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Sharing how we gave our old couch a makeover using new sofa legs, new fabric and removing the skirt.

When we recently purchased my parents’ home, we inherited some of their furniture, which was of good quality but not really our style. This sofa was a perfect example.

Old Couch Before Makeover

It is a well-built couch but it didn’t fit into the decor ideas I had for the room. I wanted something a bit more contemporary and in a different color.

How we gave our old couch a makeover

I found a great white fabric similar to Sunbrella that is stain resistant, easily cleaned and reasonably priced! With a tan dog and black cat, that would be the only way I could ever have a white sofa!

New legs gave the couch some height…and pizzazz!

The sofa seemed low, so I also decided to raise it up a bit to give it a bit more stature. I contacted my friends at Osborne Wood, who agreed to provide these lovely sofa legs to give my couch an additional 3″! And then, with these lovely legs, it was obvious that the skirt had to go! (BTW…if you are even thinking about given your couch a makeover, my friends at Osborne Wood are offering the Nourish and Nestle family a 10% discount when you use the code NESTLE10 on any purchase at Osborne Wood Products.)

Legs for Sofa

The legs came unfinished, but finishing them was an easy project, as they were already sanded. I unpacked the box, turned it over and used the empty box as a base for the legs while I applied several coats of stain.

Staining Legs for Couch

We left the skirt off when I had the sofa reupholstered and adding the new legs was easy given the 2″ bolt that was installed at Osborne Wood. It was a matter of unscrewing the old ones and screwing the new ones in! How easy is that?

Finished Sofa

It doesn’t even look like the same sofa now! The exposed legs made such a huge impact! Check out the before again…

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Now I just need to find some pillows for my ‘new’ sofa and some artwork for the walls and we can call it done!

To refer back to this Couch Makeover with New Legs, bookmark this page or pin the following image.

Old Sofa with New Legs

If you liked this sofa “makeover,” you might also be interested in another furniture project, building a console table. Let me know what you think!

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2 Comments

  1. Judy

    March 13, 2020 at 11:25 am

    Your “new” sofa looks great! Did you actually reupholster it rather than slip-cover it?
    If so, will you please post directions on how you did it? Thanks!

    Reply
    • lynn

      March 14, 2020 at 6:53 am

      Hi Judy,

      Thanks! I absolutely LOVE how it looks now. Really hard to tell it is the same sofa.

      I didn’t do the reupholster on this sofa, but I have reupholstered a club chair. You can see the tips I shared for reupholstering that here.

      https://nourishandnestle.com/week-4-orc-reupholster-chair/

      Hope this helps.

      Lynn

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