How-to: Update a Hand-Me-Down Sofa

The DIY experts at HGTV Magazine went digging in the attic for treasures that deserve a second chance.


Photo by: Marko Metzinger

Marko Metzinger

By: Rae McConville

Materials Needed:

  • fabric

Step 1

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.

Step 2

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.

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