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House Projects - Some Completed and one Big One Added

August 5th, 2013 at 07:45 pm

I've managed to get some of the house projects (lingering for anywhere from a few months to a few years) in the past few days.

I spent about $80 at Home Depot (sanding discs, two showerheads, some blank outlet covers, liquid nails, new spackle and lots of other stuff) to complete my projects. Not a huge sum, and it's making a big difference around the house.

And I added a project - a big project - to the list. I'm surprised I left it off the first list; I probably left it off because it's too daunting. So here it is: the sofas. I have two sofas that are about 50 or 60 years old. They were my grandparents' sofas, and they are awesome! Great design, super comfortable. One of the sofas is 6' long - that's the small one! The other is 9' long - wow! They were made to last back then, though, and this, along with sentimental value is why I am going to revive them, not replace them. (And seriously - where would you even find a 9' sofa that was affordable?)

So here are the sofa issues to deal with:
- they are sagging (I have found a product called sofa saver boards - anyone ever used these?)
- the slipcovers are old, ripped, stained, and need to be replaced (I am going to sew new ones out of canvas dropcloth; yes, I can sew and I have a sewing machine. I know I have to wash the fabric first)
- the back pillows sag (they are stuffed with down and feathers - I have been researching how to get them to stand up and not sag so much and I think a piece of foam inside the cover may do the trick - just missed a Jo-Ann's sale - hope there will be another one)

If anyone has advice I would love to hear it! This will make a big difference in our living room and give a new lease of life to our sofas.

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