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Topic: So I recovered my $20 garage sale sectional.  (Read 9972 times)
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anafelix
« Reply #10 on: December 31, 2010 02:03:14 PM »

This is amazing, it doesn't even look close to the same couch. I love how it's so graphic against the wall color.

Do you have a close-up of the print? It's lovely.
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« Reply #11 on: December 31, 2010 04:36:33 PM »

Stellar transformation!
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Hondagirlracr
« Reply #12 on: December 31, 2010 05:22:56 PM »

I love it. Can you tell us how you did it? I ,also, think it would look nice if you painted the legs black.
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aerangis
« Reply #13 on: January 01, 2011 04:41:46 AM »

Amazing!
It's lovely...
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grammardog
« Reply #14 on: January 01, 2011 02:06:58 PM »

This is amazing!  You did a fabulous job.  I am about to undertake an upholstery project on a chair I bought years ago, and this is very inspiring!
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« Reply #15 on: January 01, 2011 07:02:39 PM »

so very awesome!!! it gives me hope for my place. lol
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Tookie Clothespin
« Reply #16 on: January 02, 2011 07:19:09 AM »

I love it! and I can't believe you found a sectional for 20
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yaxbooty
« Reply #17 on: January 02, 2011 11:42:58 AM »

Thanks again everyone! 

I bought it at a friends garage sale.  She had silly prices on everything.  Wink
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« Reply #18 on: January 02, 2011 03:32:20 PM »

Yaxbooty...

I have a 1940's type sofa and chair with the french wood work .,.. do you think (the fabric is clean) I can put hot glue on the original fabric and then sew the fabric for reinforcement? Do you think that would hold? I am on a limited budget and can not really afford the 60 bucks it would take to but one of those special furniture staplers... I thought I could do the same with the cushions after I added some more foam...

Ideas??? input???  really need it...lol Thank you

also... have you tried that spray on scotch guard for fabric??? Does it work?
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yaxbooty
« Reply #19 on: January 02, 2011 08:39:38 PM »

mexi - I think you can make a really tight slipcover and sew it onto the couch where you need to especially if you don't want to keep the original fabric. Also, if you can take the wood off and put it back on, you can just glue the fabric under where the wood goes back on.

I think if you used hot glue where you want to sew, it might be hard to get a needle through the glue though. You could try using fabric or tacky glue too.  You might already have some, but if not, I'd get some curved upholstery needles.  They make it so much easier once you get the hang of them.  http://www.amazon.com/Dritz-Home-Curved-Upholstery-Needles/dp/B0009V0V5E

You could also use decorative (or plain) upholstery nailheads like this:  http://www.examiner.com/designer-furniture-in-national/diamond-head-upholstery-tacks-add-great-bling  You can use coupons at the usual places for a box of these.  It should only be a few dollars at Joann or Hobby Lobby.  I used them on the edges of the back of one of my reupholstery projects because I was just tired of messing with it and it looks good.

Does that help?
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