This was a couch my parent's had been hanging on to upstairs. The glossy wood and fabric just didn't do anything for it. I thought it was an interesting shape though, so yesterday I spent the day sanding and painting it. It looks so fun now! Actually it reminds me of the Anthropologie store that I really used to frequent and love. It really looks better in person.
I had it completely turquoise and then mom suggested
I distress it and let some of the roses show through.
I love it! I can just see someone in an old classic movie, falling back on it in a party dress, putting their hand to their brow and saying, "Give me a cigarette darling!"
PS I don't smoke, nor do I promote the nasty habit...it just seemed to fit.
I forgot to add that this is NOT an antique and it is very cheap craftsmanship,
which you really can't tell from the picture.
I didn't want you guys thinking I rocked-out a family heirloom or anything!