BEST COUCH | makeover ever

5856_145001516180_500026180When I saw my mom recently makeover this Goodwill find, I new I had to share it with all of you! She reupholstered this couch for my sister’s dorm room (see before shot below).  The above picture is the after shot. How great is that fabric?? Here’s a little inside view of how she did it.

Before – ugly and outdated:


Fabric choices:


In order to add buttons to the front she had to remove the back:


Because of the awkward curve of the arms, she decided to make a pattern:


She mostly used her sewing machine but had a couple parts to hand-stitch:


In progress:


New larger buttons:


Here it is again… Before:





36 responses to “BEST COUCH | makeover ever

  1. Awesome Kelly! Just caught your blog, most excellent! Glad to see you’re still truckin’ along and being creative.

  2. Uhh… can your mom please move here and redo my entire house??


  3. Wow, I love it! I almost rescued a pea-green loveseat/sleeper sofa from the dumpster outside my house the other day…but decided against it. I wish I had taken it and redone it like this one!

  4. Yeap!!!…this is the B-E-S-T couch makeover. Your Mom can come over any time!!!!

  5. Wow! That is amazing transformation!

  6. wow, your mom has some serious sewing skills. that is a fabulous transformation and I love that fabric on the after photo. So very chic.

  7. Holy cow, mom! She rocks for sure, that couch is so hip now you’d never know what it used to look like!

  8. Love it! Would you mind if I feature it on my blog?

  9. wow can you send her over to my house!!

  10. Beautiful! I have one I’d like her to do for me :)

  11. Next time make a video tutorial…’cause I can guarantee that if I attempted this it would be a “hot mess”!!

    Way to go MOM!


  12. The sofa makeover looks great!! I love the fabric you chose.

  13. Thanks for stopping by! This looks amazing- I’m totally in love with it! I kinda have a thing for sofa makeovers- here’s mine

  14. Dang! That is awesome! Your sister is going to have the nicest dorm room evaaa!

  15. aMAZing! Wish that cute lil loveseat called MY home it’s home :)

  16. Um, wow, that’s incredible. Absolutely love it! Can she do one for me?

  17. Absolutely LOVE this! Awesome reupholstery job and I love the fabric.

  18. FANTASTIC!! i love it!

  19. That is AWESOME!!! Your mom is super talented! Thanks for sharing :)

  20. Oh. My. Goodness! This is sooooo amazing!

  21. Amazing! I have chairs I need reupholstered but no guts to do it!

  22. Wow. What a transformation! Your Mom did a great job!

  23. Your mom is a rock star!

  24. talent like that makes me so jealous!

  25. Bet it’s the best room in the dorm! Love it!

  26. This is such a cute couch. Make one for me too! :-)

  27. Unbelievable!! I have to learn how to do that.

  28. Wow! It definitely doesn’t look like the same couch. I love the fresh print of the fabric. Your sister is going to have the most stylish dorm couch on campus!

  29. Absolutely brilliant!! LOVE the new fabric, funky mod. Your mom is a star!

  30. You should have your Mom do a tutorial on re-upholstering pieces. I bet you would get lots of hits.
    This is my first time to your blog. I hope you will come for a visit.
    I have a new party starting- Wed Sept 2. So each week I will have the Knock Off Knock Out party on Mondays and the Holiday/Seasonal party on Wed. I hope you come for a visit.
    New buttons to grab as well.
    Its So Very Cheri

  31. Wow! This is gorgeous and so fun, too. I wish I knew how to do this.

  32. That’s FABULOUS!!!

  33. Unbelievable!!!! Your Mom did an awesome job. I love it!

  34. Pingback: SUPER CUTE | dorm room « kelly hicks | design

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