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).
Trim Things Up
A nailhead trim can make a $400 sofa look like it's worth $4,000—and getting the look is as easy as creating a dotted line. Use individual nailheads for the most authentic look. If nailing in each one sounds like too much work, though, many crafts stores also sell 12-inch strips, Wingard says. "Line up the nailhead with the edge of the sofa's seam—you'll get a straight line of trim," he says. "It also looks the most natural, since nailheads are typically used for holding upholstery in place."