Monday, April 13, 2015

Easy DIY Couch Cushions

I am thrilled to share this post with you today!  I recently revamped our couch cushions and it was so easy that I just had to share.  
This is our couch in our main living room.  We bought it second-hand six years ago when we first bought this place.  It's always been very comfortable and maintained wear and tear easily.  But, after six years I was ready for a change.  The couch (and its matching chair) came with large, over-stuffed cushions.  While they matched the furniture, I never found them very comfortable.  The amount of actual sitting room was reduced by about half.  I have been toying with the idea of ditching the back cushions for about a year now.  I also wanted to add some colour and freshen up the space. 
So, I decided to switch it up with some throw pillows, but wasn't willing to pay for new ones. $50 for a pillow?!?! What?!
I have never been very good with a sewing machine, or a needle and thread for that matter.  So I knew that sewing cushions from scratch was not an option for me. 
I looked around thrift stores but I never found anything perfect.
Then, inspiration hit!  
I wanted to get rid of the back cushions and didn't want to store them, so why not use them? All I did to create this brand new look was buy pillow cases (much cheaper) and fill them with the stuffing from the original cushions. It was incredibly easy and cost-effective! I saved the cases from the cushions in case we ever give away the couch and the new owner wants them. 
I absolutely love how this turned out!  I can also use the stuffing for other pillows if I ever want to change them for different seasons. 
The pillow cases are from IKEA and were about $6-8 each. I also bought one from Target with the letter M on it and have one on each of our other chairs in the room. 
Voila! An easy DIY change to brighten the living room at a very low cost!

1 comment:

  1. I just have to say your Nana is looking down with a HUGE smile!


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