Back in November, my sister gifted us her furniture. She usually changes furniture every few years and she’s gone through a gazillion couches! Lucky for us this time, she gave one to us! My mom and dad brought it with them (along with a leather ottoman/coffee table an end table and a barrel chair from the house I grew up in) when they showed up for Thanksgiving.
The only problem in November was this.
We hadn’t really tried to get rid of our furniture yet. And I don’t think my husband really wanted to let go of his huge sectional. We ended up storing the new/used stuff cheaply for a few months. We finally sold the sectional to someone he worked with and the ugly loveseat sold within a few hours on Craig’s List. Highly recommended is Craig’s List by the way! We’ve rocked out with it, buying and selling here lately.
The couch we inherited is a great casual style. My sister purchased it new at Burdine’s. The pillows and cushions are down- filled. The sofa is around 10 years old now. It was covered with a buttery, yellow duck fabric with lots of stains, lots of fading, a couple of tears and what nots. Plus, there’s no way in hell a piece of furniture that light in color would last long around here as we really live in our home and we have 4 animals indoors. I chose to cover it. First choice would’ve been to have my sister make the slipcovers. But, I’d have to fly her here so I weighed my options.
I surfed the internet and locally for someone to sew for me. I can embroirder, I can cross stitch and I can sew on a button, but no go on running a machine! I located this place in NY and I highly recommend them if you’re ever in need, www.slipcovershop.com. I chose their ready made slipcover then ordered 4 pillow coverings for the seat and back cushions. I had the back pillow coverings made a tad bit smaller, as the down had really settled. They have a wide range of fabrics to choose from. They even sell the fabric if you want to sew something yourself! Turn around time was only one week, and the price? $300 with shipping, $1,000 sofa resurrected.