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Sunday, March 22, 2009

Monday Metamorphis!

Susan at Between Naps On the Porch hosts this Monday Metamorphis. We are to show something we have changed. Years ago, this would have been an every week thing for me. I was always moving things around, changing vignettes...but now, I tend to leave things as I like them.
Now this one though, it a bit unbelievable, even to me!
When we moved into our home, we bought some new furniture. I begged my husband for a couch with a chaise. We found one, right color and with the loveseat with a cushion to a footstool that made a chaise.
Well, we didn't have it maybe 2 weeks, when I knew I hated that thing. It was impossible to get into, and the feet went downward. But, then my life changed...yada, yada, yada...and I just beared with it. Now, with finances being watched more closely, well, a new set is not in the near future.
Ok, I will try to get to the point...but I really have to set the scene. A couple of weeks ago, I had had it with that stupid chaise piece. So, I cut it off!!!
I removed the back portion of the cushion from the cover, cut the foam with a butcher knife and folded and pinned the excess fabric under the cushion.
Voila - love seat with no chaise.
THEN, I called my husband. I told him what I did...he said, ok.
But when he came home, he loved it! It just gives us more room in there, which is a smaller area to begin with.
I would love to find a round ottoman sometime...but again, the economy...so that could be a while.
So....I know it is not the average metamorphis...but here it is!!
Couch with useless chaise.
Couch minus the chaise!

35 comments:

marty39 said...

Wow how brave of you and what a great job you did. I would have never known that there was a chaise attached. I agree. I love it just as a couch. I do so know what you mean, I wanted a new couch too, but for now I have just posted my remake using what I have. I think it's good for the soul to be satisfied with where and what we have. Hugs, Marty

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

you go girl! Wow! and it looks great!

Susan

Nancy W said...

WOW! What an awesome job! Hugs from Conroe TX!

Kathy said...

It looks great! I couldn't quite picture it when you told me about it, but it looks wonderful and I can see how it gave you more room after the surgery was complete!
xo...Kathy

Chandy said...

Wow, that would have killed me to see that; I love chaise! But, if you don't need it, you don't need it... It looks great!

Linda said...

Now that took courage, girl. Way to go! You are right, I can see taht you have more room. Linda

Bo said...

Hi Ceekay...reading your "set up" story, I couldn't begin to imagine the transformation...but WOW! It is amazing what a difference you made & so brave of you to even think of doing it...Bravo! ;-) Bo

Martha said...

Great job -- I would have never thought ot doing that -- so you had what you wanted (and didn't work) and you still have what you wanted!

Congratulations!

A Hint of Home said...

Hard to picture when you told me by phone. I had an idea though and it looks just like it came that way. Much more room and easier for you to use. Great Job!

Cass said...

Well you have courage! How creative to be able to do this, and have it work out so well. I applaud your bravery and your skill!

I think a lot of us are scaling back our plans; I know my plans for a master bath and a new kitchen are "on hold" indefinitely... probably forever, but I am grateful for what we have, and what we can do with that.

Lovely post, thanks!
Cass

Deb said...

This is a true Metamorphosis! And a great one at that! It really look wonderful, great job! Deb

"Blossom" said...

Just like Jewerly remove one item and it can make a difference. I like it as a couch.

marty39 said...

Thanks for stopping by my Met. Mon post and your kind comments. The granite remnant was such a wonderful gift and it really did make such a difference in the kitchen. Thank again, I look forward to your visit. Hugs, Marty

Mrs. G said...

That looks amazing. I always admired those chaise sofas. Your transformation post is a good heads up to avoid getting one. Great job on your redo.

Connie said...

Yep! That was a worthwhile metamorphosis. Great idea...brave idea!!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

I am soooo impressed! I would have been scared to do that, but not only did you do it, it turned out great! Now that's what I call a real metamorphis! laurie

Raggedy Girl said...

I have gone from your description, to the before photo to the after photo and back and forth again and again. I cannot tell that it was ever anything like a chaise. What a brave and incredible job you did.

Have a Marvelous Monday
from the Raggedy Roberta Anne

DesignTies said...

Very brave indeed! Good think you had the kind of chaise with the footstool... made this transformation possible! I like it, though... and I agree with a round ottoman. Love them!

Thanks for dropping in to DesignTies and for commenting on my bathroom remodel. I wish I could give you the faucet, but it doesn't belong to us anymore! ;-) I liked it, too. It made sense to have a pump-looking faucet with a trough-style sink... you know?

Victoria: EdinDesign Interiors @ DesignTies

Heather said...

wow! you are totally brave for trying that! it looks great!

Cathy said...

Hi this is my first time to your site. I see you’re a knife wheedling creative maniac, and I love it! This is the sort of thing I would do. I love how your husband said OK, but ended up seeing your vision. Ya gotta do what you know it right. Thanks it has been a fun visit…..Cathy

salmagundi said...

WOW!! That was so brave of you - I never would have had the nerve to take a knife to a couch. It looks great and seems to fit the space so well. What's next? Isn't it amazing what we can find to do that doesn't cost a lot of money when times are tough?? Have a great week - I'm praying for you. Sally

Lori said...

You were brave! I would have never thought of doing that. I love it as a couch.

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

Wow! I don't know if I would have had the nerve to do that, but kudos to you, it looks great.

The Berry's Patch said...

Amazing Ceekay. It looks perfect. I just love it when you can change things you already have to fit the room.

cherished*vintage said...

Wonderful transformation! I like the challenge of "making do" with what we have. Enjoy your new love seat and the extra space you have now.
-Karoline

Jen r. said...

It looks great! Sometimes the little changes are the best! Jen

Happy @ Home said...

Dang, Ceekay . . . that is one bold makeover you did there. I've got to hand it to you. I would probably never have the guts to do it, but it turned out great.

santamaker said...

Well, little things sometimes make a big difference!
Just looking at your Easter bunnies and tablescapes..how pretty and those are awesome cups and saucers!

Valerie@travelingthrough2 said...

Well it looks great. I like the sequence of events too, very smart calling hubby AFTER it was done,ha!
Valerie

Ashley ~ said...

I just stopped in to say hello and I hope you're feeling well*! Have a great day*!!! _Ashley*

Kim Chalfant said...

Wow, you have more guts than me. But it turned out great. I like it better without the chaise too. Isn't it funny how we see something we think we are going to love only to end up hating it?

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

Thanks for your sweet comment on my spray painted chicken dish. I have visited you site before. I don't know why I don't already have you as a favorite, but I'll remedy that now.

Everyone says how courageous you are to have restyled your couch. However, my step-sister recovered from ovarian cancer; so I know what is your real courage. I've said a prayer for you. God bless.

Miss Janice said...

Nice transformation!

Love Bears All Things said...

Great job!
Mama Bear

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Now that was a brave thing to do...glad you went for it!!! :-) It looks great...as if it was always that way! Great job!
BTW, I am always a dimwit...what kind of treatments are you going through? I'm sorry if you've mentioned this before and I missed it. I hope it's not for something serious.
Susan

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