There are a few items on our fix-it list before we take the Winnebago on her maiden voyage, and one of them is to modernize the interior just a bit. The interior is in pristine condition except it’s heavy on the mauve. There’s a mauve dinette, mauve window treatments, mauve carpet, mauve captain chair, and, oh yeah, a mauve jackknife couch.
Our game plan with the magnificent mauve jackknife was to cover up as much mauve as possible, without having to reupholster anything. We took a trip to Ikea to scout out some solutions and found a futon cover for $30 that fits with a little tucking in. Then lo and behold, matching cushions were awaiting us in the pillow section! We removed the old couch cushions along the back and replaced them with the Karlstad cushions. Next we tucked in the futon cover, found an old sheet to cover the bottom portion of the couch and finished the look with a map pillow and soft throw.
Feeling inspired to mod your rv couch? Here’s my 2019 updated shopping list:
(The original items I used for my jackknife couch are all discontinued at Ikea, so recently I went on Amazon to find comparable products that can achieve the same look/feel as my project for roughly the same cost.)
Easy-Going Stretch Slipcover – $26.99 (They sell a dark grey color in a futon size.)
20×20″ Pillow Inserts, set of 4 – $28.99 (This would create four pillows along the backrest of the jackknife couch, instead of the three cushions I have in my project. Or consider keeping your original jackknife couch cushions and covering them up with the slipcover.)
Heavy-lined Linen Cushion Cover – $16.86 each, 20×20″ size, charcoal color (need four total)
Jersey knit fitted full sheet – $15.99
Total cost: $150.40
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