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Presto Change-o, My Sofa Super Power

Presto Change-o, My Sofa Super Power

Sofas are peculiar things. They really only need to do one job…provide seating. But they are often the largest item in the room. But when a sofa changes house, or goes from one room to another, sometimes it doesn’t do it’s job just as well as it used to. Maybe it still provides the same amount of seating, but maybe it doesn’t look as sharp doing it.

When a perfectly good sofa goes bad, I’m not above slipcovering it. In fact, that’s usually a very reasonable measure. Take this little gem. She surely did her job well in the old house. But against this colorful wall and rug, things didn’t look quite right. Things were a bit too jazzy for most folks.

But a little tuck and fluff, and this “new” sofa anchors the space.

In a pinch, the old pillows can add a lively touch. Or any new pillow can stand in to finish things off.

You’ve seen this sofa super power before. With the holidays coming up, if you are itching for an affordable re-do, consider slipcovering. It’s also a great way to cover pet damage.

Sofa slipcovers are available from one of my favorite made-in-USA companies SureFit. We even slipcovered a wingchair here!

slipcover

Or maybe you want to take on your own slipcover pillow project with this DIY Slipcover tutorial project.

Hide holiday pillows with envelope pillow slipcovers

We added a custom slipcover for this sofa, and you would never know that it wasn’t the original!

Slipcovered sofa

If you are lucky enough to own IKEA furniture, you likely have built-in slipcover options, like my Ektorp chairs, which are slipcovered and totally washable.

Lighting updates in an old house with LED recessed lights

Are your sofa super powers showing? Do you have ideas for slipcovering something this holiday season?

 

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Kitchen Remodel: Trendy or Timeless?

Kitchen Remodel: Trendy or Timeless?

Last week I showed off a kitchen renovation that one of my clients just completed. I’ll never pass up a chance to show off a makeover with a little blue thrown in. As you read through, can you decide if this kitchen remodel is trendy or timeless? This was such a big transformation that you… Continue Reading

She’s a Beauty- Kitchen Renovation

She’s a Beauty- Kitchen Renovation

Can we all just admire this little kitchen remodel for just a moment? I’ll be back later to fill you in on the details.   Kitchen before remodel:   Kitchen after:   You’re not imagining it; it’s a WHOLE LOT BIGGER because we took down a the wall. What do you think of this renovation?… Continue Reading

Complete + Happy Home {Decorating Book Giveaway}

Complete + Happy Home {Decorating Book Giveaway}

You know those people who say they aren’t good with decorating choices? Maybe you are one of them? Phooey! I haven’t yet met someone who doesn’t know what they like when they see it. So here’s the secret to good design…it’s what makes you happy. And that’s pretty much the spoiler for the new design… Continue Reading