Hey guys – Well today I’m back with another ::Before & After:: post for y’all! This is really one of my favorites, so I sure hope you enjoy:)

A few months ago I found a beautiful settee at a local antique store and just had to have it! For a while now, I had been looking for a small settee for the end of our bed in our master bedroom. I knew this would work perfectly and at only $100, it was too hard to pass up. The cushion needed to be replaced {or removed} and I also had some plans to paint the piece as well. Here it is sitting in the antique store before I bought it.

I ended up not using the settee in our master bedroom like I had originally planned. It sat in there for a while, but I eventually found a new home for it. I have recently been working on making over our formal living room {this post will be coming soon} and needed more furniture for the space. As much as I loved the settee in our bedroom, I knew it would fit better in the formal living area. Below is the process of what I went through when making over the settee.

Here are a few of my ::inspirations:: for the piece:
Here is my ::before & after:: for the piece:
 { Before }
 { Process }
 { After }

So what do you think?? I am still considering adding a new cushion, but that will come in time. I have brainstormed a few ideas on how I could do it myself, but we shall see… I’m also very excited to show y’all our formal living room makeover as well! More of that to come:) Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend.

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  1. What a pretty settee–the details are great. Right now I think it looks really nice without a cushion. This is a really nice makeover!

  2. OMgoodness it turned out so great! wow love it…..im your newest follower too……love your blog………hugs kat =^.^=

  3. Your settee is gorgeous with all its lovely details. I really like how you’ve styled it without the cushion. What a great find. I’m happy to be a new follower and hope you’ll stop by when you get a chance. Mary Alice

  4. looks fabulous. found you via MMS’s party where i’m partying too. would love to have you as a follower.

    smiles and happy weekend.


  5. This is really spectacular – brilliant make over!
    Your newest follower – would love to have you come by
    and follow back when you can!

  6. Came over from Feathered Nest. Those pillows are to die for! The transformation is really hard to believe. so beautiful!

    Distressed Donna Down Home

  7. Well hello gorgeous!!! I saw you featured at DIY Showoff and immediately ran over. I have a similar settee I have been wanting to give the same finish too. Yours is absolutely stunning. I’m off to pin it right now!

  8. I LOVE painted cane! I dream of finding something like this one day. You did a great job. I have some cane dining room chairs I need to paint. What color paint did you use? Thanks!

  9. Thanks everyone for the sweet comments! I know I’ve gotten a few questions about the paint color but it’s actually about four different colors mixed into one. I also painted many layers of different colors as well and then sanded certain areas to have certain colors come through. I was originally going to write a step by step post, but there were far too many steps! Sorry guys!!!!

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