Fancy couch part 1
Well first off you have to find a couch-I found mine at the okotoks junkyard- they have amazing treasures there. But I’ve also seen pieces like this on kijiji, craigslist ect. Just search every day!
People list treasures all the time. I got lucky and I got this and a chair for 5 bucks and that even went to a charity- maybe they should’ve charged me more to take it away! thank heavens I have a friend who says Bree you could do it!- Thanks Keshia- it has been sitting in my garage for 2 years- and Im so glad she helped me get it back home. Nick I love your truck 😉
So the second step was to take off the old fabric and see the condition of the couch. I’m warning you this was gross- it smelled like old- you know what i mean- that attic smell. I took some pliers and tore into the fabric at the top where there was a rip so I could see how the buttons were attached- they were brads YES! no cutting button strings so I unfolded all the brads and took the fabric off Febrezed the crap out of it- then vacuumed and scrubbed it down.
I ordered the fabric- This is probably what took me the longest- finding cute modern upholstery fabric is hard. Brooke my interior designer sister in law told me about this website called Tonic- Its amazing- They had super fast delivery it was easy to check out and I loved the selection. Its also a great price for upholstery 18 yards of fabric like that scared me just a tad. So this was the perfect option. It was like christmas when it came to my door. I opted for black and white- because although I’m quirky and love color I need something that will go in any room in any house I move too. Because I do not want to redo this bad boy anytime soon. So bright pillows will be all over this lovely lady. ok so with fabric taken off the batting was in great condition so I decided to leave it.
The next step is to cut a piece of fabric that fits the length of the piece you are making leave about a yard on either side for pleating- if you run out don’t worry pleating hides if you have to add more fabric. The most important thing if to start in the middle of your piece- center it pattern middle and furniture’s center