Remember this ugly thing that I found for $8 at a yard sale?
Well, I finally finished it (for now, at least). My roomie, Crystal, and I had to be very thrifty with this project. We painted the frame black, but then we were at a stand-still. We threw away the cushions because they were filled with animal hair and I just couldn't do it. But foam and pillows are so expensive... it was heartbreaking to our poor selves! Plus, even if we could afford the foam, my sewing skills are so very sad that I couldn't make a cover for them. So.. we got creative.
At a yard sale we saw a crib mattress for $1 and thought, "that looks like it would fit".. and for $1, it was worth at least bringing it home to try it. It wasn't like a cloth mattress, it was like vinyl-ish (waterproof) too, so we could clean it up and such. We got it home and it fit! Yessss. Is it a perfect fit? No. Was it $1? Yes. Any more questions? haha :) Crystal poked holes in the mattress so we could avoid getting that air bubble that pops you up when you sit down.. do you know what I'm talking about?
Anyway... we bought a fitted sheet for it for about $10 because like I said... no sewing skills, people. We also bought sheet tightening straps ($5 at Walmart) to make the sheet fit tighter.
Then, we were going to buy pillows for the back cushions, but again, our poor selves had a reality check at the store. $25-30 for one pillow.. seriously? Again, time to get creative. Hm... that's about the length of a body pillow. So.. we bought a body pillow ($9 at Walmart) and a cover ($9 at Walmart) that matches our other couch perfectly.
It was looking a little plain, so we went to Hobby Lobby in hopes of finding the cheapest pillows possible. Pillow forms (normally $6.99) were 30% off that day and then we found these already made pillow covers for $3.99 each. For two pillows the total was $18.84... yay!
So... let's do a grand total for everything we got:
Crib Mattress: $1
Fitted Sheet: $10
Sheet Tightening Straps: $5
Body Pillow: $9
Body Pillow Cover: $9
Pillow Forms & Pillow Covers: $19
Considering we were going to spend $50 on two pillows for the back cushions at first, I think we did an excellent job! Oh.. I guess you want to see the pictures, right?
(Please forgive the folded marks on the pillows/body pillow-- I got too excited about taking the pictures!)
Is it exactly what I envisioned? No, but it's what my budget can handle right now and it's cute and comfy! And, if we ever want to redo it again (you know.. if we ever just have like.. a ton of money lying around to just waste), I won't feel bad about scrapping what we have because it was cheap.
What do you guys think?! Hope you're having a terrific Tuesday!
I'm going to snuggle up on my new couch! :)
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