Have you ever fallen in love with a piece of furniture that you would want to save it, rather than go through the heartache of throwing it away?
Well, although buying a piece of Nick Scali furniture is great. Bringing together the old and the new gives your furniture ensemble a touch of great history. Who know? This might spark an inspiration to start a new business venture. The simple repair can mean a lot especially when times are hard and spending a lot on a sofa seem too much.
Here are some simple steps on how to repair your sagging living room sofa.
1. Take pictures of the couch you want to reupholster before you take the old fabric off and while you are removing the fabric. Take pictures from every angle you can to make sure you know exactly how it looked before and how everything was in place. A couch is not complex, but this project will take time. You will most likely need to remember what the couch looked like and how it goes back together with the time it takes.
2. Now you will take the couch apart. When removing the fabric, do not damage the stuffing of the couch. Turn the couch on its back and remove the dust ruffles and fabric that is on the bottom. Then, place the sofa on its legs and take the outer backing, the outer armrest, inside of the back, inside of the arms and the deck off. If the old cover is in good shape you can use the fabric as a pattern to cut the new fabric. If you can use it as a pattern, keep the fabric to refer to during this project.
3. Now you will cut the fabric. Use a flat area and roll the fabric out, measure and cut. Lay the old cover on top of new fabric, saving as much fabric as possible. On a seamed edge cut approximate half and inch from the old seam. If the edges are stapled add a couple more inches do that you can pull the fabric to fit snugly over the sofa.
4. Now you can replace the fabric on the couch. You will need a stapler and the ability to sew. Sew the cushion pieces and place them over the cushions making sure they are snug. Then, pull the other fabric over your couch and turn it upside down, to staple along the bottom. Staple securely, checking the pictures to see about how many staples were there at first.
Finally, show off your new couch. Nothing makes you feel like you accomplished something big like someone else’s opinion. Take pride in a job well done.
5. There are times when the cushion itself can be the cause of a sagging sofa. If the cushions are too soft, then you may need to add more filling. You can purchase foam padding and add it to the top and bottom of the padding in the cushion. It would look new and durable like Nick Scali furniture.
6. If you have checked the fabric and wood of your sofa’s frame, and the support and filling of the cushions and still cannot figure out why your couch is sagging you can try adding support to the entire back. Reinforce the back and frame of the couch using moving van tape. It should look like a web of tape in the back. This should help support the frame and back of your sofa.
Keeping all of these in mind will definitely mean more comfortable and good-looking sofas to sit on.
Stacy Watts is an avid blogger on home improvement. She gives practical tips in choosing and restoring furniture.