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« on: January 29, 2009 09:20:28 PM »

After much delay, I finally got around to redoing the couch for my son's room. We've got a monkey theme going on, so I went with a monkey fabric. My original plan was to remove the somewhat ugly original dark green fabric, and then staple the new fabric on. However, after much thought, I decided to just scrap that idea and wrap it up much the way I would a present. I stapled it quite a bit, and added some foam to the seat section, as it was becoming uncomfortable. I admit I did not do the best of jobs, but as my partner pointed out, the couch is on it's last legs anyhow.

Here's the couch after I attacked it:



The fabric I used is rather soft and probably not the best kind for furniture. I spend a lot of time on this couch, feeding my son or reading him bedtime stories, and the rough fabric was very irritating on my skin. Such a relief to cover it up with something soft and monkey! Speaking of which, this is a close up of the fabric I used:



I don't have a good picture of the way it used to be, because for some reason it didn't photograph well. Perhaps it was just so unsightly, that the camera couldn't bear to focus on it properly... Or maybe I'm just lazy :p
It was a dark green, with little yellow and red stitches all over it in a sort of floral kind of way. The middle section is two seats, but does not have removable cushions. It was second second hand, with some cat and age damage.

I'm rather pleased to report that it is now comfortable and nicely soft to the touch, which was my main goal Cheesy
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« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2009 01:57:07 AM »

That couch cover is adorable! I love monkeys! I've viewed this like three times now. It seems to be something simple that anyone can do--lol but not me. How long did it take you?
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« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2009 04:45:20 AM »

Wicked!  I may craft, but I dont do furniture recons or recovers.  It looks like too much for me.  Yours looks great so dont knock your monkeying abilities!
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If it had grown up, it would have made a dreadfully ugly child; but it makes rather a handsome pig, I think.
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« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2009 03:33:33 PM »

That couch cover is adorable! I love monkeys! I've viewed this like three times now. It seems to be something simple that anyone can do--lol but not me. How long did it take you?

Sure you can! It took me about an hour. I had my partner distract my son while I did it, otherwise it probably would have taken a lot longer. The great thing about working with staples, is if you mess up, you can just remove the staple and try again. That is, as long as you don't cut the fabric up too much first.

Wicked!  I may craft, but I dont do furniture recons or recovers.  It looks like too much for me.  Yours looks great so dont knock your monkeying abilities!

hehe thank you so much! If you decide to give it a try, why not start small, like with a chair instead of a couch? That's what I did... It's easier then it looks!
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