I've been wanting to break up with the red couch in our family room for a looooooong time now.
I liked to refer to him as "The Napkin." He's narsty! Embarrassing, really.
Years of baby puke, food spills and Lord knows what else.
Here's the best before picture I could find.
I tried NOT to document it's existence so this is the best "before" you're gonna get!
My son could not even bear to show his face...its that bad people.
I knew I wanted to get a slipcover made and I DESPERATELY wanted to give the whole prison reupholstery a try, but it really was going to be a big pain in my rear. For smaller projects I think its perfect, however, this couch is in our main living area and having it "incarcerated" for a few weeks/months really wasn't going to work well for us.
So I called my two favorite fabric stores in town (UFab and Williams and Sherrill)
and they both recommended Bob McRae to make the slipcover.
He was THE nicest guy!!!
He came to the house and cut the fabric here then took it to his shop and whipped this up!
It seriously looks like a completely different couch. The two pillows closest to the middle are off Etsy and the chevron are from Marshalls. I would HIGHLY recommend Bob if you have a couch that is in good shape just funktified by your children or husband. I love that we didn't have to deal with getting rid of a couch to make room for a new one.
I may be kicking myself for getting white but my hope is that when
the rug rats get it dirty
I can throw it in the wash with some bleach and it will
come out good as new.
come out good as new.
I wish I could say it was thrifty but upholstery jobs never are (unless your having thieves and mass murderers doing it!). It was $450 for the labor + cost of fabric. In the end, I think it was cheaper than getting a new one and since I'm a bit of a hoarder I like knowing that it's still the first couch my husband and I owned after we got married and the couch where my babies lay sleeping on us in their first months of life.
(sorry for the sappy memories, my first baby is going to Kindergarten tomorrow, I'm slightly emotional!)
Hope everyone had a great Labor Day Weekend!