Thursday, September 11, 2014

Progress on the Sofa/Couch

I made great progress on the sofa/couch for the Gordons.  I really had no exact plans as to how I was going to proceed, just an idea in my head. I looked at my sofa to see how corners were done, etc. Since I was using faux leather, I decided to do it all with hot glue. I will show you pictures of my progress.

Just to refresh your memory, I started with the cardboard corner that was part of the packing material for an appliance I bought last year. I cannot remember what appliance I bought, but I certainly could see the makings of a sofa. I have 3 more of these, so if this works out, I will do more!



First, I covered the couch with batting. This was pretty easy.  I left the bottom and the seat area uncovered. The seat area will get a cushion later.




Next, I covered the seat area with a piece of an old pillow case.



Next, I started covering areas with the faux leather. I sort of figured this out as I went.




I am not going to show you each tedious little step, so here it is with all of the pieces except for the cushion. I burned my fingertips several times with the hot glue putting this together



I glued 2 kitchen sponges together to make one long cushion, cut it down to the size I needed and then covered it with the faux leather. Here is the sofa with the cushion in place.



Here it is from the back:


I still need to add legs and make some throw pillows. It's not perfect, but I think not bad for my first try. I think the next one I do will be with fabric.  That faux leather was not that easy to work with.  I hope the Gordons will like it!

Thanks for looking.





15 comments:

  1. Great job! I love the color you chose.

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    1. I do like the color too. I am thinking of using more of this material to make a "leather" headboard for the Gordon's master bedroom. I am inspired now, so excited to work on things.

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  2. Not bad at all! The fabric is nice and I like that you put batting inside so the dolls will be nice and comfy.

    Ugh on burnt fingers. Hot glue is the devil.

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    1. Of course, batting for my dolls! They have to be comfy and cozy! What if they want to stretch out and take a nap???

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  3. Nice job! A classic couch that will go with lots of accessories in various colors I think!

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  4. It coming along really good. I have a couch and chair over her I need to finish! I thought about leather but passed.

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  5. Looking good! I really like the neutral color you picked. I can't wait to see it with the throw pillows.

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  6. It's looking good! You've done a great job! Can't wait to see the finished couch. The Gordons will love this.

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  7. Amazing work & would you like to follow each other
    on GFC, Google+ & Bloglovin? Lemme know & keep in
    touch!


    X
    http://subhamrai.blogspot.in/

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  8. Hi Phyllis! Thanks for the follow on my blog :) I love how you have done this couch and I look forward to looking through your blog. I still have such a fondness for Barbie and have slowly started to build my own collection. Have a good day! :)

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  9. Wow, it's really coming together! :)

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  10. Hi Phylis nice to meet your dolls page.
    i would love to have this sofa for my dolls too,is so cute ;-)
    have a nice day
    xx

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  11. Nice first try. It looks nice. It gets easier the more you do. Working with leather and vinyl can be very challenging. I'm looking at an unfinished vinyl sofa as we speak.

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    1. This was very challenging for me. I did learn a lot making this. I think the next one will be in a fabric that is easier to work with.

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  12. SWEEEEET! Love love love it. I even got my hubby looking at things differently now. More on a 1:6 scale and its funny when he sees something he will take a pic with his phone and send it to me....I'm not gonna tell ya how long it took me to teach him how to take a pic and send it as a message, but molasses grows faster lol. I love after xmas sales cause some ornaments can be used for Barbie...like lamps and pots n pans....hugs, debs

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