Saturday, September 18, 2010

Sofa Finish Fix

This is my hearth area sofa as it looked when I left my house the other day. Please note the condition of wooden frame, especially the corner on the left side of the image.

This is how the corner looked when I returned home a few hours later.

One of my Dobermans decided to lunch on my couch. Almost as bad was that my husband saw it first AND he had already been giving me a little grief about two sofas I had just ordered a few days before for another room. UGGGH!  Right away, I started sanding the s**t out of the area because it was all fuzzy, with splinters sticking out everywhere.

...after more sanding.

After I got it to where I thought the surface was smooth enough,  I brushed on and wiped off Rich Brown Stain and Seal. Here are pics during application.


I needed to apply a darker glaze over the Rich Brown Stain, so I clear coated the area with Aqua Guard as a barrier coat to prevent the darker glaze from biting into the surface and covering up the underlying Rich Bown color. Here is a pic of the clear coat after I applied it, still wet.

After the barrier coat dried, I brushed on and blotted off an American Walnut Stain glaze. When that dried, I applied two coats of polyurethane.


... without flash.

Even though the shape of the corner is more irregular than the other ones, I still think it is hard to tell that the area has been worked on unless you look real close.


Linking to:
Funky Junk Interiors' Saturday Nite Special
The Shabby Nest's Frugal Friday
My Romantic Home's Show and Tell Friday
Finding Fabulous' Frugalicious Friday
Chic on a Shoestring Decorating's Flaunt It Friday
Be Different, Act Normal's Show and Tell Saturday
Under the Table and Dreaming's Sunday Showcase Party
DIY Showoff's DIY Project Parade
Between Naps On the Porch's Metamorphosis Monday

26 comments:

  1. That's a beautiful sofa. Since I got my girls, they have done considerable damage but mostly on outside corners of wall boards. It's discouraging but I convinced myself it added character to funriture pieces. You did a great job on the touch up. No one would ever have known if you hadn't spilled the beans.;)

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  2. You did a fabulous job. It look like nothing ever happened. Lovely sofa. Hugs, Marty

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  3. WOW! I would have not been happy about that. I can't stand for the dog to chew anything up. UGH!

    You did a great job fixing it though. It looks great.

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  4. You did a beautiful job with the finish! Your sofa is all brand new and gorgeous again;)!

    Enjoy!
    Cathy

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  5. Love love love the sofa! It looks perfect!

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  6. I Love that sofa! I would have been just as upset! But you did an amazing job fixing the damage!

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  7. You did a superb job at repairing the damage. I agree, it's not noticeable, even with the picute enlarged. Thank goodness, it was not the leather part, that sofa is gorgeous, looking forward to seeing pic's of new sofa's.

    I need to find out more about the process of the clear coat and stain to repair my guest bathroom door and trim, my son's Lab needed something to chew on.

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  8. That is pretty amazing! You did a great job. Thanks for sharing it on Show and Tell Saturday!

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  9. Oh my gosh, you totally cannot tell! It looks as good as new.

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  10. Perfect job! God Bless Stain and Seal! haha!

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  11. OMG! do you hire yourself out? Because you should! People pay big bucks for this kind of work. Super job!

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  12. What an excellent rescue! You did well. I have a serious case of couch envy now, even with the "invisible" repair.

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  13. Lori, It came out beautiful! The colors look like an exact match. What a great idea to Aqua guard it! I would never had thought of that. Your Dobe got a "get out of jail free card" on this one!Luck for him his Mommy is so talented. Great Job!!!

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  14. Oh no, my doggie was chewing up my furniture for the longest time and I didn't notice till all the legs of my barstools and easy chair were all bit up! Well, at least you were able to fix it so its like new again! Mine's still bearing the scars!

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  15. It look like nothing happened. Good job! I"m a new follower

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  16. You crack me up girl! You can't even see the damage- you have such a good color eye! And the steps you take to make sure everything is done correctly, makes me think you should be a consultant for someone like Sherwin Williams, or Minwax. Amazing job Lori!

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  17. That sofa is beeeeeeeautiful!
    I love it! Where did you find it?
    I want one!

    Hugz, Dolly

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  18. I think you did a fantastic job fixing it. I'm lucky out dog hasn't been a chewer. Now, trash picker is another story!

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  19. Beautiful couch, such detail - I am happy you were able to fix it so well! Looks great! We can do anything can't we!!!!!

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  20. I can't even tell! You did a fantastic job repairing it. We have a puppy so I am on the lookout as much as poosible but know there will be times he will get into something. Pretty sofa!

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  21. You did a great job of fixing that. I love that sofa. Bad dog!

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  22. Good as new!! Aw man I feel so sorry that your husband saw it first. Dang it! I bet he wouldn't have even noticed if you could have fixed it first!! Great work!

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  23. Hi Lori,
    You did a fantastic job fixing that sofa damage!! Really, it blends perfectly! Thanks for stopping by my blog and your comment on my leopard footstool. Nice to meet you! :)

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  24. How did I miss this post (maybe i was in NYcity?)..but it is amazing what you did to fix this back to normal. I agree you could start your own business of repairing high end furniture.

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  25. Omg. my worst nightmare. And i thought cats only did that. Well u did a fabulous job and it looks perfect. I am just loving your decor.

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  26. Really, very impressive work u have done. Thanks for sharing the post.

    Fix my sofa....

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