How can I reuse indoor sofa??

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I'd like to repurpose my old indoor sofa with something water repellent for the patio.


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  • Gk Gk on Apr 15, 2020

    Here's an idea for you!

    https://www.hometalk.com/diy/living-room/furniture/upcycle-indoor-love-seat-to-outdoor-couch-1640828

  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Apr 15, 2020

    You could cover with pretty shower curtains for a quick and easy solution.

  • Dee Dee on Apr 15, 2020

    You can recover it with Sunbrella fabric. It is fade resistant and waterproof


  • This may not be the best choice... Besides the fabric needing to be outdoor fabric, the actual stuffing material would need to be changed so that it wouldn't absorb moisture and not dry... Then you have the wood frame that isn't the right kind of wood nor treated for outdoors... I'm all about repurposing, but some things just aren't good choices for every purpose.

  • Nan W. Nan W. on Apr 15, 2020

    Diane: Hmmm... I don't know if that is a wise decision... lots of "critters" can get into it! ...even if you cover with Sunbrella fabric.

  • Morgan McBride Morgan McBride on Apr 15, 2020

    I don't think that is possible. Maybe get a wooden bench instead.

  • Cindy Cindy on Apr 15, 2020

    Hi Diane. For what it would cost you to convert your sofa, you could buy a new outdoor sofa. Good luck Diane. Stay well and healthy.

  • Cynthia H Cynthia H on Apr 16, 2020

    Hi! The biggest problem you are going to have is that none of the components that make up the couch are intended for outdoors. The upholstery, the frame, is going to fall apart after getting wet, and probably get moldy. Sorry not to be more helpful! Stay safe!

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Apr 16, 2020

    Hi Diane,

    Recover it in a good Shower curtain fabric if you are not able to do any better!

  • Flipturn Flipturn on Apr 17, 2021

    If you try to cover the couch with a shower curtain to make it waterproof, you will be fighting with it from day one to get it to stay on without ripping or puncturing the plastic with holes where the water can get inside and into the fabric and stuffing.


    When it gets hot outside, any moisture underneath the plastic is going to create a huge stinky moldy mess.