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DIY Kit: Scoop Sofa & Armchair

Updated: May 8, 2021

Gather round the living room for cozy conversations in the Scoop Sofa and Armchair. To purchase this DIY Kit, please click here for the sofa and here for the armchair. You can also order the assembled versions from the same links. Let's get started with assembly.

Your kit includes everything you see in the above picture. The armchair kit is the exact same except the base, back, and front trim are shorter.

-2 left arms

-2 right arms



-front trim

You will need to supply the following items:

-craft glue

-spray paint and/or stains in colors of your choice

-cushions (I'll give you suggestions for how to make your own)

Because the construction of the sofa and armchair are the same, I am only providing instructions for the sofa. If you plan to stain the sofa or armchair., you'll need to sand off the burned edges and stain before assembly. We'll start by assembling the arms of the sofa. Apply glue to the back of the arm piece that has the middle cut out and lay it on the corresponding arm piece. Use something heavy like a book to rest on top of the arms until the glue dries.

Next up is the middle of the sofa. Attach the back (the slightly shorter piece) to the base by applying a line of glue to the edge of the base. I use a square to make sure everything is lined up but you could just eyeball it. Attach the front trim to the front of the base. Allow the glue to dry completely. The armchair is the same except the pieces are shorter.

Apply glue to the edge of one side of the middle and attach it to one of the arms. It's easiest to lay the sofa on its back to do this part. Attach the other arm and allow the glue to dry completely.

If you plan to paint the sofa or armchair., now is the time to do it. I prefer to use spray paint. 2-3 light, even coats should take care of it. All the paint to dry completely.

You have lots of options for creating cushions depending on the level of difficulty. For the base of the cushions, you can use foam board, which can be cut with an exacto knife. Cut the cushion base slightly smaller than you need it to give the fabric room around the edges. You can add batting for extra cushion and cover everything with a fabric of your choice. If you don't want to purchase fabric, you can always just use an old undershirt or fabric from a shirt that doesn't fit anymore. You can use fabric glue or tape to attach the fabric to the foam board. To read my tutorial for no sew cushions, click here.

Make sure to tag me on Instagram to show me how you customized your scoop sofa and armchair.

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