Yesterday I decided that I simply don’t like the fact that the cushions of my couch are sewn to the foundation. It’s annoying and uncomfortable. So, because I’m impulsive like that, I decided to unattach them. I’ve started with the biggest cushion first because it’s the least used and if I screw it up I know I can hide whatever I do wrong. ^_^
I knew going into this that it’s going to take me a little while to finish it, but man I didn’t even get the whole cushion unattached before my body said, “Yeah, that’s enough of that.” and I had to quit for the day. This is the chaise lounge part of the couch, so the cushion doesn’t have just four sides, it has six sides. So I ripped the all of the seams except where it’s attached to the back of the couch and I’ll be tackling those as soon as I’m done here. Now I also knew that if they were sewn together that there was probably no bottom to the cushion, and I was right, so I’m gonna have to go into my stash and pull out some heavy fabric to fashion a bottom for these. It will definitely not match the faux leather top, and I’ll probably take the tufting out because really I don’t care for it. There’s really no need for it and since I had to put supportive inserts in half the cushions anyway (It’s a cheap couch) half of them don’t have it anymore.
It’s going to take me a while to do every cushion. Sigh. I did figure out this morning while I was lying in bed doing my morning “what hurts today?” inventory that if I’da taken the stupid cushion out of the thing yesterday, it would have gone a lot easier. Duh! They have zippers despite being attached. But no, I’m a moron who decided that wrestling with the cushion for two hours was the only way to do this right. >_< That’s why my back hurts again and why I’ll have to do this nice and slow.
In other news, the soap thing I talked about the other day is still totally working. My back may hurt now, but I’m still totally sleeping through the night without waking up because of back and/or leg pains. I still can’t believe it myself, but I’m not going to argue with success. And trust me, getting a good night’s sleep is very helpful when it comes to one’s well being. Otherwise, why would I think I have the energy to take on kinda/sorta reupholstering my stupid sofa? ^_^