10.13.2015

The Big Green Couch | AFTER

I can't believe I am FINALLY writing the after post for my couch I reupholstered! There were some days where I thought I'd never see this day come. There is so much to say, so many photos to share and so many details I still haven't touched on. I will be writing a few other posts with details on how, but for today let's just focus on the after and what changed. If you missed it, this post is all about the before details and this post is how to find the perfect upholstery fabric.
Quite a bit changed, huh?! For starters, I changed the shape of the arms to make a little more modern and our style. I took off the skirt and re-stained the legs a lighter brown and finished it off with a beautiful fabric from West Elm. Since I changed the shape of the arms, the original size of the cushions were just too tall so I took quite a bit of foam out of the cushions but it is just as comfortable as before! Sometimes it doesn't even look like the same couch!

I can't thank my husband enough for not only trusting me to take on this project, but for challenging me to keep making it better. Trust me, there were many moments of sewing, ripping apart and sewing again.  There are lots of flaws and things I probably would've done differently. But, despite those things, I am so happy with the result: a comfortable couch that fits our style and is the perfect depth!






















Thanks to Boho Pillow & MaeWoven for outfitting my new couch in their perfect pillows! I love how much they add to the couch! The leather pouf is a DIY as well as the indigo and copper coasters and hexagon tray. 
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10 comments:

  1. I am in total awe. This is gorgeous!! I am always jealous of people who have an eye for projects like this. I would never have pictured that green couch turning into this if I stumbled upon it in a store. You did a fabulous job!

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    1. Thanks so much Whitney!

      I think the reason I had an "eye" for it was I was desperate for a deep couch and was willing to do whatever it took to get it at a cheap price ;)

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  2. I am SO impressed! Can't wait to hear about the process, I'm sure it was very challenging. It fits perfectly in your living room and you clearly did an incredible job making it look clean and professional!

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    1. Thank you SO much, Addie! I am working on a process post right now and it will be up really soon :)

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  3. Wow this is gorgeous! I always get so inspired by your posts to create new things.
    Keep Dreaming, Bethany
    www.blissfuldreaming.com

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  4. Looks great! Loving those legs girl :) you are a huge inspiration for me to keep diy-ing!

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    1. Thanks so much Tiffany! Can you believe those legs were under the original skirt?!

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  5. Hi,

    I am so impressed by this! Could you please explain how you changed the arms? I have a similar couch that I'd like to transform and cannot figure out what to do with the arms.

    Thanks in advance!
    Anna

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    1. Hi Anna!

      I'll be posting soon in-depth of how I changed the shape!

      Thanks!

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