|Project by MarkTheFiddler||posted 11-15-2012 05:19 AM||1706 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
I just finished stuffing the cushions to the 2 end pieces of a 5 piece sectional. For the next 10 years or so, the sectional will be separated into 2 groups in 2 rooms. I’ll post the other 3 armless pieces when I get those done.
This furniture has a long history with me. When I was 15 years old, I stuffed the original cushions to this piece in my dad’s small plant (Very small – 10,000 sq feet.) There were 3 corner pieces and 5 armless pieces. Barely enough room for all of us to sit. I don’t know where the last corner and two other armless pieces disappeared to.
There were the first pieces of what he called the Durango style. He started to make this style of furniture as a sofa and loveseat combination. He ended up selling about 1000 pieces of this style. It’s hard to count. Those days were a blur. I actually ended up with a sofa and loveseat that I gave to my mother in law. They are gone now because they were tossed when she passed on.
These pieces were reupholstered 2 other times. Once by me about 25 years ago and once by my mother 12 years ago. Mom has decent knowledge of upholstery but not great so they didn’t turn out quite right. Good enough but not quite there.
My sister, the cat lover, had it for the last few years of it’s previous life. God Bless her but cats….. Lots of cats….. lots of disinfecting the wood with clorox.
Then she tossed the whole thing out into her leaky Houston shed. I brought it home and stacked most of it int the garage. This one piece I left with the fabric intact so I could get an idea. The only problem was – it was all wrong. I had to refigure out the curves and how to make fabric mold to the back after I padded it correctly. Old memories from the day this piece was designed from the ground up came back. After the first sectional part was made 35 years ago, it became a pattern. I had to remember the one time from my childhood.
Anyhow, get a load of this poor thing.
Yes – the wood is sterilized and clean now. Aside from the frame and metal springs – everything went into the trash.
-- Working on my home for 2 years and counting.