Repurpose That Old Worn Out Sofa!

Cindy Hadley
by Cindy Hadley
This queen sized sofa bed is about 20 years old and has been used in our home and in my husband's office.
I tried selling it but no one was interested and when I saw a post on Hometalk about making a love seat into an outdoor bench I thought I could do that!
First we stripped it down to just the bare bones (wood). Because it was a sleeper sofa it had no seat so that had to be built.
We started by covering the front and the seat with furring strips after bracing the bottom with a couple of 2x4's for stability.
Slats also covered the back and sides. We did use lattice board when the would needed to be thinner.
My husband even designed some cup holders for the arms.
We finished it with BH&G deep seat cushions from Walmart after sanding and applying a waterproof finish. So excited to have this extra seating on our patio!
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  • Lyla Strauss Lyla Strauss on May 13, 2017
    You did a beautiful job! 👍

  • Nancy Wilson Nancy Wilson on May 13, 2017
    Is the base made from old pallets? Do you expect to use more traditional wood or metal legs? Or a porch swing?

  • Barbara5154 Barbara5154 on May 13, 2017
    Exactly where did you put the 2X4's?

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