So, with all the free time--LOL--I managed to kick myself in the rear and finish up the slipcover for the couch.
I think I've shared before how we are the house to play at in the summer. How at times, I can count over 11 kids here hanging out, playing Xbox, Gamecube, guns, Legos, swords, basketball, soccer, army men etc.
I love that they like to come here and play. Even the girls like to hang out here. One for the dog she thinks is hers and the others like to ride their bikes and play basketball.
Our family room really took a hit last year. The couch was sagging, dirty, nasty and smelled like Doritos (which there was a lot of snacking going on with that many kids hanging out).
May I introduce you to the very feminine, but still boyishly blue, delicate looking, but washable--
This is a one piecer that slides on and off like a dream. All the cushion covers are zippered to allow me to wash them (hey, where did this pencil mark come from and what is this brown spot already?) and the pillows have envelope backs so their covers can be washed too.
I ended up just buying King size pillows to use for the back cushions. That way, when they start smelling nasty (as they will) and lose their form (that too shall happen), I can just replace them. I kept the seat cushions because foam and stuffing are expensive. A gentle bath and drying outside in the sun improved their shape and their smell as welll!
Soft, buttercup yellow fabric to compliment the colors in the floral fabric. And they match the new paint!
I have already napped here and Bean and I had a good snuggle yesterday while watching a movie.
We're moving the shelves this weekend hopefully. Then another wall to conquer and tame. Planning what to hang on the walls. What color area rug to put down after the carpet is cleaned. Like the end table? LOL Fisher Price. Vintage. We seriously need a new lamp shade and the thing that it sits on. Several times of getting knocked over by overly rambunctious kids can put a dent or two in your day!
Middleman and I spent some time on our knees together too. The old cover had a floor length skirt attached with heavy duty staples. A couple of mini crowbars, hammers, a flathead screwdriver and needle nose pliers helped us remove it from the couch and to the trash can. Yes. Some upholstery was injured in the making of the new couch!
To my family; thanks for the support and help through this project. For all the times I made you get up off the couch while watching tv or playing games so I could measure and try on the fabric. It's so worth it!
Be sure to check out the other Friday Finishes at Amy's Sew & Tell!
Have a great weekend and Hooah for Best Buys Geek Squad!