Do It Yourself Loveseat
Valentines day is around the corner and Born Furniture has an idea to make the day very special. Be productive and make something for you and your loved one. Loveseats have taken the world by storm and what better way to spend time with your loved one than cuddling up together on a seat made specially for you two. This DIY loveseat project is very simple and doesn’t need too many materials, however, it depends on what you want it to look like.
Notably, the colours used is determined by you. You can paint the chairs as you like and the cushions can be upholstered with the fabric of your choice. For this Do it yourself project we suggest a fabric that will illustrate the colours of love but still fits in with your living space.
What you need:
- Old chairs like dining chairs (preferably with arms)
- Upholstery fabric (the amount is determined by the size of your seat)
- Batting (the amount is determined by the size of your seat)
- Sewing needle and thread
- High-density foam (the amount will be determined by the size of your seat, the thickness will be determined by your preferences)
- Wood plank (size is determined by the size of your seat, we suggest a 20mm thickness)
- Sander with sandpaper
- Serrated Knife
- Staple Gun
What to do:
You have to start by removing the seats of the chairs. After the seats have been removed, remove the opposite arm of each chair so when the chairs are placed next to each other only the outside arms remain. Now it is up to you to decide what finish you want, if you want to paint, varnish or stain it. Once you have decided you should start that process, use a sander on the surface and paint or stain your wood. You can skip this part if you like your chair just as it is. If you want to stain the chairs, apply wood block oil of your choice with a clean cloth and always rub in the direction of the wood grain.
While the oil or paint is penetrating the wood and drying, start working on your seat. Start by measuring one of the old seat cushions front to back and mark this on the wood plank. Furthermore, mark the seat depth on the wood by measuring across the back of the chair. An easy way to measure the seat on the wood is to place the old seat on the wood and trace the outside of the seat onto the wood. Remember to trace the two seats next to each other. Use a jigsaw to cut out the seat, you should cut out a rectangular shape to fill the gap between the chairs when they are placed next to each other. After you have cut the wood you must make sure that it fits on the two chairs.
Now that you have your bench wood place the wood on top of the high-density foam. Trace around the edge with your marker and cut the foam using your cutting tool. Use an adhesive to glue the foam tho the wood. Now for the fun part, spread out your fabric face-down and stack your foam covered seat bench on top. Fold the fabric over the foam and wood, stapling along the edges. If you use a fabric with a geometrical pattern focus on keeping the pattern straight. Once you are done trim the excess fabric.
To attach the cushion to your chairs, place the cushion upside-down on a table and position the chairs on top of the bench. Using a drill, drill pilot holes into the bench by going through the holes on the bottom of the chair and into the bench. Use screws to attach the new bench to the chairs, flip it over and you are done.
Put your cozy cushion upside-down on a table and position your chairs on top of the bench. Drill pilot holes into the bench by going through the holes on the bottom of the chairs and into the wood of the bench. Using the screws you saved from the old seats, attach the new bench to the chairs. Flip the whole thing over and you are done!
Now that you have completed this DIY loveseat project all that is left is to snuggle up with your loved one and enjoy the time together.
The Born team