Stop, Before You Sell That Sofa!

Stop, Before You Sell That Sofa!

Abby Stone
Jul 8, 2011

The purchase of a new sofa is an expensive proposition; you'd best be prepared to plunk down a good week's salary to get something decent, even on Craigslist. If you want something a little more styling or you've been eyeballing a classic, it can run you quite a bit more. So, before you sell that Ikea sofa, check out what the folks over at OurMidCentury did.

A little button tufting, a change of legs and the addition of some colorful pillows took their standard issue Ikea Karlstad sofa from blah to bling!

Button tufting is a great way to change the look of your sofa's cushions. You can do it yourself via tutorials on YouTube or a good upholsterer can help you out.
Mid-century style legs can be found at Lowe's; we also found a source for them here (if you'd prefer a different style legs, from Queen Anne to Shaker, they also carry them!)
Pillows can be found at many price points and in many styles or you can make them yourself using scrap fabric and pillow forms available at most fabric and craft stores.

For more info on this hack, check out


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