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« on: January 06, 2011 08:55:29 PM »



I've always wanted to get little Monster a little fold out couch, but I didnt' like the idea of spending $30+ for something. I just, I can't do it!

My mum bought him a couch for her house from Aldi [oh man we LOVE Aldi] for super cheap, but apparently it was the last one so I was like. Hmmph. FINE. I DID see a tutorial for DIYing my own so I should prolly start scouting for foam.

How ironic that the EXACT DAY I woke up deciding to hack into an old foam mattress toget this couch started, I go op-shopping with one of my good friends and I find a toddler sofa for $4. OH YEH.

Problem. It was GROSS.

Like. This gross..



Not only was it Winnie The Pooh, a children's character I DESPISE, it also wasn't very yummy looking...



delicious.

I cut the cover off it and use those pieces as pattern pieces. I did it one little section at a time, you do have to go slow with this because it's pretty complex trying to put it all back together!

I took photos while I made it, and it's super complex, but I'll defo be writing a tutorial for it one day.



Not only did I ust recover it, I added a pocket to the back of it so he can put books and toys and most likely food in there. Probably Dad's license too...

I also made a little quilt from cotton and batting and stitched it into the inside so it's got a built in sleeping bag.



Some work in progress pics.



On the front of it I put a Rancid patch from a tee-shirt I also got from the op-shop. I'll update this with pics of the Monster on it laters.
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« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2011 09:40:59 PM »

this is AWESOME! how great is reconning crappy commercial stuff into rad kids' gear?!?  you did a fantastic job
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« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2011 12:21:39 AM »

When I was little I ALWAYS wanted kid-sized furniture so I could sit down and my toes could touch the ground. Way to be an awesome mom!
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« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2011 08:45:39 AM »

You did such a great job recycling that nasty Pooh couch.  Loving the punk plaid theme!  The extra pocket idea is brilliant, too.
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