Sunday, September 14, 2008

Lounge makeover

My lounge was ugly. Damn ugly. I say "was" because now I love it! And I made it over in a very eco-friendly and cheap way. Here's the before shot. The lounge was structurally perfect but after 10 years of use it was very threadbare.
I never really liked the pattern anyway, I ordered it off a swatch and thought it would hide the dirt, but it was much too florally (is that a word?) for me. First I cut up my fabric. I used 4 pairs of jeans and 6 skirts from the op-shop (thrift store). I laid them out where I wanted them on the lounge.
Then I flipped them all over to pin them in place.Sounds easy enough? Well that was Wednesday and I finally completed it today- Sunday! There was lots of walking away and coming back and rethinking how I was going to do it. I wanted it to be very fitted so it wouldn't slip about.

Of course I had help. Thanks Cinnamon!Turned out pretty good I reckon! Easy to wash, and it only cost about $25 all up.I used the back pockets of the jeans as remote control pockets. Now if I can just train everyone to use them........Cinnamon approves and so do I. Now to curl up on my "new" lounge with a glass of wine and a good book!


simple~needs said...

great job!!
i added you to my blog roll.

KernowWitch said...

Well done you, what a great way to use up old jeans. I made a floor cushion ages ago with my son's old jeans but what you did is amazing...Hugs Chrissy x

Monica said...

Thanks Kim and Chrissy! It was lots of fiddling and it turned out very heavy, so the fittings were a real workout. Should be hardwearing with all those teenage boys we hav!

RecycleCindy said...

Your denim couch cover is fantastic. I have made some denim bags from recycled jeans but your project is absolutely the best use of recycled denim that I have seen. So cool -- I love it!

ana@carpe_diem said...

this is great! I was googling for some jeans upholstering ideas so I found you!
many greatings from Croatia!