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Slipcovershop Dot Com

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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,  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.


Author: Kirsten

Student of life, mother of one kid, 2 cats, and three dogs. I take and teach yoga, enjoy reading, movies, beaches, piddling in my yard and a good glass of wine with or without company.

One thought on “Slipcovershop Dot Com

  1. Your stories always draw me in!! I think the couch looks comfy…thanks for sharing your stories. Deb

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