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How to Reupholster a Hide-a-Bed

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A hide-a-bed was my first paying upholstery job. The funny thing was that I was putting a big blue plaid back on the sofa sized hide-a-bed. You can only imagine how I agonized over the plaid matching nightmare. When I met my husband, he owned this same type of Herculon plaid sofa hide-a-bed. I used to say you could drop a cheeseburger onto it and it would disappear. I mean this stuff NEVER showed the dirt. The downside was you had to live with the ugliness, unless you were willing pay an arm-and-a-leg, or tackle the reupholstery yourself. Local blogger and online bud, Beckie of Infarrantly Creative, just sent me over a fully photographed tutorial of her reupholstered hide-a-bed project.

It's much easier to move around it when you take out the bed mechanism.

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Note her attention to the the detail on the front arms and on the side. Very impressive.

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See it all right here. Thanks Beckie. I'm sure loads of people will now be inspired to tackle their ugly hide-a-bed.

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Giovanna on Nov 28, 2012:

Hello,


 


I wasn't able to get the tutorial from Becky's site :( Would you be able to send the link to me? Thanks so much in advance!


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