The first photo is furniture arrangement before and now I have nice big sectional. We have a bulk head in the living room. It is just big enough to make furniture placement awkward. We had moved from a house with a smaller living room space to this apartment with a much bigger and wider area, and tried to make all the furniture we already had work. It didn’t matter how I arranged the furniture, the pieces didn’t work in the space. We knew that a sectional would make the best use of the space but we didn’t have the cash for brand new furniture.
We did have the internet and we had access to free pallets. So we looked for ideas online, measured and planned, bought the other finishing materials we needed and put it together in one day.
There are bed sheets covering the foam for now, until I find material that is relatively dog and baby proof. i.e. Tear resistant, water repellent and stain resistant.
So far the cost of this massive 12’ x 9’ sectional with a 8’ x 1.5’ storage/sofa table is $500. Fabric may cost me another $150. Still a huge savings on brand new furniture and it fits our living so much better because we designed to fit.
My kid has more room to play and run around. The dog has room to spread out. And we comfortably sleep three guests over night.
I’m glad we were able to do it. It was a challenging DIY but worth it!