How to make an old couch new again for $10
I may have mentioned a few – or a million – times how much I love my living room couch. I special-ordered it online from jcp.com. It has a chaise lounge added on the end, so it’s extra long, fitting our extra-long living room wall perfectly. Plus the hubs and I can snuggle up on it together and there’s even room for a kidlet (or two). Love that.
Well, after two years of lovin’, my beloved couch was starting to show some wear. The notorious mystery spots were starting to appear and some wrinkles and sags were forming in the cushions.
Fortunately, my couch has zippers on every cushion, so the covers can easily be removed and washed. (If you’re in the market for a couch, I would highly recommend this feature.) So in order to accomplish Mission: Couch Rejuvenation, my first step was to toss the covers in the washing machine.
Since the cushions for the back were packed with loose polyester fiberfill, I bagged and labeled each bunch of “fluff” separately so I wouldn’t get confused when it came time to re-stuff. Ask me why I know now to do this. 😉
As illustrated in the first photo, the cushions had lost some of their oomph, so I purchased a bag of quilt batting ($9.99 at Walmart) to wrap over the cushions to re-boost their fluff-ability. Yep. That’s the technical term. 😉
I simply trimmed the batting and wrapped it around each of the bottom cushions.
I even found extra polyester fiberfill in my basement that I took out of some old throw pillows. I used that to boost the fluff-ability of the back cushions. Honestly, I would have liked to have another bag of quilt batting to line the back cushions. I think that would have given it a smoother look and reduced any lumpiness. But I didn’t want to run back to the store to get another bag. Next time …
After cleaning the covers and beefing up the cushions, my couch now looks as good as new.