I bought a bunch of large drop clothes and had a girlfriend come over to help me make slipcovers for my family room furniture. I use the word help very lightly, because all I did was hold fabric down or tell her “good job”. I was so excited for my new slipcovers, I didn’t even bother to check the drop cloth color with my walls and white wainscotting. Nope, full steam ahead like I do all new ideas. Why plan? Why prepare? Well, while we are wrestling with large amounts of fabric, half way done, another friend stops by and tells me the truth. Tells me that it’s going to look terrible with my white waincotting and wall color. I could have knocked her down right there for crushing my dreams, but she was right.
How To Slip Cover a Couch
But that doesn’t mean the dream is over and I am still smitten with the idea of covering my family room furniture. This blogger has a great tutorial since she whipped hers up with no issues.
Say that 5 times.
Pam is a girl after my own heart with how she finds thrifty ways to decorate her home. She even shares the price……..much to her mothers dismay. But hey…….it’s what a true thrifter does, right? We wear our bargains like a crown and must share.
Her instructions are pretty good. Even a non sewing girl like myself starts to think I could do it.
She has a great taste in fabrics. And seriously……..she has some great directions for slipcovering chairs. These parson chairs are so versatile, you can update them every few years. I also fell in love with her dining room cabinet. If you look closely, you can see how she added the frame made with ribbon. She does the same thing in her “to die for” nursery. It almost makes me want another baby. Look at the back of her book shelves. That is foam core with grosgrain ribbon. FOAM CORE= cheap. Ribbon= cheap. WOW! Adds so much and it didn’t cost a fortune. See those drapes? Her curtain panels are actually sheets! SHEETS!! She has a full tutorial on her site.
Remember when I told you she was thrifty? Her before fireplace has this gawd awful pinkish tile. She used spray paint to change the color and had her dad make her a mantle. I think the transformation is amazing! If you need to see bigger photos, I guess you’ll just have to head over to her site.
She got rid of that builders oak with more spray paint! I’m tellin ya……..there is nothing a can of spray paint can’t help.
As usual, you’ll find lots of inspiration when you visit her blog. You’ll probably find yourself shopping for cool patterned sheets and spray paint for your next projects. Don’t forget your job………leave her a comment. It’s what nice TCB readers do.