This. Was. Not. Easy.
Not too long ago I went on one heck of an undertaking and decided to recover our L-shaped couch. Apart from suffering major pain in my arms from using a staple gun, the end results didn’t turn out too badly.
I felt I had enough confidence taking on a single seater, armchair-like chair. I honestly thought this would be a lot easier than a big couch. I was terribly mistaken.
The condition of the original cover wasn’t great. One could definitely tell it had been annihilated by a cat in its past. The structure was perfect. Comfort wise, it was worth a shot at a makeover.
I’m quite basic – a term I’m not too fond of using in this day and age – but meaning:
- there isn’t an endless budget
- I don’t have fancy equipment
- my knowledge of how-to is sometimes limited; I’m not a know it all
- I find ways of doing what I can, with what I know and have on hand
So with that said, I can’t give specific step by step instructions on how to go about this.
Trim. Pull. Fold. Tuck. Secure. Repeat – that just about explains it.
There are many ways of going about recovering a couch. Do yourself a favor and have a look at a few videos on Youtube. The extended – and correct – version would be to dismantle the piece of furniture, remove base covers and work from there. With this couch, I wasn’t able to do that. It was a little too complicated for me. For the fabric, I used a very inexpensive duvet cover. The end result wasn’t the best, but it wasn’t the worst neither. I’m happily sitting here now : )
Hope you enjoy my video!