Not that it was half bad to start with, but read about Kim Johnson's couch makeover with a difference here at demakerealestate. Here's a snippet:
"I decided a little while ago that my living room sofawas not working for me. It was cute, I'll give it that. But it was NOT loungey. Definitively not wide enough for my boyfriend and I to sprawl on and watch movies. Since I wanted something low and loungey, I figured the easiest way to get what I wanted would be to get some cushions, and basically build boxes for them. Instead of buying foam for the cushions, I went to Ikea and bought cushions from one of their sofas where they were sold separately from the frame. There were 4 cushions - 2 for the base and 2 narrower ones for the back. So working with that we built one main base that houses the 2 larger cushions and an individual base for each of the narrower ones."
There's more on Kim's forest mural/wallpaper here at yourhome.ca. Her blog desiretoinspire is one of my faves. Oh, and PS? She owns seven cats.
BEFORE (above) - flickr
AFTER - demakerealestate