Well, we slipcovered! A few weeks ago, I wrote a long post about our slipcover dilemma (and my “our” I mean “my,” Will really does not care as long as there is a couch to sit on). I did some major “demon shopping” as my mom would say, where you buy all the things to try them out, and then you return all the things about 48 hours later. Stuffing slipcovers back into their original packaging is like trying to fold a fitted sheet and I sheepishly waited in the Target line not once but twice with my arms full of slipcover + bag + box + weird cloth envelope thing.
As a reminder, here is the before on our lovely, comfy, sturdy green couch:
My slipcover journey began with this one, in gray:
And it was TERRIBLE. The fabric felt like corduroy, it looked weird, it was hot and itchy when I sat on it. Back to the store it went.
Then, I bought this one, in a light gray:
And it was just kind of sloppy. The fabric was super thin and didn’t feel like it would hold up. It was also kind of close in color to our arm chair, which was not a deal breaker, but looked like we were trying to match and failed.
But then. I bought this darling in slate gray…and in a Goldilocks twist for the ages, it worked!!!
Here she is in all of her after glory:
It feels lovely, and the color is perfect. It was the most expensive option, which makes me cringe a bit, but I feel like it’s totally worth it. Does it move around when you sit on it? Yes, a bit. I still need to wash it, iron it, and cut up a pool noodle to shove into the crevices to make it stay put. But honestly, just covering up the green opened up the whole room to me! I redid the gallery wall, moved a few other frames around, and hauled the loveseat out from our bedroom (where it mostly held our unfolded laundry) to be it’s neighbor … and we love it! I feel like it anchors the room and creates a nice divide between the kitchen and living room.
An added bonus of putting the loveseat perpendicular to the sofa is that it covers up a bit more of our nasty office/charter bus carpet, so that is a big win in my book as well.
So, although this was an expensive solution to a somewhat non-existent problem (do design problems count as problems?), it has already changed the whole way our home looks. Who wants to come over for movie night??