Letting Go

Good Saturday Morning sweet blogging friends.

Today's post is about letting go of a vision and moving on to see what might work next!

As many of you know I have been trying my hardest to make the tiny corner of my living room into a dining area.  

The answer seemed to be going in the direction of a banquette.  

Inspiration picture from Ballard Designs

This was my first attempt.  Just was not what I was wanting.  Sooooooo.......

I found this piece for $40 dollars on Offer Up.  Terry thought he could cut it down to fit the spot and we would work from there.

It easily came apart for Terry and his trusty tools to try and make it fit in the space.

Re making the back pieces to fit.

Adding new fun legs to the base looked great too.
I was excited this might work.


I started to add the foam pieces to cover the wood.

This is where we ended up.  NOPE!!!

With adding fabric in a neutral and then thinking about painting the legs and base just was not felling right. 

It looked like a booth in a restaurant and not what I had envisioned.

This is where I am at now. 

I have thought about adding some kind of wall ship lap or find an antique head board etc. to make this look more finished.

It just was not going to be what I envisioned.   I also want this to be comfortable to sit.

So my new vision is to find a settee for this space against the wall and then maybe a couple of fun chairs.

This is my friend  Des's loveseat/settee.  This is an inspiration photo for me to find just the right settee.  I have always loved this piece she has in her home.

This is another inspiration photo from Miss Mustard Seed Interiors.

I love this piece she did with her chippy paint technique.  I love the deconstructed look of this piece too.

I found a talented girl in Michigan near the shops I love to frequent. I contacted her and she said she would work with me on  a slipcover over a settee. 

I also reached out to my slipcover angel Lisa from Fabric's 8 for a price quote for her to make one too.

I just have to find the right settee.

I love the box pleat on this with some of the fun leg showing.


This is a sample of a settee I can buy on line fairly inexpensive and then have a slipcover made for it.




This is one of the looks I could get too.

Now I just have to find the right settee.  I wanted to get one already done but The Found Cottage where they carry a lot of these pieces have sold all of what they had.  :(  

I will hunt down a small settee and then see about having a slipcover made for the piece.
I think this will be the best solution for this small corner space.

Stay tuned I will keep you updated on what I might find.

If any of you know of anyone that is selling a slipcovered settee like my inspiration pictures please let me know.

I have exhausted all my connections here of shop owners etc. to find one already done.  

I think I am going to have to find a settee on line and then have a slipcover made for it.

Good News!!!! Pottery Barn called and they set up delivery of my new sectional for next Saturday.
Yeah!!!! Hopefully then this room will begin to feel like a cozy spot in my house.

Have a good weekend.
Hugs to all of you.
Kris