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« on: September 13, 2006 05:45:55 PM »

Here is the old ugly couch my boyfriend had when I moved in with him:

So hideous!  But pretty new couches are expensive, so I decided to pretend I knew how to upholster stuff.

I bought about $40 worth of upholstery fabric by the pound, and a bunch of staples for my staple gun.  And, after much cutting and swearing, and many many staples and just a little bit of tacky glue, voila!

Pillows with pretty heather green velvet side out

Reverse side of the pillows:


Here's the pretty fabric on that side:


Here's a flickr with progress pics:
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« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2006 05:53:00 PM »

nice job!

I really like the new look!
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« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2006 05:56:55 PM »

that's great. i love how you made it look more, i guess the term would be "modern", more stream-line less poofy. i don't know. any tips for doing this? i plan on attempting to re-upholster our current couch.
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« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2006 06:16:11 PM »

that's great. i love how you made it look more, i guess the term would be "modern", more stream-line less poofy. i don't know. any tips for doing this? i plan on attempting to re-upholster our current couch.
I took quite a few pictures while working on it.  I'll edit and post them soon ish.

I used the stuffing from the big poofy back pillows for the three big pillows.  And I cut off the poofs on the arms, and used several layers of fabric to cushion against the wood instead.
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« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2006 06:17:24 PM »

i love the reversablility, great job making the best of what you had!
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« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2006 06:22:32 PM »

that's great. i love how you made it look more, i guess the term would be "modern", more stream-line less poofy. i don't know. any tips for doing this? i plan on attempting to re-upholster our current couch.
I took quite a few pictures while working on it.  I'll edit and post them soon ish.

I used the stuffing from the big poofy back pillows for the three big pillows.  And I cut off the poofs on the arms, and used several layers of fabric to cushion against the wood instead.
nice job. The couch definately look way better now.

Will be looking out for your pcitures
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« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2006 09:10:10 AM »

What a makeover! You did an amazing job for a first-timer.
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« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2006 10:06:23 AM »

Awesome! I wish I had the guts to do that, and that the ugly couch and loveseat in my living room were mine and not my mother-in-law's.... no, wait.... That sounds wrong. I don't wish they were mine...
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« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2006 05:47:56 PM »

Wow what a difference!  I think you did a fantastic job on the cover it looks very professional.
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« Reply #9 on: September 16, 2006 09:03:40 PM »

Holy cow, that doesn't even remotely look like the same couch!! Great job. Was your boyfriend pleased with the results?
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