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Topic: So I recovered my $20 garage sale sectional.  (Read 12081 times)
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« Reply #20 on: January 03, 2011 10:01:51 AM »

yes... thank you... I think I am going to bite the bullet and buy the gun and hook it up to my brothers compressor and ask him to help me...the sofa and chair have those tacks everywhere and I looked them up and they are expensive I think I will get some flat tacks and put them on then E6000 the rhinestone to the tack ... I think it will be around 40 bucks to do both of them this way vs. the 300 just for the tacks...

This is what it kinda looks like...

I want to paint the wood silver and do the sofa in turquoise.. and put some kinda picture on it... I think I will put a group of silver and yellow stars or a sun.... I don't know about that yet but first thing is first ... recover and conqure!!

Thanks for the tips... if you have anymore... I would love to hear them.... Big hug!
« Reply #21 on: January 03, 2011 05:47:22 PM »

I would not touch that couch in the picture, other than to park my ass in it!

I didn't ask the scotch guard question.  I have used it where it's worked and where it hasn't.  Be sure to do a test patch before you spray.
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« Reply #22 on: January 04, 2011 03:26:26 AM »

a.hahahahah ... I love that sofa that is what I want to do with mine... the one in the pic has the same structure as my sofa.... my sofa is olive green....I like bright ...like the pic... kinda smack you n the face bright... I want mine to look like that :-)

Getting tools.... pretty soon I will be dangerous with a staple gun and fabric tacks....
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« Reply #23 on: January 09, 2011 06:55:50 AM »

that is fabulous!  wonderful work!

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« Reply #24 on: January 10, 2011 10:58:02 AM »

wow! this is awesome!  i have a chair i'd like to do.  are there any how-to books or websites you'd recommend for someone who has never re-done furniture?
« Reply #25 on: January 18, 2011 12:17:03 PM »

I don't have any specific books to lead you to...I have several older and newer upholstery books and slipcover books.  I did the arms more like slipcovers.  I think any books with pictures would work best.

Also, be sure to pay close attention when you start taking things apart.  Try to keep the old peices as they are to use as patterns.  It helps to take pictures as you go as well.  It's too easy to forget how that went with this, etc.!
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« Reply #26 on: January 23, 2011 01:34:34 PM »

I love that couch!  I wish I had a big sectional couch that cheap that I could afford to recover like you have.  That is so amazing, it doesn't look like the same couch at all, you would have never known what it was before.  I love the black and white pattern.

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« Reply #27 on: February 05, 2011 10:19:15 AM »


Someone metioned painting the legs black...I went back and forth with that after I read it.  There is so much other wood in the room I have decided to leave them alone for now.
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« Reply #28 on: February 06, 2011 04:35:16 AM »

how? how how how?!!!

i love it!
« Reply #29 on: March 14, 2011 04:17:09 PM »

Lots of fabric and time and a little blood!   Wink
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