I've always loved old French Provincial sofas. My parents have had a lovely French Provincial sofa since I was born and I knew that one day, when I had a home with a beautiful living room, I'd have one too.
I think when people picture French Provincial furniture, fancy and impractical comes to mind. However, with the introduction of Shabby Chic by Rachel Ashwell, Rustic Elegance by The Willows, French Country Cottage by Courtney, and the like, these vintage furniture pieces can be updated to be practical and beautifully casual.
I asked the very talented ladies at The Willows in Phoenix, AZ to find me one of these vintage French sofas and work their magic to give it new life. Boy, did they ever deliver!
Just check out this fabulousness~
The upholstery was recovered in a taupe linen burlap fabric.
The wood was refinished in Annie Sloan chalk paint.
I'm so thrilled with this sofa, I can hardly stand it! And the great thing about having a vintage sofa re-done verses buying a new one--the vintage sofas are built like iron!
I really love this room. It makes me sigh to think of what it will look like one day when the rest of the decorating layers get completed.
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