“Leather” is stretching the truth a little bit, but “vinyl” or “pleather” just doesn’t doesn’t do this material justice. I literally would not be able to tell that it wasn’t actually leather if it weren’t for the splitting seams on the seat cushions.
If you saw this sneak peek I posted on The Gathered Home Facebook page, then you know that when I acquired the sofa, it only had three back cushions…
Oh, also that it was free.
(It was so nice of the girl who was selling it. I didn’t even meet her in person. Her boyfriend was home to help us load it into our pickup. But she just emailed me out of the blue the morning we were heading over to pick it up and said I didn’t have to pay her for it. Wow. I hope the person standing behind her in line pays for her drink at Starbucks. Thank you, couch-girl, and you’re welcome for the karmic free coffee.)
Oh yes… the case of the missing pillow:
Firmly convinced of the fact that very few people are as appreciative as I am of a sofa that looks like it’s missing one of its front teeth, I did a little brainstorming and created my own coordinating pillows to fill up the back of the sofa.
I started with this ikat/tribal/southwestern fabric I picked up at Joann’s over a year ago on clearance – I think it was just a few dollars a yard. I made envelope closure pillow covers for two pillows I already had.
These pillow covers are ridiculously easy to make, and use just one long piece of fabric for each pillow…
But did I mention that I hate sewing? So I made this even easier by using Heat-N-Bond Iron On Adhesive.
Heat-N-Bond comes in a roll with a paper backing. You iron it onto your fabric, and then peel the paper backing off, so you can then iron two pieces of fabric together:
Simply fold into an envelope shape, iron (no photos of this process, sorry!) and presto: the sofa has pillows!
Also, this is the longest sofa ever, or at the very least the longest sofa that I’ve had the pleasure of hauling and finagling through our front door (a full 8 feet, for those interested).
Goodness, I love this sofa. But as we’ve discussed before, I’m a bit of a couch floozy.
I can’t help myself.