Friday, April 11, 2008

new old couch

  I went a little crazy this week and decided to reupholster one of our old couches (actually Gary and Jaynie's old couch)  I don't know how old they are, but they're still in great shape underneath the old fabric.  And I even found a couple of Michelle's old toys in there.  It was pink, so I'm hoping that's not Dave or Steves'

So, at the top is the old couch, then below is what the internet guides call the pull out your hair and scream stage :), also known as the "what have I done"  or, "what have YOU done " in Dave's case
And here's the final product!  Yea, the wall is different, when I started putting on the new fabric I had to switch the whole room around...it's very Zen now  :)
If anyone else wants to try this, it is SOOOOO easy! Just takes time.  You just take off the fabric slowly and keep it in it's original form and it's your pattern for later.  I barely needed a sewing machine, just a staple gun!

9 comments:

The Zmoos' said...

Good job. Your couch looks awesome!!! You are so brave, I don't think I ever would have tried that.

Chelsea said...

Wow, it looks great! The old fabric reminds me of our couch in Campus Plaza :) I hope you guys have a fun weekend.

Hannah S said...

Wow! Great job! That's inspiring to know that it can be done so "easily" at home.

Veronica and Ryan said...

Kendra! Is there anything you can't do!

Melissa said...

Ok, I have a project for you to help me with. I was just thinking how I want to redo a chair of ours, but I didn't know if I could. Now, you have given me hope! Looks great!

allison said...

i love it kendra! looks amazing!

Hardys said...

The couch looks awesome! I like how you mentioned it was easy. That has me intrigued. Very nice job. I will definitely call you when I attempt a similiar feat.

ann marie said...

Kendra...It turned out so good! I can't believe it's the same couch! You did such a great job and I am very, very impressed! Excellent job!

jen&john&maddy said...

I swear I left a comment on here two days ago! I can't believe how incredible your couch turned out!! Seriously, it looks awesome! Did you use decorator fabric or? How did you get the rippling in the middle of the cushions to show through?? I have serious questions! It looks awesome!