Before & After: An Affordable Mid-Century Modern Couch Makeover

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Many of us love the look of authentic mid-century modern sofas and furniture but not all of us can afford their sometimes steep price tags. So when Natalie got this couch for free, she loved the shape, but wanted to show off the lines with a more modern fabric.

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From Natalie:

After recently moving into a new place, I was on the hunt for a new couch. I've been in love with the mid-century style for awhile now but the ones I had been looking at were $2000+. Not ideal for a 23-year-old. Once I stumbled across this one, I knew I had to have it. It belonged to my best friend's grandmother who recently passed away, so not only was it beautiful, it now had meaning to me.

I was obsessed with the shape of the couch but not so much the tweed fabric, so I found a gorgeous light grey herringbone fabric to reupholster it with. Between the fabric, new cushions, and new feet, I only spent about $350. MUCH better than a couple thousand dollars and it is totally custom! It did take us several weeks to finish it because we didn't work on it consistently, but it was totally worth it and love it now! Big thanks to my mom for being the brains behind this operation and for making such a tedious project so much fun!

Thank you Natalie! See more of this great makeover on Natalie's blog.

(Image credits: Natalie Sales)

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Adrienne photographs beautiful homes in and around her home base of Austin, Texas. She's a contributor to UPPERCASE Magazine and spends all her free time exploring small town Texas. She watches a lot of Star Trek.

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