For $75, I was able to do a quick and inexpensive sofa refresh!
We just moved.
I don't know about you, but when I move, I want to mix things up a bit in the new house. Even if we had stayed in the old home, I was ready for a change.
Much of my furnishing were bold and very colorful and I'm looking for a bit more ‘calm' in my world lately.
So, we are getting a good bit of it reupholstered.
But…I can't get it ALL reupholstered…hubby just really doesn't appreciate having lovely furniture at the expense of food on the table…go figure.
In any event, I have to make some of it ‘work' for the foreseeable future or until I win the lottery.
This sofa is one that needs to ‘work' for a bit.
It's in OK shape and it isn't too busy…but just check out those saggy cushions! 😱 I mean…it is about 23 years old and those were the original cushions…so I guess I can't be too surprised. And it's funny…I just never noticed quite how saggy they were until the sofa was placed in the new house. I think we just kind of ‘stop noticing' when we see the same thing every day.
Just like how a new bra seems to improve everything, so it is with this inexpensive sofa refresh! Giving my cushions a new, firmer filling makes the whole sofa just seems a bit ‘perkier'! 😂 (I'm sorry, but you have to admit that the analogy really does work here!)
I took my cushions to our upholstery store, one that also cuts foam, and they measured and cut the foam for free. The new 5″ foam and batting together ran about $75…which isn't bad for a quick sofa makeover.
Then I used spray glue to adhere the batting to the foam…leaving both sides and the zipper side without batting. (Definitely take the foam outside to spray…you don't want that stuff inside your home.)
I always have helpers…(btw…she's not as mean as she looks. For a kitty that looks like Scar, she's a complete sweetheart!)
So here's a side by side comparison during my sofa makeover:
And with my perkier sofa, I was finally motivated to get some pictures hung! So I guess we are officially staying put for a while. (but in looking at this photo, I think I need to lower the picture on the far right…what do you think?)
This is one of those things that I am now saying, ‘why didn't I do this sofa makeover sooner?' It really such makes a big difference…don't you think? Seventy-five dollars well spent in my book!
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