Sunday, June 8, 2014

Vintage Sofa Reupholster Project

It's already a scorcher here in North Texas.
Have I mentioned that I really don't like summer time?
Well in case you missed it-I don't.

What I do like is getting myself into as many DIY projects as possible at one time! Yeah. 
The doozy has been this vintage sofa that I so crazily took upon myself to recover. 
I talked about it here in this post:

and let's just say I ran into some snags. First 
I found out that the seat cushions were made up of a wooden frame and real springs! 
So I had to improvise quick and I ordered some upholstery foam from good ole' Amazon.com :)
Then I had my mom just make me the seat covers. 

Here it is:
Before


and 
After


As you can see I still hadn't put the other piece of molding on the right arm. I will take some more pics of it with some cute little pillows I'm working on. 
I learned quite a bit from this project, such as :

Cutting foam is NOT that easy
Making seat cushions that fit perfectly is not that easy
Use upholstery tacks and not staples!! 

I can't remember what else. 
But guess what?
I'm going to dive into my two wing chairs next!
Come back and check on my post about those.

In the meantime, I wanted to share with you this awesome 
blog link-hop that I am a part of in June:

Check out all these wonderful co-hosts and join in!

xoxo 
Patty


4 comments:

  1. Hey Patty, how did you attach the mold back on? Thanks!

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  2. Sue I used the same nails the sofa had. I carefully removed the molding with the nails still in them. Then when I reattached them I lightly tapped the molding back on so the nails could pierce thru the new fabric and into the existing holes in the frame. Hope that helps.

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  3. How did you remove the molding in the beginning without damaging the piece?

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    1. I very carefully pried off the molding. I wedged the tool I used to remove the staples and nails to carefully pry it off. You'd be surprised that it comes off with no damage. Do it very slowly and in stages.

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