DIY Denim sofa

Hi all,

A while back we went on holidays to France and we stayed in an small 1 bedroom apartment. Me and my partner slept on a sofa-bed in the lounge. It was okay, pretty comfortable.

We really came to liked the fact that we could put both sofa beds together during the day and it will work as a family-day-time-lazy-bed type of thing!, it worked brilliantly!.
We normally do sports type of holidays so when we come to the apartment we were all very tired, being able to sit/lie down with the kids in the ‘day-bed’ to read a book or just go through the pictures of the day was the cherry on the top (as my daughter would say!).


When we came back we thought it will be great to have the same at home. Theo has a taste for DIY, (he has done some pretty amazing stuff around the house).

He figured that he had enough ‘wood’ from old Ikea’s furniture up in the loft to build the base with legs, he is an Ikea hacker!.

He made an small storage box type and we bought the foam for the top family diy denim sofa bed 5

Then I had a go at what I thought I will never do, patchwork!, well… technically IT IS patchwork but not in a very traditional sense, (very few things about me are traditional) family diy denim sofa bed 4

I Went through our wardrobe for jeans to cut out. (I am loving the cutting out a bit too much!, so dangerous!).

We didn’t have enough so I got some super big jeans from charity shops and after washing and cutting, I got busy putting the ‘fabric’ together. family diy denim sofa bed 3

I wasn’t very precious about straight lines, (I told you I wasn’t very traditional), I just loved how all the fabrics got together to make this cover. I am really pleased with how it turned out. family diy denim sofa bed 2

And the best part?, It works beautifully!, we use it for lots of things, mainly lying down to watch tele, but it means that we all have space to be comfortable.

There are some rules tho, it is illegal to eat yogurts or fruit on it. Coloring in have been criminalized as well! family diy denim sofa bed 1

Bye… see you on my next adventure with the scissors 🙂