Couches are the most important pieces of furniture in your living room. More than just a place to sit, couches are where we go to after a long day of work to relax and unwind. Comfort is paramount, but being one of the focal points of the room, they also have to look great. Who would want to come home every day to unwind on something that sticks out like a sore thumb? Unfortunately, even the nicest of couches can start to look dilapidated after it is put through its paces. What can be even worse is that sofas can start to become less comfortable. You might think that it's time for a new one if this sounds like yours, but there is an alternative. Before you toss that thing to the curb, why not give this DIY a try? After all, not everyone can afford a new sofa, and you could save quite a bit of money by doing this instead.
Tonya, from the blog Love of Family and Home, was less than pleased with how her couch was starting to look and feel. Pictured below, it's obvious that it was starting to suffer from "saggy sofa syndrome."
To remedy the situation, the first thing she did was purchase a 4.5 kg box of Poly-Fil.
The next step was to empty out all of her old throw pillows and toss their casings into the wash.
The material inside those pillows was cheap and had lost much of its luster. So, Tonya decided to use some of the Poly-Fil to re-stuff them and make them look like new. The difference was immediately noticeable:
With the seat cushions removed, the sad state of the back cushions was very apparent. Since they were physically attached to the couch, Tonya had no choice but to open them up and top them off with a bit of Poly-Fil.
That looks much better.
Once that was taken care of, it was time to tackle the seat cushions. Since these seats get a lot of use and have to support the entire weight of a person, she decided to spruce them up with a bit of Poly-Fil Quilt Batting.
She cut sheets of the batting to size so that they perfectly matched the profile of the cushions.
One layer, however, was not going to be enough. She ended up stacking three layers on top of each other to achieve the desired results.
To ensure that everything would stay in place, Tonya used an adhesive spray between each layer of batting, as well as between the batting and the original cushion.
After the adhesive had enough time to set, the next step was to put it all back into the cases. Once inside, the seat cushions were placed back on the couch.
And just like that, her once saggy-looking couch was in tip-top shape.
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