Split Personality: It's a couch. It's a bed. No matter how you use it, a most versatile piece!

Unveiling my latest restoration is always so exciting!  I am so pleased and smitten with this beauty.  A great MCM day bed, studio couch, settee on a steel spring frame, hairpin legs.  Simple yet stunning.  As found, this piece was improperly stored and had mold issues, missing buttons and worn upholstery.  I knew it was just the piece I could reimagine into a whole new life.  

 As found with issues.  Moldy cushions from being stored in a basement with issues, missing buttons, worn fabric, rusty frame.

As found with issues.  Moldy cushions from being stored in a basement with issues, missing buttons, worn fabric, rusty frame.

The first decision I made was to talk to my upholsterer.  I love to do this stuff myself, but there is also a time to work smarter, not harder.  Plus I felt I could afford to hire him for this piece. He agreed to take on the project and away I went to study the Joybird fabric swatches. 

My criteria for the fabric included soft, pet/kid friendly, luxurious and sturdy.  The first swatch I fell in love with is not available by the yard.  I was really bummed but quickly settled on the Bentley line.  It came in a few colors, not all available for purchase.  I settled on the indigo.  A neutral, more colorful than a safe grey, but not as daring as some pieces I have available now.  I feel the deeper than cobalt shade would go great with golds, blues, kelly green.....the possibilities are endless.  I also felt like the soft velvet would make for a nice napping surface, although I would expect to put a sheet over when using as a bed.   

 Although the original fabric was more of a tweed, I opted for a softer velvet.  More inviting for napping and lounging!

Although the original fabric was more of a tweed, I opted for a softer velvet.  More inviting for napping and lounging!

Well, my vision came to life!  It is amazing!  Beautiful upholstery featuring a tufted large cushion and 2 back pillows which will set against the wall.  Details like piped edges and zipper access to the smaller pillows are exactly as the original.  The frame was sanded and scuffed then painted gloss black.  It is ready for it's new home! 

I envision this piece in a den, spare bedroom or even a nursery!  How many new parents are exhausted, want to nurse and lay with baby without disturbing a spouse?  This piece is stylish enough to be a welcoming piece of furniture that can quickly accommodate the needs of the sleepy!  Couch by day, comfy bed by nap time!  

I should be able to pack this for bus shipping across the country.  Allow a week for my chairish listing to go live, but they can accommodate white glove delivery requests.  As always, I will deliver or meet up in my region including Eastern/Central PA, NJ, NE MD, DE areas.  Reach out to discuss!  See listing here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/476457728/restored-mid-century-hairpin-leg-day-bed  Enjoy a scroll through to see this fabulous piece!