Happy Tuesday to you all! Did you have a good weekend?!
We certainly did! On Saturday, the weather was absolutely GORGEOUS with temperatures in the upper 60’s! The sun was shining bright & we even got to open the windows for a couple of hours to let some fresh air in…. IT.WAS. HEAVENLY!
With the change in the weather I found myself wanting to work on a project, so I finally tackled one that has been on my list for quite some time now! I gave our living room sofa a little makeover…
It’s looking pretty now, but don’t be deceived!
Just a few days ago, it was suffering from Saggy Sofa Syndrome….
For real! It’s a thing y’all!
We’ve had our living room sofa for almost 6 years now. We purchased it at Ashley furniture & believe it or not, I still really like it.
Or at least I like it when it’s perky….
The saggy couch…I’m not real fond of it!
Can you blame me?!
Does your couch look like this?!
If so, have no fear, I’ve got some easy & inexpensive saggy couch solutions for you!
I actually got this idea from my friend Susan at Living Rich On Less. She gave her couch a makeover almost a year ago, and ever since she did, I added it to my list of things to do!
The first thing I did for this makeover was wash all of our couch cushion & throw pillow covers! This was pretty easy to do since all of our cushion covers have zippers on them. However, despite this fact, I had never thrown them in the washing machine before…..
I know, gross, right?!
Let me just tell you, I had NO IDEA how filthy those things were until I washed them! It was unbelievable!
I washed all of the cushion & throw pillow covers in our washing machine on a regular wash cycle. The throw pillow covers were thrown in the dryer, but the couch cushion covers I hung outside to dry. I was a little scared that they may shrink in the dryer and that I might never get the cushions back inside them!
The cushions on the back of our couch do not come off, but they do still have the zipper enclosures underneath. I bought a 10lb box of Poly-Fil at our local Walmart store for $20.00 and used it to add more stuffing to the back cushions. I just unzipped the cushions & stuffed! Easy peasy!! You can see by looking at the picture below, that this in itself, made a HUGE difference in our couch!
I also used the Poly-Fil to re-stuff our throw pillows. These are the SAME throw pillows that came with the couch 6 years ago. After washing them & adding the new Poly-Fil, they literally looked BRAND NEW! I couldn’t believe the difference!
As far as the seat cushions go, I perked them up a bit using some Poly-Fil Quilt Batting. Again, I bought the batting at our local Walmart. It was around $9.00. I actually went through two packages on the couch. I’m gonna have to go back & get some more to finish up our love seat! You can see the “before” photo of the cushion in the upper right hand corner of the photo below & the “after” photo underneath. I added 3 layers of quilt batting to the cushion before putting it back into it’s cover.
To prevent the quilt batting from shifting inside the cover, I secured each layer with a spray adhesive that I purchased at Hobby Lobby. I simply sprayed a layer of the adhesive between each layer of quilt batting.
Here is what the couch looked like when I was finished….
I am absolutely thrilled with how it turned out!!
And now I’m kicking myself for waiting so long to do it!
Here is an up close “before & after” comparison. Quite the difference, wouldn’t you say?!
So…..moral of the story?!
If your couch is looking a little saggy….it doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s time to replace it!
Just a make a trip to Walmart for some Poly-Fil & quilt batting and you’ll have yourself a brand new couch in no time!
Thanks so much for stopping by!!
Have yourself a lovely day! 🙂
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