Storage Sofa with Armrests

When we bought our house a year ago, my husband was super excited to be able to get tools and start working with wood. At first, I didn't share his desire for DIY projects. It honestly wasn't until I found your website that I started to get excited. It was first a excitement of things that I could have my husband do/make as he had already made the coffee table that you see along with an entry table, 2 small bookcases, workbench, wall shelf, and storage shelves.

However, recently I started to get the crazy idea in my head that I could help and we could do projects together. When we decided that our couch was too big for our small living room space, we determined to buy a newer smaller couch. That was until I found the plans for this one. We decided that we would give it a try, and if it didn't turn out like I wanted it to, it could go in his man-cave.

Keep in mind, I am not a seamstress nor can I really sew in a straight line, but following Anna's plan made this project easy. My husband and I decided that he wanted armrests on the couch and came up with the armrests designs you see here.

I am already excited an working on our next project of a Farmhouse table that I have (not the hubby) done most of the work on.

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
Estimated Time Investment
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Finish Used
Early American, I believe. Fabric was the cloth paint drop cloth suggested in the plan which I love the neutral colors of and it makes things easier to decorate for the seasons.
Recommended Skill Level
Starter Project



Thu, 01/02/2014 - 10:05

I love your couch! My boyfriend and I just started this yesterday too. Were the armrests hard to construct for the couch?