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The cushions are available in amazing varieties. Cushions that have worn-out are not only uncomfortable and unattractive. Now in this day and age of home renovation and redecoration on a dime, it is not only very simple to replace cushions but there was a time when keeping old, flat cushions around was par for the course. One of the easiest ways to breathe new life into old furniture is by replacing the foam in a worn-out cushion. To revitalize your living room seating this guide will take you through the steps.

DIY Craft Essential #1: Washi tape

You'd be surprised at how many things you can do, and how many tutorials out there are obsessed, with washi tape. The versatile paper tape with adorable designs makes great wall decor, paper crafts or can even spruce up your furniture.

DIY Craft Essential #2: Needle nose pliers

This tiny tool is great for small projects. "This is not only your go­-to tool for opening and closing jump rings, bending wire, and securing crimp beads and ribbon ends, but pliers are also great for cutting through jewelry chain and wire," said Morin.

Measuring the cushion is the first step. The most important aspect of replacing a cushion is ordering foam of the correct size. It's easy to get foam into the cover that is too big and difficult to wrestle. Proper fit will be ensured by following a few simple rules. Since it is worn it will not measure properly old foam should never be measured for replacement. Instead, since the new foam should fit the cover, measure the cover; not the old foam. So the edges line up properly always measure from seam to seam. It is time to shop for foam once the measurements have been taken.

DIY Craft Essential #3: X-acto knife

If you love stationary crafts, jewelry crafts or any delicate work -- you'll need a proper cutting tool. Not all scissors can do the job. "Remember first using scissors and cutting along the dotted lines in grade school?" Morin asked. "Hopefully, you’re attempting more challenging crafts as an adults."

DIY Craft Essential #4: Spray paint

Acrylic paints are also great for any DIY starter kit. However, if you're looking for a perfect, seamless finish on your furniture, art and home decor -- make some space to spray. It doesn't hurt to keep some cans in your favorite colors (as long as you store them properly).


The second step is to select appropriate foam. In the market, a wide variety of foams are available. While purchasing foams, one should take care of its feel, density and firmness. The quality of denser foams is higher and at the same time they are cost effective as well. With low density foam, high traffic cushions should not be replaced. In comparison to high density foams, they will wear out much quicker and soon will need replacing again. An ILD rating between 30 and 35 is available in the average seat cushion. In comparison to a thick piece of foam a thin piece of foam will feel firmer. Since they bear a lot less weight, back cushions should be quite a bit softer than seat cushions.

The third step is to order the foam. Since there is no specific size of cushion, one will be hard pressed to find replacement cushions in a hurry. Cushions are a special order item as cushions of every size are not readily available which means that they are generally none returnable. One will want to slightly alter the cushion measurements depending on which foam one has decided to order.

The companies also offer some good, trendy and durable cushions. These also make rocking chair stylish and comfortable and matches with the decor of the place and surroundings. These cushions are also available in cost effective prices. One must choose the cushions carefully. All over the world, the companies offer a wide variety of these wonderful cushions.

DIY Craft Essential #5: Painter's tape

Painter's tape is "perfect for for attempting the c​olor block trend," said Morin. Plus, you'll need something to keep your projects neat and tidy, no matter what type of paints you use.

DIY Craft Essential #6: Hot glue gun

There are some tools that are too functional not to have. "This is one DIY workhorse tool you shouldn't do without," said Morin. Hot melt glue works on a variety of materials.
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