The leather has been flowing like wine around these parts for the last few months. Ever since the life changing discovery that you can skin a leather couch and save thousands of dollars (and a puffy leather couch from the landfill for that matter!) everything is getting leathered. Like a lady addicted to the tanning salon. Except wrinkle free.
Here are of my favorite leather upcycles. They range from the most basic beginner (triangles and hot glue) to “Phew, I cant believe I pulled that off.” So you are sure to find something that suits the size of your guts.
First things first. You have to find a couch that needs saving. Watch thrift stores, and Craigslist. Look for real leather, the worn areas will give you color variation (which is freaking awesome.)
1. This safari sling bench tops my list of favorites. I was totally inspired by this Michael Arnoult chair that I found for $75 on Craigslist. Have a few days? Skin a couch and literally make this bench from scratch.
3. Lightweight Sliding Barn Door (with leather Swiss cross). You can see the full room reveal here.
8. Leather Euro Pillow (with a zipper)
The good news continues. I just skinned another couch!! The leather obsession LIVES ON! MUAH HA HA HA HA!
I believe massive thank you’s are in order.
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