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Member Since: 2/27/10

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Sarika's Studio Apartment
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8/6/10 09:41 PM

ADD here and that's still my sofa. To clear up some misconceptions:

It is not extra deep. In fact, one of the reasons we love it is that it is not as deep as the slouchy couchmonsters you see on the market today.

We didn't change the cushions, other than adding extra down and they are so much more comfortable now.

It did cost more to reupholster this vintage piece than it would have cost to buy a new pottery barn sofa. But it didn't cost nearly as much as it would have cost to buy a REAL new sofa with its down-stuffed cushions, kiln-dried hardwood frame and eight-way-hand-tied construction.

I outlined the costs of such a project in the comments on my original post: http://www.diywithadd.com/2010/06/02/grannys-sofa-gets-a-facelift/

You can find the best quality furniture at charity thrift stores in posh neighborhoods. The society doyennes dump GREAT stuff when they redecorate every five years or so.

Thanks for the great comments! ~ADD


Before and After: From Granny to Glam CasaSugar | Apartment Therapy San Francisco
7/24/10 01:54 PM

ADD again. The "door" is built into an original brownstone window frame. And our deck is outside of that door. We kept the kitchen a galley, rather than moving/enlarging it because we wanted it to stay adjacent to the deck. A low budget informed most of our renovation decisions. We couldn't afford a lot of structural changes. For full-on renovation geeks (like me), here is the parlor level floorplan:
http://www.diywithadd.com/2010/07/16/decorate-my-dining-room-please/a100-1-2/


Before After: Brooklyn Brownstone Galley Kitchen DIY with ADD | Apartment Therapy New York
7/23/10 12:45 PM

ADD here. Those are the original bricks from our 1890's era exterior wall. We did it for budget reasons and also to save the precious inches that framing them out would have lost us. It's only a 75sq foot room, after all. As AT kindly pointed out, you can see more pictures of our kitchen here:
http://www.diywithadd.com/2010/07/01/933/


Before After: Brooklyn Brownstone Galley Kitchen DIY with ADD | Apartment Therapy New York
7/23/10 11:56 AM

Hi. That's my sofa! Thanks for the comments ya'll (even the deliciously snarky ones. Come wander over to my blog: diywithADD.com and check out more of my irreverent makeovers. All best, ADD


Before and After: From Granny to Glam CasaSugar | Apartment Therapy San Francisco
7/22/10 11:23 PM

Love your house. Love your blog even more. Your story about the "chocolate brown" bathroom was hilarious. It made me feel better about the bathroom I just repainted today : ) Your attention to detail is incredible. Kudos Mrs. Limestone! Best, ADD


Stefanie Luke's Brooklyn Limestone House Tour | Apartment Therapy New York
2/27/10 07:31 PM