By Adalheid Voigt. Sofa. At Sunday, March 17th 2019, 07:33:59 AM.
This beast of a sofa was left behind in an apartment, but it wasn’t quite what the new tenant had in mind. With $20 worth of spray paint, and an enviable abundance of confidence, the tenant gave this old piece a fresh new face. While most of us haven´t made over a whole couch, I´m sure many of us have found random furniture in our homes—and it probably needs at least a little work.
Have a large expanse of space to fill? This dramatic oversized sectional gives any living space a striking sense of scale, and its low-profile design adds to the expansive effect. At 24 inches high, this unobtrusive couch pairs beautifully with large-format artwork, and the sectional design encourages raucous conversation.
If you’ve got a plain Jane sofa and you want it to look more formal a surefire way to do it is to add some nailhead trim. Simply determine the lines of the sofa you want to accent and then nail in the tacks (try to place them at even intervals of roughly ½ inch). Just be sure to choose a solid part of the frame so you’ve got a solid foundation to nail the trim into. And it should go without saying that you cannot do this on a slipcovered piece – only on one that’s upholstered.