How-to: Update a Hand-Me-Down Sofa
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Take the sofa to an upholsterer. (You can rip off the old fabric yourself first to save a little money.) We kept the original wood frame as is.
Our upholsterer added a new foam back and two new 4-inch-thick down-alternative cushions, then re-covered the entire thing in a vibrant cotton fabric.
Step-by-step instructions for crafting this multifunctional unit.