Due to a horrific flea infestation I had to get rid of our couch. It was a tough blow because money is never in abundance in our house. So I started looking on craigslist hoping someone needed to get rid of their nice couch. I happened upon a couch for $20 that came from a pet free and smoke free home. It was ugly beyond belief (see 2nd picture) but I figured that with pintrest's help I'd find a way to make it beautiful. I loaded up the hubby and went to get it. The couch turn out to be a florida couch (very low to the ground and small). I convinced the hubby to pay the $20 and off we went. When we got it in the house the fabric was even worse than I thought. The low to the ground part was not working for me either. I lived with it for exactly 19 hours before I had to change it. I had recently bought some weathered grey wood stain for a table redo. I thought why can't I stain the couch instead of painting it? I went on Pintrest and found a few examples that look like they worked so the stain came out and the paint clothes went on.
The final product. I was pleasantly surprised when the pattern came through in a purple/red color.
The original couch
After I finished the very messy stain job I got the hubby to add some legs. Thankfully I had taken some off a table I saw on the side of the road.
The fabric turned out feeling like outdoor furniture fabric which works well for our messy house...easy cleaning. It is still very comfortable to lay on.
I would recommend this project if you need a cheap way to redo a piece of furniture.