Laura Locke
Laura Locke
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  • Covington, TN

From the Dumpster to Our Living Room


Found this couch beside a dumpster and decided to make it my first official upholstery job. I am in LOVE! The wild colors and style are not for everyone but it works great for my family and our funky home.
The before
The before
The back of the sofa before
The back of the sofa before
Falling apart
Falling apart
The after
The after
The back of the sofa after
The back of the sofa after

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2 questions
  • Clou77
    on Jun 22, 2016

    Could you write more of a tutorial of the work and steps of, that you put into this for someone interested in reupholstering or even just picking of the fabric? That would be great help for beginners who haven't had experience in reupholstering or refinishing furniture. Not to mention totally inspirational! Thank you!

    • Laura Locke
      on Jul 12, 2016

      Hello! Thank you for asking this question. We are currently working on an ebook to help with all of these questions! I will come back and add the link to the book soon.

    • Sonya
      on Oct 13, 2016

      Thank you! About 21 years ago I revered a couch in many different fabrics and I loved it. I am a beginner and would love to know how to do this more professionally.

    • Betsy Mabry
      on Jan 21, 2017

      Thank you for offering us an ebook

    • Mary
      on Jan 22, 2017

      FABULOUS!!!

  • Kaye
    on Apr 22, 2017

    I love it, what did you use for stuffing ? Is there a website to help with cutting and measuring,etc.?

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  • Kathy Jerman
    on Jan 20, 2019

    Too many different patterns even for boho style

  • Holly
    on Mar 24, 2019

    Oh my Goodness! Look at all those different patterns! I love it so much

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