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Repurpose that old couch

Filed Under: home decor, weekend projects

If you've had your sofa (couch, whatever) for quite a bit of time, chances are you are at least a little attached to it. Instead of plunking down five benjamins (or a grand or more) on a new couch and starting a new relationship in that living room, have you ever thought about performing some handiwork on that love-of-your-life couch you already have?

There are many ways to get that old and lovable living room centerpiece up to snuff. Yeah, slipcovers can be easy and quick (and can look fantastic), but if that external fabric is in okay condition, have you tried stuffing the cushions and armpieces with new poly stuffing? How about down-filled sofa cushions? If you've never experienced comfort from down stuffing, you'll be in love -- trust me.

But there are more ways to revitalize that old buddy. If you like the style but would prefer a more up-to-date fabric, how about stripping and re-applying a fabric covering for the entire couch? Microfiber and chenille fabrics are all the rage these days, and they probably did not exist 15 years ago when you last purchased living room furniture. And yes -- there's more. If you're handy and patient, you can even add metal studs to the arms and back of that old sofa to give it new life. Want more? How about some legs for that sofa to show off?


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