I am so excited to show the world my latest DIY project of epic proportions that I’ve
finally recently finished!!!
The Story Of Our Hideous Couch
You see this hideous couch? When hubby and I moved to Texas just 2 years into our marriage, we didn’t have enough dollars saved up to buy a new living room suite. So Travis’s family loaded us up with their furniture and this was part of it. We’ve had it ever since. I hate the colors. I’ve always hated it. But it’s comfortable, I love its curves, and I could never justify spending hundreds (maybe even thousands) of dollars on a new love seat and sofa. So I stuck to it anyway.
Finding Salvation In A Short And Sweet Ebook
Ages ago (about a year) I stumbled upon Pink And Polka Dot’s “The Lazy Girl’s Guide To Custom Slipcovers” ebook: Click here to view more details. Seeing all of the wonderful slip covers that many fellow bloggers had created themselves was enough to excite me into getting the ebook and trying it myself.
Take It From A Non-Sewer
I was not taught how to sew until I was 26 years old, and even then I was only taught the basics (like how to sew a straight line). My poor sewing machine basically stayed on its little table collecting dust. I hated everything about sewing: setting up the machine, threading it, using a pattern, creating anything that wowed me. The work I had to put into sewing was just too time consuming and boring to me.
Reading The Lazy Girl’s Guide To Custom Slipcovers and following her step-by-step directions has converted me from a non-sewer to a lover of sewing. It not only showed me how to make my own slipcover, but has also made me break out of the box to where I now look at everything in a way that allows me to use my imagination. Instead of seeing an ugly couch/table/comforter, I can see it as potentially beautiful if I tweak it a bit. My mommy and mother-in-law would be so proud of me!!!
WANNA SEE IT???
Isn’t it beautiful?!?!? I’m in LOOOOVE!
MY NEXT PROJECT: MY FATHER-IN-LAW’S FAVORITE RECLINER.
This recliner was where my father-in-law spent his dying days in. We simply can’t get rid of it because of our memory of him, plus it is oh so comfortable!!! However, it looks very ugly and dirty. It was scrubbed and scrubbed after he died, but the stains refused to leave. So I am now working on a slip cover for it too.
This project will be even more of a challenge, but because I was able to jump over several hurtles with my couch due to its many curves (hence the reason it took me so long to finish the darn thing) I’m actually excited to face it head on. Thankfully it’s much smaller than my couch, so it definitely won’t take very long to finish. STAY TUNED!!!
If you cannot afford a new couch and sofa, then I HIGHLY recommend The Lazy Girl’s Guide To Custom Slipcovers! You WON’T regret it, I promise!
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