Sofas, Pillows and Redone Lamps

A reminder again to visit my pinterest page for more than 13,438 photos and 10,248 followers. All the photos I post on here are on there, actually many, many more that I'll never get on here. It's a real treat to have so many beautiful photos on one spot to just ogle over. I know you'll love seeing them. I search the internet diligently finding them to post.

Two things I've come to realize lately:
1. A best friend is one who will listen to your potty habits and lament with you.
2. Also, only a great grandmother will spend $2.28 to send her great grand daughters a 68¢ package of M&Ms!

Since I post a lot of other homes and rooms, I thought I'd post my living room again today. It's a relatively small house at 1800 sq. ft., but even small houses can be made to look lovely and somewhat elegant—not saying mine is at all though, but pretty and comfy, to us anyway. I've switched the furniture from our family room back to the living room as I love this sofa more than any other. I made those side pillows out of some of the leftover fabric in which I had some chairs reupholstered many years ago. I had so much I eventually gave it to a friend as I doubted I'd ever make anything else out of that gorgeous fabric. The pillow in the middle I just made out of some drop cloth canvas, added a ruffle in a mini-rose fabric and added a little crown key chain sent to me by a member of an eBay group I had several years ago. I took it off the key ring and sewed it onto the pillow in the center. I rarely let anything go to waste around here if I can reuse it glamorously!

I stenciled a fleur-de-lis on two of the corners.

And here's a closeup of the little key chain crown. Easily sewn on and proudly announces that I am the Queen of this home! Just ask th' hubs and he'll agree posthaste. ;-)

I switch lamps around in this house frequently. This is one I redid with a new shade and added feathers, some Christmas beads in clear, white and red and a red ribbon flower I made many years ago. I reuse a lot of stuff around here. I usually try to get the other decorations off with a heat gun but I was afraid I'd set the ribbons on fire this time so I bought a new lamp shade at Wal-Mart. I have taken things off with a heat gun but I'd never try it with feathers. They'd catch fire for sure.

Here's a closeup of it. You can see on the bottom left I still have the rubber bands on the garland till I can find a way to keep them from unraveling (low on my priority list at the moment).

Here's a close-up of the shade. It's a $15.00 bell-shaped shade and a bargain at that price. I'll sometimes find lampshades at the thrift stores I can redo. I find a lot of lamps at the thrift stores also and bring them home, paint them white and voilà, like new. No matter what they looked like underneath—and some of them were pretty ugly—I can make them beautiful. An avocado ceramic one is now in our bedroom in white with decals on it. This one was metal and I painted it white and look how good it looks. Amazing what you can do "on th' cheap"!

An absolutely stunning elegant room, out of my price range, but I love the arrangement of furniture in it. I'd have pink on the walls of course. Pink just makes me feel good. I just love the color and I look good in pink. ;-)

A Charles Faudree room again, French style of course. He's one of the masters at doing French decor. Also, notice the mix of patterns he uses. I'm all for that. I love having different patterns in a room. Those flowered chairs especially appeal to me.

Mario Buatta. Another showcase home. I love his use of vivid colors and chintz.

Just an elegant, yet basically simple, room designed in a French style.

While the colors may be a bit wild, I get excited when some homeowner is as brave as I am with color. Love this room!

Mark Hampton is another favorite of mine. I guess you could say I tend more towards the traditional homey style.

Another French style room that is truly gorgeous while being in the range for most of us.

Anthony Baratta. I cannot say enough about his clean, fresh, bright rooms. He is just fantastic with his designs. They always touch my heart. I absolutely love this room and would live in it without a second thought.

A gorgeous very unpretentious room. The stone fireplace is a beauty and I love sofa tables behind sofas. My living room doesn't have enough room so my sofa table is on an opposite wall holding treasures of mine.
Linking up with Pink Saturday.

Jubilee Furniture weekly post for Friday, December 27, 2013

Greetings!  Though Christmas fell smack in the middle of a work week – we, at Jubilee Furniture, worked overtime to make sure there’d still be an amazing selection – as all of our wonderful customers have come to expect (and we don’t like to disappoint!).

We don’t have much Christmas-related décor left – but what’s still available will be rung up at 75% off the price marked.

