You might need a new couch if:
Our two previous sofas were hand-me-downs from family. The larger of the two was viciously attacked by LuLu, our pit-bull, while I was in the hospital for 8 days having Tilly. I strategically covered all damage with blankets and throw pillows. LOL! Like, literally stuffed stuffing back in, and where it was lacking, I rolled up a towel or blanket!
For years, we've been dreaming of trading our old couches for a new sectional sofa. No matter where I looked, online or in stores, the sectional that we wanted couldn't be found for less than $1000. Which is just crazy! I couldn't even find a used sectional (in decent shape) for that price!
Out with the old, in with the, uh, new to us. Just our luck, my family was getting rid of 2 twin beds with box springs! Teenagers these days require full and queen size beds dontcha know!
We placed them in our living room in an 'L' shape, just as a sectional sofa would be. The mattress/ box spring combo was just a bit lower than we hoped and the mattress' were definitely well worn in. I bought 2 mattress toppers for each bed to add comfort and more height.
Bed skirts and fitted sheets make these beds look more couch-like.
Pillows GALORE! The placement of the pillows really make this feel like a GIANT sectional!
(It's kinda hard to tell, but Tylan is feeding Tilly with a sippy cup in this picture :)
Now listen, if we had stopped the project at this point, this would be a $200 sectional couch!
Of course I did NOT stop there....
The biggest problem with this couch is the gap where the two beds meet. I think I'll keep a blanket draped in that area to stealthily camouflage the gap. Like this....
I bought matching grey bedspreads for both beds to give a more cohesive look ($60 for 3). I wrapped the excess bedspread material under the back side of the mattress'. That seems to keep things from moving too much. You know how dogs dig, right? My pits haven't dug these up yet.
I had to give up an arm and a leg for a few 27" by 27" pillows ($120). They really give it the, 'couch' feel though. I bought an extra bedspread to cut up and make pillow covers out of.
Total Couch Cost: approx. $400
GET THE look!
Chandelier- Big Lots (Bought years ago! It was an outdoor light I stripped the sparkle part from. The sparkle part is just sitting over top of the lampshade.)
Pillow Forms- JoAnn Fabric's (I used coupons to get them for $20 each)
Faux Fur Throws- TJMaxx
Grey Quilted Bedspreads- Walmart
Canvas Farm Prints- The Christmas Tree Shop
Floral Pillowcase- Fabric from JoAnn's (I made that pillowcase in High School!)
Heart/ LOVE Throw Pillow- Walmart
Grey Knit Nubby Throw Pillow- TJMaxx
I will never buy another couch again! Twin beds are where it's at! I hope our new couch gave you some ideas for your living room!
I'm super happy with the way it turned out. I don't actually think this couch is done yet. I have a few more tweaks I want to make. A few more pillow covers to sew. So, stay tuned for Part 2!
Until next time....
cash me outside.... er, I mean inside.... on my couch ;)
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