An update on stripping in the den. Hmm that sounds suggestive! We have gotten most of the room done. Honestly, I had no idea it would take us this long. The stripping is a three part process. First, we removed the paint using a large heater, then we went back using a small hand held heat gun to remove more paint, and then the final step is to apply linseed oil, let it dry and then remove all the remaining residue with the heat gun. The final step takes about 2 hours to do 3 feet. We need to finish up the project in the next couple weeks or I might go mad.
The fabric at the bottom was a gift from my sister at Thanksgiving. I love crewel. This piece is totally gorgeous. I am thinking a long pillow to go across the sofa or two pillows.