Hey beautiful friends. I have been looking forward to sharing with you all . I have to say it was so fun to see the finished project. Deconstructed sofas have become really popular in the Farmhouse Decor world. Look at how beautiful they are!!!
A while back I stopped at a local thrift store and happened to find the perfect antique sofa. When i first saw it, I knew immediately that it was the right one to try this too. It was also in our budget since we were not ready to buy a brand new one from a furniture store.
I really had no idea where to begin with this project. I had done some reading on what others had to say on this project. All I basically got was to be prepared to remove a lot of staples. Funny! If you are considering trying this , I suggest you buy yourself a heavy duty staple remover. I got mine from Amazon. I also got all my tools that I needed such as plyers, sciccors, Flathead screwdriver, gloves, razor blade, and of course , a lot of determination to get it done!
The first thing I did was remove the cushion cover. This was the easy part because it was a zipper cover. the next thing was getting the fabric removed. I started around the perimeter of the wood frame. I used mostly the flathead screwdriver to help with lifting up the staples from the wood. I also used my staple remover. I found that I would alternate with these two tools. I also used the pliers to help with some of the staples that did not come off easily.
Be prepared to to a lot of pulling and yanking of the fabric. It takes a lot of this for this whole process. This can get messy very quickly so before you get started, I suggest you place a big plastic covering or an old sheet under the sofa to collect all the debris and staples. Ohhh and a lot of garbage bags lol.
Once I got all the fabric removed, I didn’t do anything else to it. If you find that the batting is smelly and really old , you can replace it with new one. JoAnn Fabric carries this so you might want to check out. This old couch did not have any it just had a wierd fabric over it. So I left the fabric that I found underneath and just covered over it. Don’t worry about it looking so perfect. The deconstructed look is just that “Not a perfect Sofa ” yet it still looks beautiful.
Now you might be surprised when I tell you what I decided to use a my fabric?! Ready? Drop Cloth! Yes, I bought the drop cloth at Lowes. I have bought other drop cloths from other places and I just seem to always go back to the Lowes brand. I find that they are softer and easily bleach to a lighter color. I Bought two packages of the 9 by 12 size. I soaked them in bleach and water for 4 hours because I wanted to get a lighter look of the canvas. then, I washed and dried.
It felt so good to get started in the final stage of this project. I cut each piece of fabric and made sure that i left enough room for tucking in between the wood areas where the fabric had to be tucked into . Make sure you divide the sofa into sections and begin to staple the fabric one section at a time. I used a staple gun that was attached to a compressor.
This project took several weekends to complete. I hope you try this!!!
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