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...
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.