Yep. You read that right! Someone in the apartment building next door was throwing away a love seat. You can’t tell from the photo, but the arm on the left was broken. I waited a week to see if anyone wanted to claim the love seat as a love seat, but no one did.
The love seat was covered in microfiber fabric and that stuff is pretty-near indestructible. I’d been thinking about getting some to recover our dining room chairs.
The morning of trash pick-up, I went out with a utility knife and cut the microfiber off the love seat. I was surprised to find it was largely constructed of cardboard! I know- I should have taken a picture of the naked sofa, but it didn’t occur to me at the time. I brought the fabric in the house and threw it right into the washing machine. Did I mention that stuff is practically indestructible? Although I knew I could wash it, I wasn’t sure I could dry it, but I was anxious to get started. I threw it in the dryer on low and kept an eye on it, taking it out when it was just dry.
Our dining set was given to us by a friend. The friend’s mom had them covered in the plastic when they were made. Over the years the plastic began to stretch and then tear. Time for a change!
I unscrewed the seat from the frame and pulled off all the plastic and the welting around the bottom of the seat. I laid the seat face down on the back side of the microfiber, pulled it taught and stapled it to the bottom of the seat. Then I screwed the seat back into the frame! Ta! Da!
Trying something new! I’m linking to the October Blog Hop on Bloggymoms.com.