Since we’re only open two days each week (Fridays from 1 to 8 and Saturdays from 9 to 4) we rarely close due to holidays – so hope you’ll find time to head out/over and see what’s “new” at Jubilee Furniture!

What follows are photos of some of what was donated this week:

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we received a fabulous donation from the Harrah’s Hotel of 12 of these Grand Manor side chairs.  They have great lines and are a wonderful color – some wear (especially on the arms) – priced $60 each

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fantastic Lazboy sofa priced $135

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this is an excellent leather sofa by Cheers.  Both ends recliner.  Donor was recently married and combined households and this sofa was one too many.  Priced $475

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gorgeous chairs by Craftmaster – there’s a single chair priced $140 and then a chair and ottoman for $175

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two piece leather sectional in great shape (the second photo shows dirt on the corner from moving it that wipes off which I should have done before taking the photo – sorry) priced $150

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the other thing donated by the Harrah’s Hotel were ten of these armoires by Fleetwood Fine Furniture.  They have three big drawers; a clothing rod and then space for a TV (add shelves to give you more storage space).  They’d make a perfect closet for a room without one.  Priced $95 each

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I am totally in love with this three piece sectional by Bassett.  It’s comfortable and has a wonderful shape.  It’s a complete reupholster job – or a professional cleaning and then reupholster the seat cushions (since they’re the only part that has rips).  Priced $60 knowing you’ll have to do some work on this one – but so worth it (in my humble opinion)

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lovely dresser w/mirror (still on a dolly) priced $60; matching desk for $40

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okay – stay with me on this one.  It’s a fully adjustable computer station which includes a power strip and a holder for your tower.  Again – every shelf adjusts to whatever height you want.  Very space age looking and fun.  Priced $60 and we have two of them

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wonderful pine corner storage unit priced $65

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square glass top with metal base dining table priced $125 and it’s in perfect condition

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oversized denim chair – which has faded (a lot) – priced $40

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this micro-suede sofa and the next one you’ll see are very similar but this one is much more tan/beige and the next one greenish.  This one also has two major stains that – at a glance - look like the micro-suede is rubbed in a different direction (until you try to rub it another way and realize it’s a stain) – but otherwise in great condition.  Due to the stains I felt like I could only price this one $40 though

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micro-suede sofa #2 – also known as the greenish one – also in good condition – I noticed one small mark on the seat so priced higher than #1 at $75

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oh man – I couldn’t stop looking at and touching this HUGE square patchwork leather ottoman – I should have measured it (sorry) but trust me it’s big.  It’s also in great condition and is priced $135

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sweet velvet Sealy brand sleeper loveseat – doesn’t look so pink in person – priced $55

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Also a Sealy brand two piece sleeper and chaise – some minor wear (and a few stray dog hairs)– priced $125

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this is a GORGEOUS antique oak cupboard with amazing convex glass – priced $395

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Room & Board sofa – small rip in fabric (more like the threads coming apart but I guess that’s almost the definition of a rip isn’t it) priced $150

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Bauhaus side chair and matching sofa – both in good condition – chair is priced $55 and the sofa is $95

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here’s ANOTHER fabulous ottoman – this one is smaller than the massive leather one (but still a fairly good size) and covered in this gorgeous floral fabric.  I did notice several stains (not sure how easy they would be to remove since the fabric seems like silk).  Priced $65 (me want all the ottomans)

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small, sweet pine writing desk – priced $40

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this seven drawer lingerie chest is amazing – priced $165

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great hunter green dresser (with maple top) and mirror priced $125

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this is a very nice cloth, plaid sleeper sofa – priced $165

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this three piece Room & Board sectional is missing a fourth piece (see how that one end in the first photo doesn’t have an arm?) and absolutely needs to be professionally cleaned.  That said, there are no rips – so a $150 cleaning for a R&B sectional priced $40 is still a steal (and you could add an end table to that one end so it doesn’t look so awkward)

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wonderful writing desk priced $115

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this is a FABULOUS retro Magnox radio and recorder player (both work) disguised as a lovely piece of furniture - priced $175 (speakers on the side)

And so, dear reader, we find ourselves at the end of another Jubilee Furniture weekly update post and though I’ll see you here again next Friday – once every twelve months I get to say… 

See you next year (oh so corny – I know)!

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