Teal Tutu and Sofa

She has arrived! Ellie Dawn Ensslin has officially joined the family and will eventually inherit this crazy house creation! It won't be for many, many years, since the place will not be child proof and, heck, I want to play with it for a while! But someday it will be hers and I hope she has as much fun playing with it and reading this blog as I have had putting it all together.

  Her amazingly talented   Aunt Jeni   took this picture of her in her teal tutu. I think it is the perfect image to hang over the sofa in what is quickly becoming the teal/green Dip Room.

Her amazingly talented Aunt Jeni took this picture of her in her teal tutu. I think it is the perfect image to hang over the sofa in what is quickly becoming the teal/green Dip Room.

  It all started with this old faux leather purse I found at the Goodwill. I used the pre-existing corners to dictate the shape of the sofa, so I could utilize the piping. I took a 1x2 and cut out the shapes to create the base of the sofa.

It all started with this old faux leather purse I found at the Goodwill. I used the pre-existing corners to dictate the shape of the sofa, so I could utilize the piping. I took a 1x2 and cut out the shapes to create the base of the sofa.

  After cutting the purse apart, I wrapped it around the blocks of wood.

After cutting the purse apart, I wrapped it around the blocks of wood.

  Then I stapled on side and inserted stuffing to create the seating.

Then I stapled on side and inserted stuffing to create the seating.

  After repeating this, I had two separate sections. I attached them with a couple screws from the bottom piece into the back. The tricky part is matching them up...

After repeating this, I had two separate sections. I attached them with a couple screws from the bottom piece into the back. The tricky part is matching them up...

  The center seems are slightly off, but I was able to adjust them a bit more later. I folded, then glued some of the fabric to cover the back of the sofa. I plan to have it against a wall, but I thought it would be nice to finish it a bit more.

The center seems are slightly off, but I was able to adjust them a bit more later. I folded, then glued some of the fabric to cover the back of the sofa. I plan to have it against a wall, but I thought it would be nice to finish it a bit more.

  And cover up those staples.

And cover up those staples.

  The back came out pretty nicely.

The back came out pretty nicely.

  I repurposed the "feet" from the purse as the legs on the sofa.

I repurposed the "feet" from the purse as the legs on the sofa.

  Also upcycled the old Apple wireless mouse packaging for the coffee table, which currently houses some tiny feathers that I want to use in the house.

Also upcycled the old Apple wireless mouse packaging for the coffee table, which currently houses some tiny feathers that I want to use in the house.

  I am pretty sure the floor will be a checkerboard of these two colors on the left. These are textured paint samples from a big box store. The colors on the right might become pillows. More on all that later!

I am pretty sure the floor will be a checkerboard of these two colors on the left. These are textured paint samples from a big box store. The colors on the right might become pillows. More on all that later!