April 01, 2011

Do Not Try This At Home

No, seriously. Listen to the experts and only slipcover furniture with good cushions.

There is a word that comes to mind when I think of the project below, but it isn't fit to print so I'll refrain.

The first part wasn't too bad. I just traced an outline of the old cushions on my pieces of foam.

A few moments after this photo was taken, there was a double massacre of foam in my living room.

My mom recommended using a large serrated knife. It worked.......eventually. And with a lot of elbow grease involved. Foam is not as easy to cut as one would think. It was a painstakingly slow process.

If you would like your living room to look like a foam bomb went off, I suggest you try this project. :)

There was a lot of this going on. Me hiking my leg up on one side to hold the foam so I could cut with one hand and use the other hand to hold the piece I was cutting. A helper would have been nice, but I don't trust my 18 month old with large knives just yet.

Here's how they came out. Despite how annoying these were to cut, I feel like they came out pretty good considering I had no clue what I was doing.

I bet that Henckle Eversharp isn't quite as sharp anymore.

Anyone else ever worked with foam? Do you swear to never do it again?


  1. I've never tried this myself but just think of how beautiful it will look when it's done!

  2. I have an old chair that I'm working on and redoing the cushion is my next step. Where did you purchase your foam and what kind did you use? thanks!

  3. Hi Leslie - I left a comment on your blog with all the foam details! Good Luck!

  4. Hi, I always use an old electric knife - works every time.


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