic for years.... no one wanted it because it was so... small. We love the lines and legs of these pieces but we needed to tie them together somehow! "
KATIE'S SOFA BEFORE
"Next, we updated the old brown vintage sofa with a soft celery velvet and bold floral accents from the slipper chair.
The love seat was the biggest challenge, but we found a bold strip that added a certain freshness to the room.
When it all came together, we accomplished what we set out to do, by making what was once old, new again."