Upcycle Indoor Love Seat to Outdoor Couch

Nancy Eisenhart
by Nancy Eisenhart
Finally got new couches, and decided to deconstruct our broken down old love seat (that we got for free) to create comfy outdoor seating
The humble beginnings. My goal was to spend as little money as possible on this.
Completely torn down to the bones. (cut the arms down, took off supports in the back, but forgot to take a picture of all of that)
Slats and arms put in, and primed! The slats were made of extra wood we had, and the arm rests were part of the original rounded arm rest. My DH reinforced the back with 2x4's for extra support.
Finished product. I used the cushions and the stuffing from the original couch, and had the fabric for the back and arm pillows. Total project cost...$40 (spray paint and seat cushions fabric.)
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  • Vic7061166 Vic7061166 on Jun 06, 2016
    Is there something o could use to weatherproof and outdoor proof the material. I have 2 wing back chairs. Is there a spray or something I can use

  • Loretta Loretta on May 15, 2019

    Nancy... I love this... Did you coat the cushions with something to waterproof??

  • LaPortia D Pierson LaPortia D Pierson on Jun 27, 2019

    How did you put the slats and arms in? Screws?

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