Comfortable and nice looking outdoor furniture can be very expensive to purchase. Ugly old sofas can be a pain to get rid of. However, if you can turn that ugly sofa into a beautiful piece of outdoor furniture, you can effectively kill two birds with one stone! Updating old furniture is always a fun project. However, turning an old sofa into stylish outdoor seating is extremely satisfying.
Sofa Makovers For Outside Use
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I am going to show you several examples of sofa makeovers to use as outdoor furniture. You are going to love these ideas so much that if you don’t have an old sofa to makeover, you will be running to your local thrift store to hunt for your very own!
Dated Avocado Sofa Into Stylish Porch Bench
This first example is actually from a thrift store purchase of a sofa with great bones for only $6.
Here are the before and after pictures.
SOURCE: Faded Plains
This dated avocado green sofa was easy to transform into a stylish porch bench. By getting rid of the back cushions, the sofa automatically looks more like a bench. Then, switching out the seat cushion to a soft neutral gives a stylish farmhouse feel. The added throw pillows add to the softness and make it super inviting. This would be great for a covered or screened in porch area.
Broken Down And Reconstructed
This next one took a little more work but once again very little money:
Check out Hometalk to see how this old loveseat was broken down to the bare bones and the reconstructed to this beautiful outdoor sofa. It is obvious that the upholstery is now a nice outdoor weatherproof fabric which is necessary when you have furniture that is exposed to the elements!
If you like the idea of an outdoor sofa but don’t have an old sofa to make over, there is still another inexpensive option.
Build Your Own Outdoor Sofas
Ana White has detailed plans for making your own sofa and loveseat that will transform your outdoor space. The plans are easy to follow and include instructions for making the cushions as well.
Would you consider sofa makeovers to use as outdoor furniture? Or, would your prefer to build one from scratch?