March 20, 2014New Cushions For Our Dreamy Vintage Frieze 60s Sectional Couch
By Sara In AZ
Ok, so…..we all saw my dream sectional couch last week. The couch itself was pristine, nary a loose thread or tear anywhere to be found. There was just one little nasty problem left to deal with.
The seat cushions were COMPLETELY horrible! eeps!
When you went to sit down on the couch you’d hear this loud ‘cruuunnnnnch’ and well, that’s not really what you want to hear when you just sit down and are trying to relax.
These were the original latex rubber cushions and they were REALLY starting to get very dry and powdery.
We knew we could not use the couch with such bad cushions, so we removed all of the old cushions (luckily there were zippers in the covers) as best we could before they crumbled to their death and made templates out of cardboard of the shapes we needed for the replacements.
Here is a picture of the fabric covers sans the cushions. Also, I totally and completely forgot to show y’all last week the cool curved sides on the sectional! Love that!!!
We took the cardboard templates down to Mesa Sales, a local store that has everything from fabric to flooring.
As you can see from my picture they have a HUGE selection of different foam cushions to choose from.
We measured our old cushions and they were 4 inches, so we knew what size we’d need at least! The staff helped us choose an appropriate cushion replacement equivalent to what the old cushion would have been like when it was new. It came down to 2 different variables – softer or more firm cushions. In the end we decided on more firm as we thought it would hold up better over time.
Mesa Sales cut all 3 of the cushions we needed, after we picked our foam, right there on the spot for us at no additional charge! Whoo!
We also bought some batting material from them as well as spray adhesive. We took all of the foam cushions outside and started attaching the batting. You don’t necessarily HAVE to add batting if you don’t want to go that extra step…..it just softens the foam up a bit and kind of fills out the cushion a bit more.
We are getting close…………………..
I’d have to say inserting the new cushions back into the covers was probably the hardest part of the whole job!
And voila, we can actually sit on our new/old couch!