It has been slightly cloudy lately here and so not ideal for taking pictures. But earlier today the light was perfect and my children were sleeping (and my house was CLEAN!) so I snapped a few shots and am now so excited to share these with you!
So I got this couch from a garage sale for $30! I know highway robbery! It was at the end and so they pretty much just wanted me to get rid of it for them. The couch was in very good condition and so there it sat in my living room, untouched for the next year and a half. I had the high hopes of one day reupholstering it so that it would better fit in with my decor but I had two children and very little time left for such an endeavor.
My mom came for a visit earlier this month and one evening while my husband watched the kids we went out for a girls shopping trip (not to buy, just to look...). Well we drove past this $2 fabric store where I live that I had totally forgotten about! My mom saw it and said, "Lets go in and see if they have any fabric to cover your couch with!"
I was hesitant because I didn't have the money to spend on such a project (nor the time, still). Alas we went in and nothing really struck me at first. Then we found this fabulous black denim fabric at only $3.99 a yard!!! We figured out that we only needed 6 yards so basically $24! Seriously, that is it! And truth be told, because it wasn't a patterned fabric we didn't even need that much! We brought it home and washed it (had a little trouble with the correct amount of fabric, the store gave us the wrong bolt with 3 yards when we needed - and paid for - 6 yards!)
The trim was the only thing left to decide on. We looked around and finally came to the conclusion that we would just make our own! At Hobby Lobby we found this adorable white with small black polka dot fabric and some cording and snatched it up!
With my husband to help be the manly one and rip out staples and unscrew really hard screws we went to work disassembling the old to ring in the new!
I had some old white paint laying around that I had picked up at ReStore from Habitat for Humanity so we sanded and then slapped that on the wood (about 4 coats). Then commenced upon the fabric. It all went together fairly well with only a few hitches here and there. We did our best to take as many pictures of the deconstruction process as possible to aid in the ease of reassembly.
We got it all put back together but I still didn't have a sewing machine so we couldn't make the trim. The night that machine did get here though, I whipped the trim together and the next night Peter and I hot glued it on! I must say, it looks FABULOUS!
Once Christmas is over I will be making some cute new pillows to adorn the beauty!
I hope you all like it! Our hands were pretty sore from ripping out the 5 million staples! (ok that might be an exaggeration....)
This post is participating in Transformation Thursdays over at The Shabby Chic Cottage, Piece of Work Wednesdays at Primitive and Proper, Hookin' up with HoH over at House of Hepworths, The Under $100 Linky Party at Beyond the Picket Fence, Costal Charm's Nifty Thrifty Tuesday, Furniture Feature Friday at Miss Mustard Seed, and my mom has done a post about this transformation too (with some super style pictures!)