Good Questions: Cushion Options for Mid-Century Daybed?

Good Questions: Cushion Options for Mid-Century Daybed?

Aaron Able
May 6, 2009

Hello Apartment Therapy, I just acquired this cool MCM-ish daybed with trundle for my tiny Brooklyn guest room ( which I have been sleeping in full time-long story...). However, the cushions on this piece are shot and they need to be replaced on a budget (around $400). The original upholstery fabric is in decent shape and could be cleaned and reused, I think. One alternative is to buy 2 mattresses that are 33 inches by 75 inches and slip cover them but I am worried this would look strange...

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Or I could just make new cushions. But I am confused by all the choices in foam and upholstery fabrics. I plan to be sleeping on this daybed every night for the foreseeable future so want something comfy and fabric thats attractive but will hide stains. I am getting wildly different estimates from upholsterers and foam places (I found out about through Apartment Therapy) about refinishing this piece ( ranging from $1200 to $650 to $300) and what kind of foam (and fabric) to use. I am wondering if Apartment Therapy readers can help with tips for restoring a piece like this. Please share your knowledge about choosing foam and fabric or where I can go in lower Manhattan or Brooklyn to get this done on a budget? Thanks, Anastasia

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