For years we have had cream 'bull denim' covers on our sofas and I loved the fact that they could all be taken off, thrown in the washing machine and put back on and... the sofa still looks as good as new. One of the sofas had got to the point of really needing everything renewing so we invested in a new one. I could't get a cream sofa that suited us, but we finally found a sofa that was OK for comfort but I didn't like the colour. We have had it for about a year now but this week it was time for sudden change!! I was fortunate that my sister had given me some of her curtains (almost new, but not needed any longer) so I decided to 'have a go' at upholstery and because I was using fabric that was no longer needed I really couldn't lose even if I did mess up.
I started with making the seating cushions in the bull denim from the old covers as I thought they would get the worse of wear and the fabric would be stronger than the curtain fabric. Next were the arms as they needed template patterns, they worked out so well in fabric so I went "hell for leather" on the rest of it.
This is the sofa before I got my hands on it.
|Dull Dull Dull, but very practical if you have children..|
|All in pieces ready to go|
Phew! almost done.... now where did I put those nuts and bolts?
Come on tell the truth, it does look better in cream
Recycle - Oh yes ..... this new look sofa cost me zero pounds and I have managed to use all that fabric - and all in one day!! Yeah!!
|No Chocolate allowed here>|
I am off tomorrow to make another 'scatter' cushion so watch this space.