Monday, 20 November 2017

Mid Century Sofa

I find myself smack dab in the middle of cold weather.  The kind where you get a bit grumpy and not particularly inspired.  I've been a bit busy with Miss Kitty's school, so as long as I can make minis parked on the couch at night, its good.  Ask anything more complicated and that's touch and go.

And might I add, taking picture outside in natural light is COLD!! My brick driveway is really cold to lay down on to get a good angle!

There are some projects brewing.  Some stuff to fill my early 2018, but for now, it's mostly finishing the little things in the charity build.  Still no sewing machine.  It will either be Christmas or my birthday at this point....but the desk top computer on which I am typing is facing a slow and (at times) painful death, so I suspect it will be the first item to be purchased. But in a pinch I could hand stitch pillows and a duvet if needed.

Right now I'm pondering a padded headboard.  And I didn't like my attempts at a bathroom sink, so I will buy one next time I'm at The Little Dollhouse Company.  

The Mid Century Sofa

Sooooooooo, the sofa is what happens when you're on Instagram and you follow the feeds of mid century retailers and architectural designers.  I love the sofa and side table combo.  

The sofa is made of 1/8" birch plywood, stained in a dark walnut and sealed with a matte finish.  I styled my room with some new and vintage goodies.  The wallpaper is scrapbook paper that was originally destined for the charity build.  I opted against green for that because people either love or hate green, so I went with blue and white which is more appealing to a greater number of people.  It really is like staging a house to sell.

And then I played around with a few other minis.....

The brie and french bread wrapper are from Paper Minis.  I've been eyeing the french kit for a while and then I saw it all made up on their Facebook page.  Game over.  I caved and ordered it.  The wicker basket was from a kit.  My first attempt at weaving a basket.  No crisp corners, but I'm pretty pleased.  

Today I was at Desseres and they had their DIY Christmas stuff on sale.  Staring at me as I walked in.......another advent calendar.  This one will be for my husband and I to share next year.  This is a totally do-able quick project (or so I tell myself in November 2018 when I haven't finished the mini scene for the middle or done anything else to it).


  1. That is one sexy sofa! Love the upholstery fabric, the design...

    Not sure why, perhaps because I don't have my spectacles on, but my first glance read the French bread bag as mahna mahna.

  2. Love your sofa. And that pretty peach lamp in the corner just pops with it.

    And I'm looking at your pretzel and getting hungry.

  3. A Beautiful setting Kat! Your sofa looks Fab especially when paired with the rectangular glass coffee table and that Terrific looking wallpaper! I'm glad that you kept it for yourself because it is so NOW! The distinct veining on the leaves appears to repeat with the lined fabric on the sofa, both work so well together.

    Congrats on your first attempt of basket weaving! Another success story, but are you dreaming of summer picnic in the park already??? ;D


  4. I can not tell if the sofa or the table is more beautiful, they are both wonderful. Compliments!!!

  5. Great couch Kat. Love the fabric, love the cushions. Cold weather does suck doesn’t it? It can be really draining. By late October, here in Oz, I really start to get blah. Anyway, hope you sort out the sewing machine soon.

  6. I know I already told you this on Instagram, but that sofa makes me swoon! I love, love, LOVE that fabric! And the stain is so perfect for it! Just feeling compelled to tell you again! :O)

  7. Your sofa is just wonderful!

  8. Love all the scenes! Your basket weaving is amazing. I did one basket weaving class. The instructor told us to pay attention after lunch. Mine was going really well - until after lunch. Somehow I dropped various weaves and it all went a little wonky. I still have to finish it. Sigh.