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Hey everyone!

Karen and I weren't quite done with our house yet, and one of the things we needed was a comfortable couch. Before building this we had no place to sit at all since we had just moved in.

Let me show you how we went about building it. The process is simple. First you buy pillows or square sponges as well as a glue gun and some pallets. Also pick up the type of material you want to cover the sponges for the cusion.

I got my hot glue and began to glue it all together to create the couch pillows. There will be pillows for the bottom and the side pillows. We will then take the pillows and place them on some painted and sanded pallets. 

Let's start with the pillows. Cut the fabric to size and simply glue it with your glue gun and then fold it over and glue it so the fabric covers the whole sponge. 

We first made one that was extra long to be the cushion for where you sit.
Then we did this process a few times over with the other size cushions we wanted. So we did it for a bunch of side pillows for where our backs would lean against and we did so by measuring the fabric as well as the sponges to fit. Fold and glue as you did before.
We finally had all of the cushions ready!

They are a bit rough at the edges so we don't want anyone getting splinters especially since we are all sitting on them. I sanded the surface with the electric sander, but the edges and spaces were easier to do by hand and allowed me to reach every nook and cranny.
After the pallets were smoothed by the electric sander, it was off to painting the pallets.

Karen painted the pallets in white which will go great with our room. It will go nicely with the black fabric on the pillows as well. So excited to show you how it came out and looks in our living room! 

We finally took the cushions and painted pallets up to the living room for assembly. It was simple.

We just stacked two pallets in three piles and added the cushions and pillows! It is so comfortable! Please share and subscribe if you liked this video and please comment what you think :)   Total cost of the DIY pallet Couch was only 70$!
Here is how it ended up looking.
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8 questions
  • User
    on Sep 24, 2017

    Where did you get the foam?
    • Slava litvin
      on Sep 24, 2017

      Bought it in a home deparment store ..
      its called coral in Ecuador . Idk where you’re from but you can even buy it on amazon
    • Mary
      on Sep 24, 2017

      I just ordered some foam cushions for a project off of Ebay
    • User
      on Sep 24, 2017

    • Pauline
      on Sep 24, 2017

      Joanne's sells foam.
    • Holly Harwood
      on Sep 24, 2017

      Some areas have foam rubber shops. There's one in El Cerrito, CA. Also, factories will sometimes sell leftover cuts for cheap.
  • Renee Vlna
    on Sep 24, 2017

    What kind of glue did you use to make the cushions
    • Slava litvin
      on Sep 24, 2017

      regular hot glue
    • Holly Harwood
      on Sep 24, 2017

      I assume they used fabric glue. You could also staple the fabric like we did in the 70s or use a stitching awl to sew vinyl, canvas or denim by hand.
    • Holly Harwood
      on Sep 24, 2017

      I'm wrong. They used a glue gun, which generally come with sticks of glue to use.
  • Pam Morris
    on Sep 24, 2017

    How do you keep them from sliding away from the wall when you sit?
  • Edith M. Harless
    on Sep 25, 2017

    Where did you find the perfectly spaced pallets ? They look great,but all the pallets I find are never two alike.
    • Slava litvin
      on Sep 25, 2017

      we went to a construction store. they use the pallets for shipments.. $3 each
  • Saulvaldez
    on Sep 25, 2017

    Can you share how long it took the both of you to complete the project? Two days? Three days? I'm sure it took some time to sand the pallets and paint as well as wait time for the paint to dry?
    • Slava litvin
      on Sep 25, 2017

      the cousins took us around3 hours to complete, the pallets took us another 4 hours to clean/paint and then we let it dry overnight. assembling took around 20 minutes.
      so total like 7-8 hours of work (not including going shopping for everything.)
  • Annette
    on Sep 25, 2017

    Do the pallets on top ever shift?
  • Jea9459718
    on Nov 5, 2017

    Where did you get the cusions...
    and what was the density?
  • Angela
    on May 30, 2018

    I was wondering if the pallets stay put on the wood floor, and if you put some rubber rug mats on the bottom if it would deter scratches.

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  • Barbara
    on Sep 26, 2017

    Love the look, great job!!
  • Carol Webster
    on Jul 9, 2018

    I don't have a question. But I do want to let you know it is sovery cool!! I have a suggestion. I think if I made one, I would lengthen both ends and then I would have 2 end tables. What a fantastic idea y'all had.

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