Monday, September 10, 2012

How to Refill Couch Cushions Cheaply



These inexpensive couches are about eight years old and they have held up well except the back cushions. Because of our little dog laying on them and just everyday use they had become deflated as you can see.


So off to Walmart where I bought a few cheap pillows for $2.50 a piece.


My husband took the stuffing out and first placed the pillow in the cushion adding back the stuffing to fill in and reshape.


Wa-la... I think they cam out pretty well.


Now to get a few more years out of these.


We had some left over stuffing and filled the chair's back cushion as well.


42 comments:

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

for being 8 years old and having kids they are in terrific shape, now they look new!

Ms. Redo said...

Wow, looks great! Mine are doing the same thing, I need that kind of tweak! Thanks for the idea. Mary

Maple Lane said...

What a great idea. (especially for those of us with pets!)

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

Great idea! Love it!


Pat

20 North Ora said...

Brilliant idea!!

Judy

Lois Christensen said...

WHat a great idea! Hope you had a great day!

Beth said...

what a great idea. i love it!! (:

marejohn said...

Aren't you the smart ones!!!! I love the look of this kind of couch, but was always afraid of the "deflation" factor! Now I wish I'd have gone ahead since the fix is this cheap (and looks pretty easy!!)

laurie said...

what a great idea, I'm going to try this but mine are stitched down, I suppose one would snip the stitching then restitch, yours look wonderful, what a cozy room,

Olive Cooper said...

You are Smart Cookies:}

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

Wow - what a great idea. I'd of never thought of this!

Comeca Jones said...

Love the new look and I have so done this very thing! lol

NanaDiana said...

Wow- They turned out great- They look brand new- great looking for 8 years old with kids and pets and life! xo Diana

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

Great idea! I work at a furniture store I have to remember that!

Tammy ~ Country Girl at Home ~ said...

Well it sure did! What a great idea and fix! I love your blue furniture!

Tammy

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

Great idea for extending the life of your sofa cushions!

Theresa said...

Those look awesome! Great fix. Your living room looks so cozy.

Gabriela Delworth said...

Bravo!!! That's smart!


Gabriela

Cindy said...

Those are really pretty couches and chair. And yes, that is an excellent idea, I might have to do that soon. I've had my couch forever. Thanks so much for the really great idea!
Hugs, Cindy

Tammy ~ Country Girl at Home ~ said...

Just stopping back over to thank you for participating in Pinned it Made it Monday! :)

Tammy

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

NICE! what a deal!

Tania @ Out Back said...

I am always grateful for tips like this one. What a great idea, sure beats buying a new couches :)

x

Robyn said...

What an awesome idea!. I have the same trouble with my couch cushions because of the dogs.. I"m going to show hubby this and do this to ours.. Thank you! :)

**CREATIVE CARMELINA** said...

Nice to meet and follow you....my hubby has done the very same thing for our couch. We have that same style back ( Which I will never again buy), going on 12 years now! Works great, but my next couch will have a tight, pillowless back on it!





Ciao Bella
Hope you'll stop by to visit.
Creative Carmelina

Mrs A said...

Great idea! I need the bottom cushions of my old couches refilled, will try this out, thanks!

Kris said...

What a great idea!! They look fantastic!!
XO Kris

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

Those turned out great and I am so impressed that your sweet hubbie gets right in there and helps out on your home dec project.... lucky girl!

The sofa and chair look great now!

Thanks for sharing!

Alison

bj said...

These look fantastic..you are sooo smart..

Barb said...

Hi Elaine'
Clever fix. I've had to do similar to scatter cushions when they've gone flat.I used cushion inserts...but a pillow might be cheaper. Thanks for the idea.
Have a good week,
Barb from Australia

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Great idea and looks amazing. I am so glad my newest sofa has a tight back, those cushions always are a mess. You did a fantastic job. Hugs, Marty

Cranberry Morning said...

What a great way to extend the life of those sofas! In this economy, we need to save wherever we can. I need to recover ours. Hmmm. I'm going to see what's on sale at mill ends.

SavannahGranny said...

Wonderful idea and execution. I Google+ ed this one.
Thanks for sharing, Ginger

Callie said...

Love it - great idea!!

ImSoVintage said...

That's a great idea, Elaine. Thanks for sharing.

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Your sofas look great for 8 yrs.....great tip! You always post the best tips.

Leslie said...

you go girl.. what a great idea!!!

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

They look great. Nice and plump. Thank you for sharing. Visiting from The Stuff of Success. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2012/09/make-it-pretty-monday-week-14.html Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

arkie said...

Great idea! Looks great!

corners of my life said...

How very clever.

Tilly's Nest said...

What a wonderful solution to a problem that so many of us face, the deflated couch pillows! Thank you so much for the fantastic tutorial and linking up again to our blog hop!

Debt Free Mommy said...

It's party time at Debt Free Mommy Blog and we'd love to see you there! Please come join us and link up to Making Space Mondays. We'd love to see any post(s) about making your spaces better. Thanks, Tabitha

Beth Luther said...

Thank you for sharing this! My couch is eight years old and my cushions looked and felt terrible! I tried this today and they are ten times better! Like new!!!!

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