Monday, July 23, 2012

Upholstering Couch - Update

Hi everyone.  Today I am departing from our Bible Study, since I posted that on Saturday.  I also wanted to tell everyone that since I was gone for about 3 out of the last 4 weeks, I have not been able to answer everyone's comments.  I really appreciate the comments, and would like to answer all of them, but so many are coming in, I am not always able to do that.  I love everything that you have to write, and I will try to answer everyone, but it may take some time.


Today wanted to talk about a post that I had posted a long time ago that I was reupholstering our living room couch.  Here is the link to the original post Upholstering My Couch.   It has taken forever, since I have been trying to get this blog up and going, and also, because we travel quite a bit.  Since we travel, it seems like I am always trying to get posts ready ahead of time, which means like the rest of you I'm sure, I don't always get everything done.  So my goal this week is to finish the couch.  Which means I may not blog quite as much.  We will see how things go. 

I am going to post pictures of what has been done on my couch.  I had taken it all the way down to the frame, I have put new cotton batting on the couch and have covered it with muslin.  I am getting ready to start sewing the fabric together for the front, back, and cushion of the couch.  I will also be sewing the cording for the couch and the cushions.  So this will be a busy week.

  New burlap over springs on deck.

  New pad on deck over burlap.


New cotton batting on arms.
 

  New muslin over arm batting and deck padding.

 
 Seeing the backside of the couch

 
I forgot to take a picture of the new cotton batting on the back of the couch, but 
this is a picture of the muslin over the new cotton batting.

The couch is now covered with the new batting and muslin on the front, arms, and deck.  

The cotton batting for the back and sides will not be put on until I have gotten the fabric over the front, deck, and arms.  I have to be able to stretch the fabric in between different parts of the frame before I can add these batting to these other parts.



I hope that the re-upholstery project will be helpful to any of you who are thinking about doing something like this.  I will say, it is not easy, and it is time very consuming.  I was originally going to do two wing back chairs also, and I am not sure if I will do that now.

Enjoy!!!
Debi

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11 comments:

  1. OMG - what a massive undertaking Debi - I can't tell you how impressed I am - I so wish I could do this!
    And it's a gorgeous sofa to start of with!
    Big hugs,
    Suzan

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    1. Hi Suzan,
      Thank you so much. It is pretty hard work. I hope that I will finish this week.
      Debi

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  2. Wow! It is incredible that you are undertaking this yourself while also traveling! Can't wait to see the finished product.

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    1. Hi Shannon,

      My living room has been a mess for 2 monthes. I need to get it done. Hopefully this week. I post as soon as it is done.
      Debi

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  3. You are so brave to take on your couch but you look like you are a professional because it looks great so far! I would love to learn how to reupholster better! I am so glad I found your blog... I am your newest follower! I would love for you to come check out mine when you have time!

    -Peggy

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    1. Hi Peggy,
      Thanks for following and visiting. Once I started, I wasn't able to stop. There were so many staples to remove, it made me very nervous. There is lots of information available online, and I also used books at first. Once I had it all removed, it was a little easier. Kind of like a jigsaw puzzle, to put it back together.
      Debi

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  4. It's looking great. I know it's a lot of work but it's going great! Thanks for sharing at the All Star Block Party.

    Holly

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    1. Hi Holly,
      Thanks for hosting. I will be worth it when it's all done.
      Debi

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  5. I'm sooo very happy that you are taking the time of showing us the step by steps... this will be sooo useful!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

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  6. Hi Christine,
    Thanks for hosting your link party and visiting. I really enjoy your blog.
    Debi

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