Before & After: $69 Loveseat Makeover

published Aug 19, 2011
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It takes a keen eye see past the dingy upholstery and waiting-room feel to focus on the possibilities of this loveseat. When Kelli found this piece at a garage sale for only $20, she knew she had a steal of a project on her hands, but she had to wait a few months to find the time to get this makeover started.

(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)

Kelli stripped this seat down piece by piece, saving the fabric to use as a pattern for the new upholstery. She transformed the wooden frame using $4 worth of paint and glaze, then reupholstered with $35 worth of neutral striped fabric. Best of all, when the new slipcover she made for the seat pillow didn’t work out, Kelli didn’t despair. Instead, she wrapped the cushion with extra fabric and used a little hot glue to hold it together until she has time to sew a new cover. Another $10 for the pillows, and Kelli has a wonderful and inexpensive addition to her home.

Check out the full post and see Kelli’s process over on her blog — Turquoise Piano: Love This Seat.

Image: Kelli from The Turquoise Piano.