6 Ways to Give Your Old Sofa a Second Life
Your couch has survived your chintz phase, your chocolate-brown-and-aqua phase and your no-time-to-decorate phase. With a few simple upgrades, you can make it look brand-new (again).
Photo: Amy Walton/The Blissful Bee
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Swap Out Those Stumpy Feet
Look under your sofa: What do the legs look like? "Most have these round, oak bun feet, which were really popular around 2003," Wingard says. He suggests swapping them out for a tapered, square shape, which you're more likely to find in today's showrooms. Bonus points if the feet are brass: The warm finish is slowly taking over interiors, replacing the chrome and brushed nickel accents of years past.
Changing out the legs is easier than you'd think—decorating blog The Blissful Bee
(whose photo is shown here) offers a full tutorial on making the swap.