Woman transforms second-hand sofa for under £100

When one woman need a new sofa on a budget, she got craft to create her dream piece of furniture.

She searched Facebook marketplace to find the two-seater for just £30.

One of the reasons it appealed was that she saw the arms came off, and she knew it would make it easier to re-cover.

The sofa was a brown colour and still usable but it had been in a holiday let so had a few stains.

Although it had already been cleaned, she could still see a few spots.

So she got to work transforming it herself, choosing a gorgeous green colour.

Posting in Ladies Budget D.I.Y., she said: ‘Got this sofa bed off of market place for £30, chose it because I knew I could easily cover as arms come off.

‘It had been professionally cleaned but drink stains still on it from being in a holiday let. With renovating whole property I don’t have money left for new sofa so ordered upholstery suede for £60.

‘New sofa for £90 and I love it. Just awaiting mattress needle to run a row of stitches across middle by hand.’

Others were amazed by the transformation and asked if she’s done anything like this before.

She said she did have some sewing experience and although some bits were tricky, it only took two hours.

She added: ‘My proudest accomplishment was not swearing once. I can sew but it brings the worst out in me and only had to sew arms and darts on corners so only took 2 hours.

‘I had looked at getting new but so far out of my reach at moment and I’m so glad I just went for it.’

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