So you want to be the host of the party, but your furniture budget lends more to cheap foam cushions from Ikea than comfy springs? This instructable will show you how to take your foam couch and retrofit it on a budget. You will need:

Cheap, but good looking foam couch
Barrel Springs- You can purchase these from an upholstery supply place or recycle an old mattress
Extra Cotton Fabric- 10-15 yards. You can buy old curtains from Goodwill for this or check on Craigslist. Any fabric will do as long as it is heavy, cotton, and lots of it
Heavy Twine

Staple Gun

              This is a great weekend project right before a surprise out of town visit.

Step 1: Set-up Supplies

   Lay-out your tools. If you are buying your barrel springs new, just throw them in a tub, if you are recycling you may need to strip the springs out of the previous item to put in your new awesome couch. Please remember, the prior item needs to be clean. You can not use used springs from mattresses on commercial applications.
Wow, that's incredible!
I'm so glad you like. We had a lot of fun making it!

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Bio: Hi, we're Dara and Nash. Industrial designers, tinkers, and mayhem builders. Follow our travels.
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