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$100 Couch Makeover: Custom Decor on a Dime

People tell me I'm the queen of the thrift store treasure hunt. If you need it, I can probably find it - and for WAY less than a new one would be.
This couch is a recent addition to the "favorite finds" list, because we now have a custom couch for less than $200 all in. Find out how you can do the same!
  • 100 couch makeover custom decor on a dime, diy, painted furniture, reupholster
I snagged this couch from a thrift store for $100 (down from $150) and brought it home with big plans. It wasn't until I got it home that I realized it was a fairly new (4 years old) La-Z-Boy couch. Score!
Part of the reason I am able to utilize these great finds (with a lot of help from my husband), is that we have learned how to do things.
One of the big "things" that I do to help save money while still having a nicely decorated home is to reupholster used furniture.
Yes, it is time consuming in the beginning... but saving thousands of dollars is worth a little time to me!
  • 100 couch makeover custom decor on a dime, diy, painted furniture, reupholster
Once you find your piece, you need to remove all the old fabric. So just get in there and rip it all off!
Don't be afraid to pull and tug, just be careful of any rogue staples that may be flying around.
  • 100 couch makeover custom decor on a dime, diy, painted furniture, reupholster
After you've cleaned off all the old stuff, just grab your staple gun and start placing the new fabric! This is the fun part :-)
  • 100 couch makeover custom decor on a dime, diy, painted furniture, reupholster
In the end, you will have a piece you can love (and be proud of!) for many years, and at a fraction of the cost!
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Got a question about this project?

  • Melanie Dukes Turner

    My couch looks like the before but with 4 huge back pillows & 2 smaller & sits higher off the floor. Bought it for the design & print.

  • Melanie Dukes Turner

    I have a couch with the same fabric in before pic, love it, after 8 yrs ready for a change. Scored on a free matching sofa in red. Would love to see more couch makeovers . Have staple gun willing to try. A good sofa with good bones just needs a

  • Donna Griffiths
    Donna Griffiths Australia

    Looks awesome!! Job well done...

  • Chakka1

    looks good but i'm not understanding how you staple the cushions? and how do you get that ridge along the cushions?

  • Aaa
    Aaa Cranford, NJ

    The new couch lost the raised bit on the back, what happened? It looks like a different couch.

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