My 91-year old grandmother just moved into assisted living. I am having mixed emotions about it. Part of the transition, if any of you have done this before, is deciding what to do with all of her things. During this process I was offered her old leather couch. I’m thinking it’s at least 20 years old. Have you ever come across a piece of furniture like this:
- The bones are good… it is sturdy and still has good lines and design
- The piece is overall in good condition
- BUT it is worn on the cushions or arms, the well-used areas
If you have something like this, this repair is right up your alley. Here is what the couch cushions looked like when I picked it up from grams:
Yikes right? Well friends, if your furniture looks like this there IS a light at the end of the tunnel! I received quotes of $300-$450 to restore the cushions, so I took to google to solve my leather woes. After a fair amount of research I bought Leather Nu on Amazon for about $30.
I used a plastic cup and a popsicle stick. After about 1/2 hour of mixing and trials in inconspicuous areas of leather I finally got the color close enough to give it a go. I am such a Picasso. The result was awesome:
After drying the paint didn’t rub off on any clothes and I think the couch is worth saving afterall! For $30 there is new life in gram’s old couch. I am going to touch up the leather in my house now… try it on one of yours!