sofa quick fix

Friday night I literally couldn’t take our old, beat up, kitten-scratching-post of a sofa for a single second longer. We’re saving up for a new one, but in the meantime I was willing to throw the dang thing out and sit on the floor while we waited, just so I didn’t have to look at the ugly anymore.

“What about a slipcover?” Sean suggested. I squinted at him like he had 5 heads, then got up, grabbed the staple gun and a random piece of grey twill I had around, and got to work. Staples, safety pins, and carpet tacks are holding this together in possibly the most on-the-fly upholstery job of all time (just pretend it’s from Nightwood, right?) but it makes it feel SO much nicer in here and I can hold out a few more months until the leather Chesterfield of my dreams comes my way.

Tiny cat jerks are enjoying their new scratching post.

11 Comments on sofa quick fix

  1. Brittany - the Home Ground
    November 25, 2012 at 9:41 am (3 years ago)

    I never would have thought a stapled and tacked upholstery job could look so good! Such a refreshing change, even if only for a few months. I can’t wait to see your new sofa when the time comes, I have such a soft spot in my heart for chesterfields! Enjoy the snow, we just got some this morning :)

  2. Thessaly
    November 25, 2012 at 9:43 am (3 years ago)

    It looks so good! I wish I was that handy with fabric!

  3. meghan
    November 25, 2012 at 11:32 am (3 years ago)

    Soooooo much better.

  4. rachael
    November 25, 2012 at 1:28 pm (3 years ago)

    haha, tiny cat jerks. story of my life. i like this quick fix! i dont have the patience to sew a slipcover (nor do i know how). the fabric looks nice!

  5. lau
    November 25, 2012 at 5:46 pm (3 years ago)

    gorgeous! the light in that room is amazing, too.

  6. Danielle
    November 25, 2012 at 11:21 pm (3 years ago)

    That turned out sooo well, it looks great!

  7. Heiress Emma
    November 26, 2012 at 12:29 am (3 years ago)

    That looks awesome! Any time you want to pop round to re-upholster my dining chairs, you’d be welcome. I provide cake.

  8. Anna @ D16
    November 26, 2012 at 4:56 pm (3 years ago)

    What? That looks great! Every time I try to do something like that it looks stupid. I guess I should stop being scared of upholstery tacks.

  9. ebv
    November 26, 2012 at 10:01 pm (3 years ago)

    your sofa reminds me of some of the stuff at they don’t have chesterfields, but the fabrics and designs are pretty groovy.

  10. vivian
    December 1, 2012 at 3:21 pm (3 years ago)

    how did you freaking do this! i guess it helps that the lines of the couch are sleek but my couch is not about to be reupholstered prettily.

  11. Emily
    December 7, 2012 at 11:19 am (3 years ago)

    what a pretty little silhouette hiding under that ol’ yellow fabric. Nicely done!


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