Thursday, June 24, 2010

Slipcovered Couch

Wow! What a difference a slipcover can make! Originally, we started out with a twin bed in this room. In all honesty, we never have guests and well it just wasn't as comfortable as a couch to veg out watching TV. I finally convinced hubby this Christmas we needed a new couch after ten years. So, the new couch was placed in the living room and the old one moved up to the "new room." Here is what it looked like before:













I know, it doesn't quite look casual and coastal, but after a few days of blood, sweat, and almost tears. Viola:














Not too bad for my first couch slipcover. My husband and I both think that it feels more comfortable for some reason. We love it. Okay, hubby and the kids could careless but every time I see it I feel so relaxed. It really made the room feel bigger just by being white.

If anyone out there is contemplating doing your first slipcover, I recommend taking your time. The first day a pinned and cut the fabric. About 2 days later, I sewed it, got frustrated with my sewing machine, gave up, then came back to it. I spent the next week on a white sofa with the original cushions. You know life has a way of happening. It does get difficult to let a 5 yr. old "put the pedal to the metal" while I wrangle and feed the fabric through. All the while, my 3yr. old is putting push pins into the carpet and unspooling my thread. But hey, a girl has to get work done some way. My kids always like "to help." I am sharing my project at
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Edited to add Funky Junk Interiors link on June 26, 2010.

19 comments:

  1. OH MY GOODNESS...I am in LOVE with it!! It looks fantastic -- girl you are so talented! Awesome job!

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  2. Oh my...you have talent girl. Slipcovers scars me. I am a totally wuss! I am reupholstering a couch now but for some reason slipcovers intimidate me. It turned out fabulous! What a difference!

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  3. I love your story along with your photos :)) Very funny!!! Your slipcover looks awesome!! You did a great job!! Mine is still not 100% complete, lol!!! I'm still taking a break from it :))
    ~ Michella ~
    ~ ~ xoxo ~ ~
    http://michellamarie.blogspot.com/

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  4. Your slipcover looks great. I am waiting on my fabric order to arrive so I can start on my very first slipcover couch and chair. I hope mine turns out looking as nice as yours.

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  5. I love it, I want one! My sewing skills are somewhat limited to pillows and easy things though

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  6. Fantastic job on the slip cover. Not sure I'm ready to take something like this on but your post is an inspiration!

    Monique

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  7. How wonderful!

    I already gave up..

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  8. Incredible job, especially for your first time. I am attempting a chair redo that requires some sewing for the cushion cover and this is my first attempt, wish me luck.

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  9. Great job! I want to make a slip cover for my couch... I'm trying to work up the nerve, wish you could come help me!! What kind of fabric did you use and how much?

    Tania

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  10. It is gorgeous! You did a great job!

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  11. Ohhhh...soooo PRETTY! You did an outstanding job on your slipcover...it looks great! Hope you have a wonderful Sunday:)

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  12. This is soooooo weird... we have the EXACT same fabric on our couch, and I want a white slipcover!!!!! Too funny!! I have no idea how to even begin with a slip cover. I know I saw someone else ask what fabric you used. I would like to know as well - and anything else that you would be willing to share on overcoming the fear of starting such a large project. Your couch looks GREAT - keep up the good work!!!!!

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  13. From one slipcover lover to another- great job! I recently blogged about a product I use to keep mine clean without constantly removing and washing.

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  14. Shut the Front door! It's absolutely amazingly beautiful! It totally transforms your room! You did an astonishing job! And whether they know it or not, your family is also much more relaxed in this room! I'll be featuring you!

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  15. Looks beautiful what a huge difference a slipcover can make (;

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  16. I'm working on my first slipcover right now - and am hoping it ends up looking like yours!

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  17. Lovely job. I just finished my first slipcover last week, a wing chair. Had fun. Will do a sofa soon. Wish me luck! I hope I do as well as you did.
    xox
    Nancy

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