My friend Huong has been looking for a modern couch for a while and has had a really hard time trying to find the right piece for her home. There were a couple of good mid-century modern options at Abyat, but still not perfect. I can’t really blame her actually – she’s incredibly creative and has an amazing sense of style, so finding the ideal fit would be quite difficult.
So when she called me up after finding a free sofa on the side of the road, we both thought it would be the perfect opportunity to experiment and make an old couch work for her living room.
Ali – my upholstery guru – was called in to listen to an endless list of demands, and brought along some pretty amazing linen fabric for the job.
For the couch plan, we eventually decided on joining two portions of the original couch to make it into a 3-seater (about 91 inches). We increased the height of the couch and changed out the legs for something more natural and modern. The arms were also created on one side and then restructured for a more modern look. The back seat height was reduced so that the new cushions on the back would come up a couple inches higher than the actual structure. Huong also really wanted one seat cushion rather than two or three, so that was also worked into the design of the couch as well.
And now… I seriously can’t believe how good it looks…
All in all, this came out to about the same as the cheaper 3-seater IKEA couches or way less than their more pricey ones. Score!
Hope you enjoyed the amazing transformation!!
If you need an upholstery job and live in the Eastern Province, give Ali a call at 050 494 0359. Tell him I sent you 😉