Wednesday, May 22, 2013

60s Mod Couch Reupholster -- Installment 2

Last time we had just acquired the 60s mod couch to reupholster. This week we took the old fabric off the couch. First we took off the skirt. Then we took off the dust cover on the bottom.

Next we took off the couch back.

Then we took off the outside of the couch arms. Next we took off the inside back. Then the inside of the arms. Then the couch bottom.

Look at all that dirt under those cushions! There was actually a straw pad under that cotton batting.

Join us next time as we put on our first piece of new fabric!

Monday, May 6, 2013

60s Mod Couch Reupholster -- Installment 1

It has been a very polleny spring here. I'm not even sure if that is a word but I don't know how else to describe  it. For example, an extreme pollen count is any over 1500. Our pollen count was over 8,000 one day! Cars driving through the parking lot were kicking up pollen like it was dust. For that reason I have been unable to do any painting. Can you imagine all the little pollen grains sticking to wet paint? Ay yi yiiiiii. BUT my mom has been promising to teach me how to upholster so we thought now was the perfect time!

I feel in love with this awesome mod looking couch I found at Goodwill. I consulted with the expert (my mother) and we decided that would be a good starting piece since it was mostly straight cuts. This couch is huge. It is well over 7 feet long. Here are some before pictures.

I decided to do this as a series since we are having "class" one night a week. Join us next week as we take off the old upholstery!