Upholstered furniture with their own hands in recent years is becoming increasingly popular, because a high-quality designer sofa is very expensive, and cheap furniture often looks ugly, and deteriorates rapidly.
The living room is one of the most important rooms of any home, it can easily become a little corner of paradise, a “safe place” where you can relax after a long day, retire with a good book or relax while browsing the channels of TV.
Are you tired of a reliable but frightening piece of furniture that takes up space and seems to absorb all the light and air? A sofa made of regular pallets will give the room a fresh look. The room will suddenly shine with new colors and will become the heart of the house.
In this sofa you can not only relax, but you can also sit quietly with your friends invited to a party.
For many decades, wooden pallets have been used in the shipping and storage of goods. Recently, they have become a useful resource for the manufacture of decoration and design projects in the home. This packaging tool is easy to disassemble into ordinary boards that can be used for any number of individual design ideas.
Sometimes, the wood is almost untreated, and others, on the contrary, are covered with an interesting varnish with tinting, painting or patina. But the most important thing is that the old wooden pallets can be bought for free!
The upholstered furniture, made by themselves from pallets, demonstrates the clean design that will be combined with any conceived style:
- In the living rooms and dining rooms of any home, easy-to-feel sofas made from pallets will be a highlight.
- The simplest type of furniture is the usual bench without backrest, suitable for several people. Its design probably dates back to the beginning of civilization. The banks are universal, they will be an excellent answer to the needs of kitchen decoration.
- Small spaces will receive a beautiful touch if they have a small poof.
- A chair made of pallets will decorate the hallway or attic, and a coffee table, an organized place to store books or decorative gardening will help complete the look.
- You can also create software modules for your home from pallets. Making the modular seats is considered the most difficult, but they will be the most impressive elements of the space, given that the “designer” will be completely made of recycled pallets. The advantages of this type of furniture is that it is easy to reorganize them, to reorganize the space in a new way, according to the needs or preferences that have arisen.
How to create a soft corner in 3 days?
Step 1. Prepare pallets.
It’s easy to make upholstered furniture with your own hands, even for those who have never held a hammer in their hands! The first thing you need is to buy pallets, counting your number in advance.
When choosing the size of the furniture, it is necessary to take into account the dimensions of the room where it will be placed. So that the height of the seat is close to the standard (450-550 mm), you must buy 2-3 pallets, 150 mm high, they will be installed one on top of the other.
The structure of the seat and the support trays must be the same length. The standard size of the pallet, length 1200 mm and width 800 mm, is ideal for a soft corner or a wide chair.
For the sofa, you may have to file tables.
Step 2. Trying
Before connecting the pallets, you should check how the sofa will look.
Step 3. Grinding
To make the upholstered furniture ergonomic and look decent, the wood is polished, slightly rounded corners and leveling all irregularities. The processing can be done manually with a sandpaper or a special orbital grinding machine.
Step 4. Build
You can attach the pallets to each other with several large screws.
The angle brackets are joined with a drill.
Step 5. Protection and color.
After assembling the sofa, chair or sofa, the tree should be covered with a wood preservative. The decorative properties can be given stain.
For some design ideas, you may need to paint the sofa with enamel.
Step 6: Choice of materials for pillows.
For the manufacture of poufs there are large old children’s mattresses. A pair of classic pillows in Moroccan or Indian style can add a sophisticated look to a new soft corner.
To save money and realize an interesting idea, use the patchwork technique, in this case, you can buy the remains of the fabric or look at the house to see old things that are easy to apply.
Step 7: Creating soft seats
For the manufacture of ottomans it is necessary to make careful measurements of the finished wood frame. After that, choose fabrics and fillings. It is important
When cutting the backrests, be sure to consider the height of the soft seats.
An elegant and elegant corner of the pallets is placed not only in the living room next to the fireplace, but also on the terrace, the balcony or in the garden. Its advantage is that it appears in the house for free, it is easy to repair and, to match the new decoration, you can paint, lacquer and cover again.
Tips to update antique furniture.
“What the hell can be more luxurious than a couch, books and a cup of coffee?” Said Anthony Trollop, one of the most famous and successful writers of the Victorian era in England. No matter how beautiful the decoration in the apartment or the careful planning of the placement of new cabinets in the room, no room can be considered completely furnished without a chair or a sofa.
But upholstered furniture with their own hands is not always something new. Many people own good old furniture, which is already tired, worn and does not match the rest of the decoration. Just because the sofa is already old, you do not have to throw it away.
Spending a little time and connecting imagination, at home, you can quickly turn your antique furniture into a perfect design element by simply replacing the upholstery. Using modern fabrics, unexpected colors, textures and combinations, you can create a unique bohemian object in its class.
The non-standard tones of new upholstery, which should not be feared, will make the environment pleasant and fresh. The use of templates and exclusive photographic printing will provide the furniture of the apartments, in a similar way to the ultramodern works of art.
The main thing is that when solving internal problems, it is necessary to follow their own rules, nobody should dictate them. The simplest approach is to create a coordinated style that connects all the rooms in the house.
But the interior is more than just a number of spaces, it is a reflection of its owners, and making upholstered furniture with their own hands is creating a unique one.