In my days as a young'un, my 'rents bought this awesome Cargo furniture.
This furniture was pretty expensive aparently.
My Mom changed the cushion covers many times through the years.
And so this lovely wooden furniture stayed with our family through 20+ years. From Ft. Worth, TX to Findlay, OH to Fredericksburg, VA.
One day, it ended up in the garage.
Unloved. Unused. Unappreciated.
Mom tried unloading the furniture. But she just wouldn't let it get away without a price.
Well, as you know, I've recently started to find some beauty in some of the old, unloved, loney furniture in the world. Could the Cargo furniture have some potential?
I'll let you be the judge.
All in 100*+ weather! Lovely!
The brand was Wagner, I believe.
We did this because this is a BIG project...too big for having to use 20+ cans of $5 primer by Kilz. Not gonna happen.
Now, the paint. Again, used the paint sprayer....LOVE it!
I used Olympus brand paint in Almond Paste.
The Fabric Guru. There is a Clearance section online. The fabric I chose was flawed at the edge, so it was super cheap. I was confident it wouldn't be a problem, so I got something like 13 yards for $70 after tax and shipping. Around $5 a yard is an awesome deal!
I have to recognize my Mom now because I really didn't help with the sewing of the cushions. I just don't really know that much about sewing, plus my machine is awful. She didn't seem to mind doing it. It was a bit of a frustrating project at times because she had to start over and buy more fabric and stuff...but after all was said and done...it all turned out!
Of course, I glazed the furniture. Ex-hau-sting! But so worth it.
You ready for pics?! Cause I am!
Hold your breath....
And you know what? I'm happy for it to be a part of my little family.
I had a very happy childhood.
Lots of memories created while these couches sat and watched.
They're happy to be out of the garage.
And I'm happy to have some space in there.