Turning something gross and ugly into something beautiful is very worthwhile and fulfilling...once it's over. In the midst of it, the process can be extremely unglamorous! The "before" picture flatters this gondola sofa more than it should. What you can't see is the crazy amount of cat hair, dust, dirt, and literal grime.
You might notice another huge difference...the wood! For some reason, it was painted before. We weren't sure if we might have to keep it that way when we bought it. But after Chris took the paint off, we discovered that the wood was solid walnut. A very pleasant surprise! He refinished the front piece and legs, they turned out beautiful.
I love the streamlined modern look that this sofa has now. It's now for sale at Hawthorne Vintage. *SOLD*