Inglewood Craftsman Home

Restoring our 1906 home in Inglewood CA on a budget

New/Old Mission Style Couch

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Craigslist once again yielded fantastic results with this Mission-style couch in green! I love how the muted green color of the fabric pulls out the tones in the hand-painted hearth, the steamer trunk coffee table, and the walls in the library.

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This couch replaced the hand-stenciled hide-a-bed sofa I’d made in our last place, and I was a bit sad to see it go, though I knew it didn’t fit the aesthetic here as well as the new couch. This new one is more spacious and does a great job pulling the pieces of the room together. The cushion covers all come off for washing.

The arms had some deep scratches in the finish, but they’re now mostly disguised. I used Restor-A-Finish and some wood filling markers to match the colors (three colors, to be exact, in order to match the grain appropriately). I’ve now used Restor-A-Finish on several other items, including the beautiful vintage Singer sewing machine table you see pictured here. I’d definitely recommend it so far; it even removed water stains and rings from the sewing machine table.



The couch cost $70 plus the $30 to rent a Home Depot truck to transport it in! Not bad for a perfectly matched couch with no problems whatsoever!


Author: Morgan | Culture | Meredith

Morgan Meredith writes about mental health, travel, and tech, based on her own experiences. Morgan left her job at a tech startup in 2017 to travel the world, and hasn’t stopped! She’s passionate about making travel as accessible for people with mental health challenges as it is for those who are nerotypical. She is also an outspoken advocate for destigmatizing mental health. Morgan received an MFA from Washington University in St. Louis, and a BFA and BA at Bradley University. Hire Morgan for your project or speaking engagement at

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