Living Room

Published on April 13th, 2012 | by Jules Yap


Knihult lives and relives

Materials: Knihult couch

Description: I have a couch called Knihult and I bought it nearly 4 years ago. It looks like Karlstad but was much cheaper, but the fabric was really fast in a bad shape. Surprisingly, the upholstery is still in a good “shape”. So the first time, nearly 2 years ago, as a student with low budget, I bought some cheap fabric and covered my couch with this fabric. It was really fine and served me well until we moved a few months ago. Our last pet was very sick and left some unpleasant marks on the fabric. So I removed this fabric and bought a leather fabric to cover it all up.

To do all this, I had to disassemble the couch and I stapled the fabric like it was made for the original fabric. I had just to sew the sides. Sewing this is quite easy for thin fabric, but not that much for leather. But as you can see, I won the battle and I’m proud of the result.

~ Laura, Liège, Belgium

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Jules Yap

"I am Jules, the engine behind IKEAHackers and the one who keeps this site up and running. My mission is to capture all the wonderful, inspiring, clever hacks and ideas for our much loved IKEA items".

4 Responses to Knihult lives and relives

  1. Sh Usman says:

    yes its wonderful

  2. Anonymous says:

    Looks great! No one would ever guess its original humble beginnings or that you re-covered it yourself.

  3. Sadia says:

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  4. jo says:

    pas si mal, je me felicite avec toi!

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