The 3 Lives of the Tiny House Sofa

7/08/2015 03:33:00 AM

The Tiny House is coming along. It's mostly done except for us cleaning up... same old story, blah blah. But the good news is, we already have a sofa. Well, technically, we had that sofa for more than 2 years already, and it was in the Tiny House for more than a month, just wrapped up to keep it clean from all the construction mess.

No, we didn't buy a new one. Nor had one made. If you've been reading this blog for quite some time, maybe you'll remember this sofa makeover I did for the Stylist's Home Office?

It's the Ikea Erktop 2-seater sofa.

That I had redone into this.

It was used in this office for a few years. But since they expanded, they had to let it go to make way for work desks. I benefited with that expansion by inheriting the sofa. Just to be clear, I don't go out there asking clients for their old pieces, she's a cousin who gladly gave it to me. Haha...

I stored it in our old house for the past 2 years. When the Tiny House came along, I knew that I wanted to use it here. It's just the right size, it's spacious for 2 people, and could fit 3 if you're really close with each other, literally and figuratively. 

But we wanted to update it to better fit the look we wanted. We've always wanted a chesterfield sofa, but it's too expensive and we wanted a higher backrest for movie nights. And I wanted to have a tan leather look as stated in this dream sofa post. (Oh my gawd, I just re-read that post, and it's so fulfilling to read that that time I posted about my sofa dreams, we still didn't have the Tiny House. We didn't even have an actual plan at all. And now we're here. *Thankful*)

 So that's what we did. A hybrid of the classic chesterfield.
brown cognac sofa, tufted leather sofa

We had them put tufting in the arms as well.
brown cognac sofa, tufted leather sofa

I love it!! It's so cozy with all the pillows we accumulated (we got more!) and I had fell asleep here a couple of times despite the fact that we didn't have a fan yet. I wanted to have a complete experience so I endured the heat. Haha

Also had them do stitching on the front just for that little added detail. It's petite, it's comfy, and most importantly, we got it for the cost of reupholstery. Very good deal indeed.
brown cognac sofa, tufted leather sofa

Maybe you're thinking that we already have a nice place based on the photos above, but just to keep it real, here's what's actually going on around that sofa.
And I'm not sure how it happened, but it's getting worse.  Trying to organize is just making things more chaotic since we are unboxing all out stuff. Haha.. But, it's a house and it's all ours so I'm not complaining.


  1. hi, would you mind sharing where did you re-upholstered the couch? it's beautiful! thanks! - glena

  2. Haha! I like your honesty. Your sofa is still in good shape. Good work! Also, congratulations for having a new house. It's really fulfilling when you have one for the first time. Organizing your stuff may take a while but at least, you're already enjoying your new home.

  3. Hi! Love the sofa. May I asked for your re-upholstery go-to shop? Thanks! - rebecca

  4. It's nice how you modernized that boring couch. Great job! :)

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  5. Interested to find out where you had the sofa re-upholstered. It looks great.


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