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Project Outdoor Sofa

  • July 29, 2017

We have been working for quite some time on sprucing up our back patio area. One of the things I have always wanted was an outdoor sectional or sofa, however with limited funds we just didnt have the money to make such a purchase. In an effort to create a makeshift sofa, we plopped six pallets on the ground and added a mattress. Unfortunately, it looked like we just plopped six pallets on the ground and added a mattress. So again, with limited funds I began to try to figure out how we could make something relatively inexpensively. I knew in my head what I wanted but I just couldn't figure out exactly how to make it happen. So for some guidance, I headed off to the handy-dandy Pinterest for a little inspo! And like a ray of light, I saw exactly what I wanted BUT and I emphasize the BUT, The lumber was going to be cost prohibitive or at the least the amount I would need in order to build one that would not break when I sat on it!! So once again back to square one. I was still pondering over how I could make this happen because I am not one to steer away from a challenge! After a few days of thinking, it dawned on me that I could just use the pallets as the base and build the platform around those! So I set off to The Home Depot & spent a total of $28. I had the outdoor stain from another project so this was basically all I spent! I wanted to give the existing pallets a finished look so they did not appear as pallets. Honestly, I was beyond excited on how it turned & surprised myself throughout this endeavor! This piece will sit 3 comfortably & perfect for a nap! I also added a built in table at the end for drinks, magazines, decor, etc.... (fan is sitting on it). I also made a mattress cover from a drop cloth that I painted to look like a grain sack & of course, lots of pillows!! Ironically, Since posting this project on Instagram, I have guided several others on this relatively easy & inexpensive DIY project!

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  • Now that's an area we want to relax in! Love seeing your projects. Keep up the great work!

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