How to Turn a Bed into a Sofa

bed to sofa diy
I bought a new bed and decided to throw out my old sofa (that was almost new but seriously killed my neck and back, so screw that) and make my old bed into a new sofa. Not completely logical, but I’m so happy with the result and this DIY is definitely one of my favorites of all time.

So, what do you need to re-upholster a single bed?

  • A shitload of fabric (just over 8 meters in my case).
  • Strong arms (I have super weak arms but a strong will, and that works too).
  • A damn good staple gun.
  • Thread and needles. And preferably a thimble – your fingers will thank you.

I found this cheap mustard/gold/greenish fabric at a sale and decided it was super-beautiful mostly because it cost almost nothing. I had some doubts about the color in the beginning, but it really turned out great in the end.

So this is what I had to work with.

bed to sofa diy

bed to sofa diy

I was quite pleased to find out that the fabric I bought was wide enough to actually cover the entire mattress.

bed to sofa diy

I stapled it on.

bed to sofa diy

bed to sofa diy

I bought some new legs for the bed to make it lower and give it that bohemian feel that I wanted.

bed to sofa diy

bed to sofa diy

bed to sofa diy

I made some large pillows covered with the same fabric for the backrest.

bed to sofa diy

bed to sofa diy


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