The next step was to create a cushion for the thing (see previous post).
Enter (1) two salvaged couch seat cushions and (2) an electric turkey knife. No, I'm not kidding. A serrated blade cuts foam really well, but a hand-held one leaves little bits and chunks. Two fast, reciprocating, serrated blades cut through this stuff like buttah.
Once both cushions were split into four, I cut two of them down to fit the arms of the couch (a little longer, actually, so that the entire finished cushion would be long enough when the couch was laid out flat):
|notice the Jiffy Pop Method of cat deterrent for plants in the background.|
Next step is the cover. That's going to be made from a cotton upholstery twill that was, actually, once another couch cover - the cover for the seat of the couch, actually, which I had first made into a cushion for this sofa, LOL. The fabric is in great shape, though it's a tad discolored, as old as it is (and as many dogs as have sat on this couch. It took a long time to train them to stay off the furniture when no one was looking!) The inside, however, is still nice and fresh-looking.
The basic idea is a variation of this:
More on that when it's done. :)