black and white stripe settee

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Ok guys, the settee is done-zo!

But first, bringing it back to the before.

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That’s right peeps.  I pulled up my big girl panties and went with the stripe even though I thought it might not work.  As much as I love the stripe, I actually think it’s the double welting that’s my favorite part.  It hides all those nasty staples so perfectly!  If you are in need of a good double welting tutorial, check out Centsational Girl’s tutorial.  It’s good stuff.

Even the back got a racing stripe.

I still don’t plan on using it at the foot of the bed in this house since there is just not enough room.  While it was sitting there for a couple of days waiting for me to snap pictures, I can’t tell you how many times Mike ran into it and then threatened to toss it to the curb.  Irritating since I walked around a monster BBQ smoker that hung out in my kitchen for a whole week until he decided to put it together and take it outside, but whatevs 😉
If we get into the new place and it still doesn’t feel right at the foot of the bed, it should be easy to find it a home now that it’s in my fav black and white combo and should easily fit into the other décor.
Nice to have another to-do knocked out before we get moved.
And the good news is, my mom approves.  I always worry about that when I get a piece of furniture passed down to me.  Even if I get the green light I’m all, “crap…. I hope she doesn’t think I’ve ruined it.”  Do you guys ever do that?


  1. Cassie @ Primitive & Proper Avatar

    oh you already know i LOVE it!!! it is perfection, shelley!!!!!!! amazing!

  2. Andrea Avatar

    Wow girl, you dld it! It looks amazing. I'm so glad you added the stripe down the middle. My mom gave me something recently and added "don't even think about changing it!" So yes, I feel you!

  3. LaTonya Johnson Avatar

    It turned out really great! I'm so glad you hung in there. I love that stuck with the gray paint. It looks fabulous!

  4. Mindy Avatar

    Niiiiice. Turned out awesome. And the welting is perfect!

  5. pam {simple details} Avatar

    I LOVE that you kept the stripe down the center, it looks fabulous!! I've always been to chicken to try the double welting, but I'm totally inspired! What a great piece!!

  6. Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door Avatar

    You did an amazing job!!!! It looks fab and the stripe makes it! 🙂

  7. Suzan Sweatman Avatar

    Oh I've been DYING to see this finished – what a spectacular job you've done with this piece-
    I'd love to have it in my bedroom !!!
    Have a great wknd,

  8. Tara {The Silver Lining} Avatar

    It looks gorgeous!! So glad you went with the stripe. I'm always so impressed with your skills. So talented!

  9. natasha {schue love} Avatar

    Wow…I LOVE the transformation!! It's so so chic now!!

  10. Sarah Just The Bee's Knees Avatar

    It looks fantastic!! Hooray for big girl panties!!

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