Before & After: A Screaming Plaid Sofa Gets a Makeunder

published Nov 20, 2014
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(Image credit: Minni Sirelä)

Minni was looking to replace her old sofa with something a little more streamlined. She loved the lines of this retro yellow sofa but it didn’t exactly scream “low key.” For €30, she took a chance.

(Image credit: Minni Sirelä)

From Minni:

I wanted to challenge myself with an upholstery project that I had never tried before. I found lovely gray upholstery fabric for a bargain of €13 /yard which I think is the perfect color and texture for this sofa. I removed all the buttons from the sofa to give it a more simple and modern look. I changed the way the arms were upholstered so that they would look more elegant.

It took me about ten days of work to reupholster the sofa and the total cost of all the materials and supplies was under €300 (or about $370). I’m very happy with the finished sofa, it is very comfortable, looks cool and is totally unique.

See more at Everyday Grays.

Thank you Minni!

Re-edited from a post originally published 11.20.14-NT