(Image credit: Apartment Therapy )

When Sarah bought her first home, her mum got her this sofa to celebrate. 27 years later, it was time for a little refresh. Check out Sarah's handiwork.

(Image credit: Apartment Therapy )

She chose to reupholster in a beautiful, double-width ticking stripe fabric in classic blue and white, an inspired choice.

Says Sarah, "This was my first attempt at buttoning and not sure if the stripes made it easier or harder, they did make my eyes go funny after a while though."

Thank you Sarah!

(Images: Sarah Olsen)