Article Written by : Furniture Holic
You can do a lot with just foam and a sewing needle. With minimal tools, you can fix everything around your house from a sagging couch to dining room chairs and patio furniture. If you try to order a custom cushion online, you’ll pay a fortune for brand name goods that may not come in a color or pattern you truly love. With these tips, you’ll find more than a few pieces of furniture you can give a facelift to.
Revamp Patio Chairs
A patio cushion has some special properties that enable it to withstand exposure to the elements. This type of foam usually has wide open cells, which allow water to pass through it easily without leaving residue. Normal foam becomes almost like a sponge, which can create a mold or bacteria problem if left unchecked.
Brand name cushions use this outdoor foam as well, so the only thing you need to choose is the fabric you want to use. The simple stitch is made by placing two equally-sized pieces of fabric over one another and performing a simple stitch to hold them together. If you have a sewing machine, you can get a much stronger bond between the two sheets.
Dining Room Improvements
A foam replacement for your dining room chair cushions is another great way to add back support and comfort while you eat. Choose basic colors that match the layout of your kitchen, avoiding bright whites or solid blacks as they track dirt and grime easily.
If the cushions are made of leather, they may not be so simple to take apart. In these situations, it’s helpful to use the stitch from above to try and create cushions you can place over the dining room chairs. That extra bit of padding will add the comfort, and you can work with the colors to get something that matches your chairs.
Not every couch cushion can stay plus and firm forever. Eventually they sag, but they can get new life with a foam insert. The main challenge with a replacement is measuring the proper size. For this, you just need to measure every side. It helps if you draw yourself a diagram, including a three dimensional view of the width/height of the cushion.
Leather couch cushions are actually quite easy to replace so long as your upholstery has a zipper built into it. Unzip, measure the old foam and order the new sheet online. In some cases, you can even have the sheet custom cut to fit the width or shape you need.
The Foam Factory has a large selection of indoor and outdoor foam products for use in the home, or as commercial packaging.