Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Saving a {kids} Couch

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I've been looking for a kid's size couch on craigslist for months.  I wanted an actual couch (at a good price!).  Not one of those all foam cheap things. 
Every day for the past few months I've done a quick search on craigslist, and found zilch.  Then, one day, I finally found it!!

Here it is!




I was so pumped.  It has a great, super sturdy frame.



It is the perfect size for my two little munchkins.  They like to do flips off of it.  Sigh.  I try to teach them to be well behaved :)

Annnnd, it folds out.  It's almost like a twin size bed.  Perfect for a sleep over in a few years?


It just needed a little rescuing.  It was a little stained, and the fabric was not the right color for Miss J's room.

Using a staple gun, and some hot glue......here is the seat after it's finished.




And..............here is the rest of the couch!








 (I made the little lime green polka dot pillows)

Here's what it looks like folded out:



Miss J enjoying her new sofa:




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After:



















Before:


After:


A close up of the fabrics I used:




This was such a fun project! It was my first "real" upholstery project.  I think it turned out pretty good.  Miss J seems to like it at least!

40 comments:

  1. Very awesome! You need to enter that in some blog parties!

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  2. Great makeover! I love your fabrics and the pillows are adorable.

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  3. AWESOME...great job! I just got my first sewing machine that is more like a child's sewing machine and can only sew a straight stitch but this makes me more determined to figure it out so I can move on to more complicated things so I can complete projects like this!!

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  4. OMG I just read it again and see that you only used a glue gun and staple gun....even BETTER!!!!

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  5. GET OUT! THAT'S AWESOME!!!

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  6. A great start at upholstery...adorable refashion and she does seem very happy with it.

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  7. WOW IM AMAZED!!!! I could never tackle a project like that i wouldn't know where too start! it looks fantastic how fun!!

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  8. Holy cute! I love the shape of it too. What a great kids couch! Good job with the reupholstering. Did you make the pillows too? So crafty.

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  9. Gasp! It's PERFECT! I love love love the pink. stripes. pillow. everything.

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  10. WOW! This is sooo awesome!! (It's funny I just called my post yesterday "a little bit of this. a little bit of that" and here I am at your blog today!) Love it & will definitely be coming back!

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  11. Adorable! I really like the fabrics you chose.

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  12. So SUPER cute and crafty! Very nice job Sarah! I wish I had that kind of talent!

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  13. That turned out great! I really like your fabric choices too. Vibrant and perfect for a little girl's room!

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  14. WOWEEE! The couch looks great! I would love to have that couch.

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  15. So, so super cute! What little girl wouldn't love that? Stopping by with a follow from the Penny Pinching Party! :) Come visit sometime @ goingjane.blogspot.com

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  16. That is so adorable and you did a great job! I think any little girl would be thrilled to have that in her room!

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  17. Oh wow! That looks great! I love the fabric you used. My girls would LOVE a couch like that :)

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  18. Bravo for you! You did a wonderful job on that couch; how fun for your daughter too! Yeah! Pam @ Sallygoodin

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  19. That is so fun for your kids. I bet they just love it because "mom" made it for them. Great job on the first upholstery attempt. Love the fabrics you used too.

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  20. i am in awe of your new couch!! wonderful transformation!! you give me hope!

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  21. Great job! It is so cute now!!

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  22. Wow, that is beautiful! I bet she absolutely loves it.

    Thank you for participating the Creative Therapy session at Life in the Pitts!

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  23. ADORABLE!!! Thanks for sharing and linking up!

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  24. Super cute and just the right size for Miss J.

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  25. This turned out ADORABLE!!! So cute, and so inspiring!

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  26. Way to go, Sarah, that turned out super cute, and on your first try too!

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  27. It really is adorable--you did a fantastic job! You should be very proud of your work.

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  28. Wow! Impressive! I wish I didn't throw away a stained up child's chair I had! I could now kick myself!

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  29. Amazing transformation! I need to add one of these to my list - our sofa is our sons jungle gym! Thanks so much for joining the Sunday Showcase! I greatly appreciate it! Hope you have a wonderful week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

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  30. Thank you for sending this to me Sarah! :) You did an excellent job! It turned out so cute... I am really happy the couch worked out for you.
    Take care!
    Julie

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  31. Absolutely charming. Love how cheerful it is.
    Hey! I found a link to your blog (and mine too!) on a RUSSIAN website. I’m sending the site and I also translated it with Babelfish translator. Thought you might get a kick out of this. Too funny!
    http://pegaskosmos.blogspot.com/

    http://babelfish.yahoo.com/translate_url?doit=done&tt=url&intl=1&fr=bf-home&trurl=http%3A%2F%2Fpegaskosmos.blogspot.com%2F&lp=ru_en&btnTrUrl=Translate

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  32. That is beautiful. What a great job you did.

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  33. Holy cow! This is an AMAZING transformation! Wow. I'm in awe.

    I have a couple barrel chairs that I am entirely too intimidated to tackle (even though I already purchased, sized, and cut out the upholstery material). Not sure if I even cut the pieces right. Dang. Anyway, love how your couch turned out!!

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