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I posted a little teaser pic of my refinished and reupholstered wingback settee last week but I’ve secretly been dying to share the full image with you!

 Back in August it was my find of the week and looked, I must say, like a raggedy piece of trash when I first picked it up. But I stuffed it into my friend’s SUV with visions of grandeur in my head, knowing I could turn it into something special.

(Doesn’t it look like a dog was chewing on that chair arm??) I immediately knew I wanted to remove the skirt and spray the legs, but it was awhile before I decided which way to go with the fabric. I originally purchased Kravet’s  Bansuri print in Storm with intentions of going the punchy Ikat route…

but ended up sticking with a classic look which allows the settee to be updated any number of ways with various color/style pillows and throws.

I decided to go with black fabric with nailhead trim and because I’m a bit of a fabric…collector (ahem), I actually had 10 yards of a great upholstery weight textured Ebony cotton fabric in my office. So it only made sense for me to put it to use!

Brushed chrome nailheads. 
I’m thrilled with the way it turned out! As with (almost) every piece I buy/refinish, I struggled with whether to keep or sell this one, but I’ve decided to sell it. For now it lives in my eat-in kitchen (and looks pretty fab behind the table, I must say!), but as soon as I can wrangle another photograph, it will be listed for sale in my shop. If you’d love to take it home, drop me a line! Local Atlanta pick-up/delivery available or I can ship it to your location. 


  1. charmaine
    April 16, 2012 at 8:26 am (6 years ago)! Great price too!

  2. Kristen
    April 16, 2012 at 9:10 am (6 years ago)

    NICE! love it

  3. Sing
    April 16, 2012 at 10:38 am (6 years ago)

    What a stunning transformation. I think using black fabric was a good call.

  4. Erika at BluLabel Bungalow
    April 16, 2012 at 11:28 am (6 years ago)

    that initial photo was a hot mess. i remember when i first saw it. so glad you are the visionary that you are 🙂

    i would’ve been game for the ikat, too! the nailheads are pure icing!!

  5. Kim@Chattafabulous
    April 16, 2012 at 12:57 pm (6 years ago)

    Just gorgeous, Dayka. I did the same thing you did – bought some kicky fabric for a pair of slipper chairs and ended up doing them in a velvety mushroom instead. Using the original fabric for pillows instead! Hope you can stop by my blog – I’d love to get your opinion!

    April 16, 2012 at 3:09 pm (6 years ago)

    Holy gorgeousness…..I am in love!
    Awesome Dayka!

  7. Michelle
    April 16, 2012 at 3:36 pm (6 years ago)

    Dayka, you have an amazing eye. Who could have thought that broke down sofa could be so fabulous?

  8. Dayka
    April 16, 2012 at 11:28 pm (6 years ago)

    thanks for the feedback, ladies! it looks so perfect in my kitchen & it’s a great place to sit and read a mag (or peruse blogs!) while dinner is cooking. i might have to change my mind & keep it!! 🙂

  9. Tonia B.
    April 17, 2012 at 1:57 pm (6 years ago)

    Nice transformation! It’s a funny thing. I see these often. I even purchased one and sold it because I didn’t want to go through the trouble of having it reupholstered.

  10. Mrs. Chic
    April 17, 2012 at 2:22 pm (6 years ago)

    lovely! I love seeing how your vision turned out!

    April 18, 2012 at 10:03 pm (6 years ago)

    Oh gawd, with THAT SHAPE? You knew it was a superstar, just get rid of the horrible skirting and give her something to sing about! Woo!

  12. Karla @ {The Classy Woman}
    April 19, 2012 at 11:06 pm (6 years ago)

    All I can say is WOW! You have an eye for furniture, good call on keeping it classic black. I love the nailhead detail! It will sell quickly, great price! 🙂

  13. Pixie
    April 22, 2012 at 9:27 am (6 years ago)


  14. Julia {Pawleys Island Posh}
    May 28, 2012 at 2:24 pm (6 years ago)

    I am so in love with this. You have AMAZING taste and such an edited style. Are the pillows on the settee for sale? This is just so perfect!


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