November 3, 2010

Organ Donors

We have ordered a new beautiful sectional (which arrives in 6 days but who's counting?!) So in preparation for it's arrival (and out of necessity to have our carpet relaid) we took out our current couch and loveseat. When we moved them out Neil literally took a sawzall and cut them in half. Not wanting to waste good materials he then turned the furniture into organ donors - removing the firm foam seats and the batting from the backs.

We had 4 foam cushions like this


and 2 HUGE bags of batting like this


With the help of my friend Laura who is a recovering expert we turned them into these



and even added handy carrying handles


perfect for little bodies to climb on, sit on, jump on and lay on.


With only ONE of the bags of batting I was able to make these 2 huge pillows. Neil wants me to make one HUGE pillow with the entire other bag of batting but I reminded him that these things are fun but we do have to store them somewhere too! We'll see.



So thanks for your guts loveseat and couch, we're happy to keep parts of you around.

11 comments:

  1. Oooh, they all look great@

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  2. Michelle they are so awesome. You continue to amaze me at the things you can do and the things you think of to do. These will bring hours of fun and will be great for the big guys (and the little guy) to sit on to watch F1 races. Once again I am so impressed and proud of you (and Laura, too).

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  3. I. LOVE. THEM!!!! They look amazing!! I want to slide down the stairs on them so bad!! Great job girls!

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  4. honestly where do you find the time to do all of this!? They look amazing! I absolutely LOVE the colors! I wish I could think of things like this...especially since there was a couch thrown out from our place a couple of months ago!!

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  5. Sooo smart! I come from a large family and my grandma always kept huge pillows for us kids to sit on because when the grown ups were around there wasent enough couch so we would all grab pillows and lounge on the floor. I always wanted that for my house since our family has only gotten bigger now that we all have kids lol.

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  6. Oh that is a great project! And how useful! Great way to add seating and they look wonderful too!

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  7. What a FABULOUS refashion! I LOVE the colors! Excellent job!
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  8. Great idea and such fun colors!

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  9. exellent idea -I love those flat mats. seems like they would come in handy for picnics, the beach, back yard lounging... great job! Thank you for sharing.

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  11. how fabulous that you could repurpose the old couch! love it!

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