IKEA hack: mid-century couch

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My perfect couch is so damn close to this it's crazy!  Only thing is, that couch was 3 grand more than this little gem.

The goal was to find something modern and clean but with some throwback. This project is unbelievably simple.

IKEA couch + button tufting + tapered legs = BAM! Awesome couch. 

 

 

 

We started by buying the Ikea KARLSTAD loveseat and chaise in Isunda gray for $829.
 

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BEFORE

Here it is assembled and ready to be hacked. That sounds terrible....but it's gonna be rad. 

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AFTER

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HOW TO

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I'm not a fan of tufting in the seat cushions (messy with a kiddo in the house) so I took only the back cushions to my local upholstery shop and for a dollar a button had the tufting added. 24 bucks!
 

 

 

 

Up next was finding the right legs. Height is important here but even more so is the diameter of the top of the leg.  You want to be absolutely sure that these legs will support the weight of your couch.  We went with the 2" x 5.5 diameter in medium brown finish from Uncle Bob's Workshop. The legs screw right into the existing IKEA hardware opening. You can mix-and-match height and stain color on this website. The owner is a really nice man. $9 each.

Visit his shop here: http://www.unclebobsworkshop.com 

Thats it!   

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By Allison Barnard ACC, CPC

Allison Barnard is a Certified Wellness Coach ( ICF), Interior Design Consultant, and owner of Larkspur Wellness.  She offers women's retreats, virtual interior design sessions, contract and contract-free coaching sessions, and online courses.  She regularly contributes to Larkspur's blog and resides in Bend, OR.