Monday, January 9, 2012

Re-upholstering our Thrift Store Couch

Monday we started on our thrift store couch that we’re reupholstering..  I was worried that we would come into some complications but we really didn’t have any problems and it was a lot easier than I thought it would be.  Monday night Liji helped me take it apart.  As you can see from the pictures there was a lot of staples to take out.  We had to get all the fabric off still in good shape because that is what I used as a pattern to cut out the new fabric. Tuesday and Wednesday I worked pretty much all day while Liji was gone at taking off the old fabric and putting on the new fabric.  Then Wednesday night Liji helped me put it back together.  It went a lot faster and turned out a lot better than I thought it would.  After working so hard on it I don’t want anything to happen to it and I now know why my Dad used to get so mad at me for jumping on our couches when I was little.  .  

We got a couple of oak chairs from the thrift store for only four dollars apiece.  They are really solid, but we didn’t like the color of the fabric on the seat and back so I took them apart and Christina used some of our left over couch fabric to reupholster them.  She also sanded them down and re-stained them with linseed oil.  They match our couch and rocking chair and they look really nice.  We now have all matching furniture in our living room.  We paid fifteen dollars for the couch, twelve for the rocking chair and eight for the two chairs, plus about 30 for the fabric and now we have a complete matching set of very sturdy (the couch has an oak frame) living room furniture for about 65 dollars.  We are glad that Christina has her sewing machine and that she is so proficient with it.  Since I made our coffee table and dining room table and chairs out of scrap lumber all of the furniture in our house cost us much less than $100. 
 This is all the matching furniture together now


Mindy said...

you guys are amazing. that is awesome.

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