I hated my old sofa.
Even the kitties hated it and showed their hate on the front corners.
I needed something to fool the cats into liking it and
I needed something I did not need to be fooled into liking.
I looked around and and hated everything I could afford.
Until I found this....
Yep, it was tired looking.
Yep, the stain was faded and chipped and just plain ugly.
A close up of the ugly....UGLY!
But I thought it could be revived...maybe.
So, I sanded off what was left of the stain.
I had a vision...
So I painted on dark espresso stain.
It was so dry it sucked it up and no wiping the excess was necessary.
After 2 days of staining....it gleamed!
The original cushions were so ugly I wouldn't even show you.
Yes, they were that bad!
The new cushion covers were made from drop cloths from Lowes.
Not by me...oh hell no!
I learned long ago I have no sewing skills...lol!
My Mom has amazing sewing skills and made all the covers from my vision...
...which was not hers...
but she made it work!
It is exactly what I wanted and needed!
And it fools the cats!
Total cost of sofa redo:
Ugly sofa from Goodwill: $90 (yes that was a leap of faith for $90!)
Stain and brushes from Home Depot: $15
2 cotton drop clothes from Lowes: $24
My time and labor: free
Mom's time and labor: free (love you!)
Total cost for new dream sofa: $129
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