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A Tale of Two Couches


the doodle house

The little-known mid century Karlstad couch makeover would win a doodle award for excellence in ikea furniture customization if there were such a thing. There’s not, but there is my complete copying of it here on this blog.

We got our cushions back from the upholster last week, (We used Spruce, which I recommend to anyone, any day.) which means our new sofa is officially midcenturized.

Allow me to recap. Here’s the couch before…

And here she is after…

It’s like a brand new(er) couch! To review, here’s what we did to make it 50s-friendly:

  • Tufted the back cushions-$50  (Should you choose to take this on yourself, take note that ikea is not liberal with their fabric swatch disbursement. To get matching fabric we had to buy a $20 cushion in the same fabric to cover the buttons).
  • Added modern legs from tablelegs.com-$8.95 each (Make sure to request the…

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