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Reupholstered Torn Couch!

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I got this couch from a neighbor around 4 years ago, it had a little hole at the bottom, but it was definitely better than nothing at the time,
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This is how it was when I got it, see the little tear in the middle cushion?!
  • reupholstered torn couch, painted furniture, reupholster
After 4 years with three little kids it got really worn out, the middle got a real bad hole, at first I tried gluing it at the seam but with time, the leather was getting thinner and thinner and the glue wasn't holding.
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I decided I don't have much to lose, and inspired by many hometalkers, I decided to give a try and change the leather on the bottom part of the couch.
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I turned the couch over and removed the fabric, there were only 5 screws holding the back and bottom parts together
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Here is the bottom part on it's own.
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Then I removed the fabric
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I used the old fabric as a stencil, and cut out the pieces out of new faux leather I purchased for ~ $27
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Then I sewed the pieces together
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It was interesting to me how they got the pulling look in between the cushions, (we noticed it when removing the old leather) I added ruching to simulate the look.
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Then I started stapling the new leather on to the couch.
  • reupholstered torn couch, painted furniture, reupholster
And voila, here it is all together again,
much better in my eyes, but now I am thinking of changing the top as well, though it looks much more complicated.
  • Susan Wise

    Throw some bright pillows on it and forget the rest of the do-over. It looks great!

    • Sue
      Sue Palmetto, FL

      I agree Susan and also I was thinking a pretty crocheted afghan tossed across the back would also look nice in colors coordinating with your room.

  • Eileen Walker
    Eileen Walker Mountain View, CA

    Great job!

  • France

    Bravo 👏👏👏👍

  • Sara yaker
    Sara yaker Miami, FL

    You did a terrific job! I have a chair for my computer and it is faux leather. I bought something to repair it, will see!, wish me luck

  • Nancy Haas Parker

    Whether it's leather or vinyl, there's a spray on dye you can use to change the color & cover most blemishes. I don't remember the specific name of the product because I was helping someone redo their car seats. Which brings me to letting you know to

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