We bought a new living room set last year and the chair/ottoman, which is my dear hubby’s nest, is looking pretty tired and beat down. I’m not sure why, but my DH is hard on things; shoes, shirt collars, furniture….
Perk up a cushion!
The couch is still looking comfortably overstuffed, so something had do be done with the back of this chair! This cushion is attached to the back of the chair, but has a zipper on the bottom, so I simply pulled the cushion out of it. The problem was immediately apparent; the stuffing had settled, and there was a large defect in the top part of the cushion. So, to start the repair, I cut a straight line in the top channel of the cushion and added some high density poly fill, then sewed it shut. This gave the cushion back some of it’s loft.Defect from the stuffing compressing was causing the top of the cushion to slump.Before I pulled the cushion out, I used a piece of batting to make a pattern of the shape of the back cushion. Then I cut the shape out of two inch foam using a bread knife (an electric carver works well, too), and attached the batting to one side of it with heavy duty spray adhesive. I also sprayed the other side of the foam. The batting faces the back of the chair, and allows the foam to slide into the cushion cover more easily. The side that is sticky will help keep the inner cushion in place. This foam gives the cushion cover some shape support, which it had absolutely none of beforeThe foam is somewhat smaller than the cushion, with batting on one side, and spray adhesive on the other.