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Woman uses YouTube tutorials to show how she transformed an old sofa


The smart woman uses YouTube tutorials to reveal how she transformed an old sofa she found at her local landfill for just £ 100

  • Sophia Wicks, who lives in Cornwall, has converted an old sofa for £ 100
  • She upholstered the sofa with YouTube after finding it in a landfill
  • DIY fans on Facebook raved that they can now sell the sofa for a "fortune".

A woman revealed how she could change the look of an old sofa that had been abandoned by its original owner.

Amateur DIY enthusiast Sophia Wicks, who lives in Cornwall, said she found an old sofa at a local landfill and hoped to stay busy during the closure.

Sophia only spent £ 100 on new materials and was able to breathe new life into the sofa within two weeks.

Sophia Wicks, who lives in Cornwall, has published her transformation (pictured) of an old sofa on Facebook's DIY On A Budget UK

Sophia said that she picked up an old sofa (see picture before) from her local landfill and hoped to use it in her beauty room

Sophia said that she picked up an old sofa (see picture before) from her local landfill and hoped to use it in her beauty room

In a long caption, Sophia revealed that she used YouTube tutorials to teach herself the necessary cushioning skills

In a long caption, Sophia revealed that she used YouTube tutorials to teach herself the necessary cushioning skills

Facebook users called the transformation "absolutely beautiful" after Sophia shared photos taken throughout the process in the DIY On A Budget UK group.

Speaking to FEMAIL, Sophia said: "I picked up the sofa from a local" C *** "site where people can get rid of things for free before throwing it away.

So I thought I would grab it and it would give me something to do to keep my mind busy during the ban.

"I was going to keep it for my beauty room, but it's too big, so I'm going to sell it." Not really sure about the price yet? I hope my room magically grows to fit! "

Sophia said she was inspired to revise the look of the sofa to stay busy while the lock was ongoing

Sophia said she was inspired to revise the look of the sofa to stay busy while the lock was ongoing

Sophia revealed that she used old parts of the sofa as a guide as she added new foam and crushed velvet material

Sophia revealed that she used old parts of the sofa as a guide as she added new foam and crushed velvet material

Sophia, who spent £ 100 on materials, announced that she will sell the sofa (pictured) because it is too large for her beauty room

Sophia, who spent £ 100 on materials, announced that she will sell the sofa (pictured) because it is too large for her beauty room

Sophia revealed the process of removing staples and rusty thumbtacks for two weeks and made her hands feel sore.

She continued: “After I stripped it directly onto the frame, I sanded the wood and painted it with a metallic silver paint.

“I used foam from foam mattresses that were no longer used. Cotton, net, buttons in diamond optics for tufting and crushed velvet material with silver thumbtacks at the end. & # 39;

The finished transformation impressed DIY fans, one wrote: “You have to be very proud of yourself. What an amazing transformation. & # 39;

& # 39; You did well. Sometimes you start these projects and then think what made me do it. Even if you don't want to pad again, you can be proud of it. Think how much it would have cost you from a shop, ”said another.

A third added: & # 39; looks great! Well done, looks professional. You should be very proud of what you have achieved, it would cost a small fortune. & # 39;

A flood of responses to the mail praised Sophia's efforts and admitted that they wouldn't know where to start if they upholstered an old sofa

A flood of responses to the mail praised Sophia's efforts and admitted that they wouldn't know where to start if they upholstered an old sofa

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