Just because something is no longer fit for purpose doesn’t mean that we have to throw it away – it might be that it’s fit for a new purpose. Upcycling old furniture can mean that you can make your own really unusual garden furniture. I had an old sofa that had been sitting in the garage for months and was tattered and torn, but with a little love and elbow grease I upcycled it into a gorgeous new piece of garden furniture. This old sofa now sits on my terrace with herbs growing underneath and through it.
Remove all the old upholstery – including all fabric and tacks.
Remove all the old springsn -The springs are lovely, but no good for garden, so I’ve kept them for another project.
I made a new seat base and back by attaching battoning (strips of wood) to the frame.
I sealed and treated all the wood for outdoor use and then decorated the arms and the back with mosaic from old china.
Apply grouting to the mosaic and finish off edges
Add cushions and sit back with a cup of tea!