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Old Smelly Corner Sofa

Got this second hand sofa,smelly and dirty,but base was sound

stripping and cleaning taking it apart

this is bare unit

fitting,sawing,material for arm rests ,and covers for seats,upholster armrests

cut foam to fit the base of unit

fit the base seat cover

making the cushions and covers/covers is reversible,one side leather other is fabric

fit foam strip around sofa between the base and seat/foam is sewn into material

there you go my new corner sofa is ready

sit back and enjoy,took me 3 days to do it,so next is to make poufe to fit size of corner couch so can make it to bed when those unexpected guests arrive...

Material I used for this project:

  • Laura ashley fabric, cream color leather...lots of felt and cushion fillers...lots of staples   (second hand shops)

Ask the creator about this project

  • William
    William Burbank, IL
    on Jan 4, 2017

    WOW! It was ugly! But the frame, springs and webbing were in great condition. Excellent job. Great save!

    • Nita Judhit DePaor
      Nita Judhit DePaor
      on Jan 4, 2017

      needed to do little tightening on webbing,,,was too loose,but you can see its sound condition,where all the leather and cushions was gone with mould and damages... when i buy second hand furniture first thing i do is to check frame is it not full of woodworm or dry rot..if they ok i buy it...fabrics im trying to get second hand on adverts so they half cheaper then in shops...i spent 200 e in total on this couch..where in shops you will pay over 1000 ....just need to construct pouf for it /and i have fabrics left over for another projects i have/antique day bed is next job and fold out bed they not bad condition just upholstery/ so im looking forward to it

  • Hillela G.
    Hillela G.
    on Jan 4, 2017

    I'm blown away, you gave it new life!!

  • Nita Judhit DePaor
    Nita Judhit DePaor
    on Jan 4, 2017

    i love restoring old furniture,because of the structure of them there is no plywood,,,its all sound and heavy based...so frame wont break easy....and the beauty in finished job is that its makes me happy...

  • Haysha S.
    Haysha S. Cedarhurst, NY
    on Jan 4, 2017

    What a transformation!

  • Madison McGahan
    Madison McGahan
    on Jan 8, 2017

    Damask is my fave!!! Fantastic job and I LOVE the wall backdrop!!!

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