Lara loves tufted sofas; she's also cheap. (Her words, not mine.) Enter IKEA's Karlstad sofa, which has a great shape but, alas, no buttons. One very informative blog post later, Lara tells how she turned a brand new Karlstad sofa into a mid-century modern piece. Take a look at the after:
To see how Lara accomplished the makeover, visit her website.
IKEA Sofa Makeover: Tufted Midcentury Modern [Lara S. Chase}