Some years ago....ten to be exact, I bought a settee. It is a three piece set, a love seat, a Papa chair (with arms) and a Mama chair (no arms). And I purchased it just as you see it here, no seats, no springs, just bare bones.
Now, if I have said it before, you will recall I was raised to believe I could do anything...as long as I have the instructions. Well, as years go by I think I need to add and have the muscles necessary or know where to find someone with them.
So here goes! I am on a mission to get it done! Project Upholster the Settee has begun.
After a little rub with some denatured alcohol I was ready to begin.
Step One: Sinuous springs hooks. I thought this was going to be the easy part. The old wood was like concrete. But after drilling pilot holes with a tiny drill bit I could screw in the hooks.
Step Two: Sinuous springs. I did not EVEN act like I could cut these springs. I got Mr. Lee to help me with this but once cut to the correct size no problems.
Step Three: Tie the sinuous springs together. Oh, easy! At least, once you got the holes drilled to screw the screws into the side.
So here it is Project Upholster the Settee is underway.
Next we drew out templates of the window panels on the back of the seats and bottom seat cushion to have the foam cut to size.
Off to the upholstery shop to buy more stuff: Foam, edge rolls, and some roll batting.
I am a newbie at this so I am approaching it gingerly. I buy what I need for the part I am doing. It is so overwhelming in the beginning. But taking it in steps I know I can do this! Stay tuned!