Sprucing up my sweet secondhand sofa
May 10, 2014 9:48 AM Subscribe
We just bought an awesome leather sofa for a good price on Craigslist. The leather is beautiful and we found out when we went to look at it that it contains down-wrapped spring-core cushions... which the internet tells me is basically the best thing to have inside sofa cushions. Except - a few of the springs are poking up funny.
On one of the sofa cushions and on the matching ottoman, there is what seems to be a spring loose/poking up from inside the cushion, leaving a visible lump and an uncomfortable sitting spot.
To clarify... this is a spring INSIDE the cushion, not a spring on the body of the couch. Also, the lumpiness is not from the rest of the couch being flat - it is from the springs poking up much higher than they should be.
The leather covers unzip, but the cushions appears to be a solid block of foam surrounded by down/feathers wrapped in batting. I haven't pulled the whole cushion out because I don't want to make a huge mess until I know how to fix it.
Any ideas on how to access the springs that are wrapped in a solid block of foam? And when I do access them, what's the fix?
Bonus question: The sofa smells a little funny - not musty or smoky, just like it has someone else's "house smell" (you know how everybody's house has a smell??) and it's not a house smell I love. Quick, easy, safe way to deodorize it?