So this is how my sofa looked before I got into the DIY lite zone during a holiday at home, last week.
Ever since I bought my DFS green sofa, quite a few years ago now, I'd wanted to customise it. Had I had the upfront money, rather than around a tenner a month for the handy interest-free credit that DFS offer, I'd have gone for a swanky Habitat or Heal's number, or the wonderous emerald velvet design that Ikea was recently selling.
My plan was always to paint the legs. Several years later – so much time has passed I've even paid off the sofa in full – and I've got around to it.
Pretty Pegs, an innovative Scandinavian company of which I'm a big fan. They make replacement legs for exactly the predicament I was in. I nearly went with one of their designs (above), in fact, but in the end thought that a couple of coats of paint would do the trick instead. (I have upcoming and exciting PP news though, concerning my new bed, which did involve a set of their designs.)
So here is the sofa after possibly the easiest DIY revamp ever.
But let me know what you think of the leg update. I think it makes a surprisingly big difference. Do you?