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:

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

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

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

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

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

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  6. 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!!)

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  7. 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,

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

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

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

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

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

    Tammy

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  13. Great idea for extending the life of your sofa cushions!

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

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  15. 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

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

    Tammy

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

    x

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  18. 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! :)

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  19. 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

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

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

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  22. 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

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  23. These look fantastic..you are sooo smart..

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  24. 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

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  25. 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

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  26. 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.

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

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

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

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

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  31. 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

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  32. 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!

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  33. 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

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  34. 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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