Tuesday, September 2, 2008
My pretty white couch
Okay, so then I had a brainstorm. I wanted white. But, I have kids of all ages around here, so it had to be washable. And bleachable. Canvas and duck were too expensive, and I HATE those premade mail order slipcovers....so, I made them out of sheets!
Tiffany and I went to the Goodwill outlet in Seattle, as well as a few other thrift stores, and I gathered white sheets. My original plan was to use vintage, nut, I think I used mainly new, and I think they will hold up better. I found 3 full sized The Company Store sheets with a white-on-white floral pattern, and these were my main fabric. Then, I used a bed skirt for the ruffled skirt of the slipcover. Clever, eh? I ripped the skirt part off, and gathered it along the raw edge, and sewed it on. I didn't need to hem it, because it already was! LOVE that! That was the step I was dreading...the yards and yards of hemming! I must say, I was insanely pleased with myself on that one.
All told, this little slipcover cost me under $30.00. OH YEAH!!!!
I love how rumpled it looks and that I can whip it off and bleach the heck out of them should anyone smear jam on them. Not that I let them anywhere near my pretty white couch with food, but still, one can't watch them 100% of the time.
Oh, and I refer to it as My Pretty White Couch. As in..."Don't put your shoes on my Pretty White Couch", and "Come sit with me on my Pretty White Couch"... you get the idea. I'm sure I'll get over it...eventually.