If you’re like me, you hate paying big money for functional furnishings.

I had these crummy sears sofas.that were really uncomfortable and the seat cushions always slid off the couch whenever anyone tried to get comfy on them. Sorry about the poor-quality photo; it’s the only one I could dig up of this monstrosity

I also had just tossed out a broken bunkbed but had saved the slats and mattresses.

I decided to use those materials to build myself a temporary sectional sofa!

It was pretty basic; I laid the slats out and measured/cut/screwed together a frame. 

Then I added some rough-cut 2×4 legs and brought it all inside

The kids approved.

I went to the thriftstore to find some neutral blankets and throw cushions and this is what I came up with:

Again; terrible quality photos. I did this project over a year ago and had to dig these photos out of an old cameraphone

Total cost was for the blankets and throw pillows which was only about $30! 

Not bad! I played around with the ‘boho’ look for a while after moving in my big frumpy sectional. 

The mattress sectional served the family well for almost a year before we finally began putting a budget into designing the living room. definitely worth the cost and small effort to build. I MADE money on the transition because the old crummy Sears sofas sold for $200! 

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