I've gotta' slouch in my couch!

I guess that's better than a slouch ON my couch.....

In a temporary move to put the living room back together, I had to give in and put my old sofa and love seat back where they started from.  I have other options, but with the holidays just around the corner none of them will happen before Christmas.  What I would really like to do is slipcover them.... I can sew a straight stitch.... have even made clothing before.  But slipcovers?  I'm lettin' that one gel for a little while!

The frame and bottom cushions are fine.... but beyond the age, color, and various marks etc left behind by my kids, the thing that bothers me the most about both pieces is the fact that they always look "rumpled".  The top cushions are old and saggy, and they never seem to stay put.  It's like the inside cushion shrunk while the material stayed the same size....

The one on the right is a better version of what they all seem to look like every day (I "plump" on a regular basis...).

The one on the left is the one I filled with quilt batting on the front & back.  I haven't completely smoothed it out yet, but after several days of my boys sprawled out across both ends, the one with the batting has held up surprisingly well (I've only "plumped" up once).

The room is long, but fairly narrow... and a sofa AND a love seat seem to suck up all of the available space .  I'm hoping to sell the love seat and replace it with two smaller chairs.  And of course..... cover the sofa.  We'll have to see about that one!

So if you're looking for an inexpensive fix for a lumpy sofa, try a few layers of batting between the the inside cushion & cover.  One large roll will fill to cushions for about $9 (purchased at Walmart).  Cheaper than a new sofa....


  1. Very smart tip!

    Thanks for your comment today. I knew someone would have that cheap spray paint like I did. Haha!

  2. Laura--you left a huge comment with lots of questions on my post about the paint sprayer. You are a no-reply blogger so I can't email you.

    great tip about filling the sofa!


  3. Thanks for the heads up on the "no reply" message, Gail. Didn't even realize it- but I think I've got it figured out now.



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