From the Dumpster to Our Living Room

Laura Locke
by Laura Locke
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 back of the sofa before
Falling apart
The after
The back of the sofa after
Laura Locke
Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!
Frequently asked questions
Have a question about this project?
  3 questions
  • Clou77 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!

  • Kaye 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.?

  • Sass44 Sass44 on Oct 08, 2019

    I have a beautiful couch the seat cushion part is missing, please share your ideas, on how to make the singular cushion you have on this project

Join the conversation
2 of 472 comments
  • Micki Micki on Feb 12, 2022

    Just love this…the creativity, the colors, different fabrics. Very unique, creative and beautifully done!

  • Paticia G Paticia G on May 17, 2022

    this is fantastic lookslike a Mackenzie Childs sofa that sells for thousands of dollars. I like it very much