Several months ago I bought a few yards of upholstery fabric off Craigslist with the intention of recovering one of our couches, but when I got home I made the sad discovery that it was several yards too short.
What I didn’t realize until now was that I only really need to cover the parts that show. So with that brilliant idea I measured all the fronts and tops of the cushions and I had just enough fabric to cover them!
Here it is mid-process with the three seat cushions completed:
Yeeaahhh, see why I was wanting to recover it? Unfortunately, as with most of my projects, I lost steam about half way through and it’s been languishing in our living room for weeks. It wasn’t until Wednesday night that I finally mustered up the courage to finish it.
And look at the amazing results!
Looks like an entirely new piece of furniture, doesn’t it?!
And while I was at it, I decided to do the other couch, too. Oh what a difference!
I tell ya, what would we do without Craigslist? ;)
Ok ok, we totally got an all new-to-us living room set and finally got rid of those ugly, disgusting things!! I did save that upholstery fabric, though. That was much too nice to throw away. Ahhh! I now actually enjoy being in my living room. They were Jeremiah’s birthday present to me :) He gives the BEST presents.