Blood, Sweat, Tears and a few swear words....

So this is how it happened....My kids, bless their little hearts...just beat the dickens out of our sectional. SUre it had the stain guard, but over time spots kept showing up. Now, if you know me you would know that I am a bit of a clean freak... That being said, I could not take it any more! Sure to a normal person this couch was in great condition, but to me, every little spot killed me every time I looked at it. I decided it was time for a change. I contacted a girl that made a few slip covers for my mom a while back to see what it would cost me to get the monster recovered. Turns out, we are related, by marriage.. My father-in-law and her mom are cousins! Back to my story...It was gonna cost me just as much to replace the couch by the time I factored in fabric!

My little heart sunk! I loved the "comfy-ness" of the couch, it just needed a facelift. I couldn't leave well-enough alone. I went to my moms, inspected her couches and was of running. Keep in mind, my couch was a FIRST!!! I measured, measured and measured again. I hunted out the fabric I wanted and waited for it to arrive. Then it came... all 28 yards! I spent many a night in the depths of my basement with my space heater ( a gift form the Mr.) and my trusty companion Bubba the dog by my side. it took me 4 weeks on and off to complete the beast. I would get in the occasional fight with the sewing machine and serger and have to take a few day to cool off. But hey, thats expected, right??? It was truly a labor of love and after it was done it was awesome!!! Sure my fabric choice may be a little "loud" for most, but thats why I love it soo much!



sorry for the photo quality...these were taken with my phone....and yes, I vacuumed myself out of the room cause I am wierd like that!


  1. Good-bye micro fiber, Hello runway model! I love it. You are so talented. If you can take on this, you can take on anything.
    I just had a lady come pick up a chair to slipcover for me...and it is pricey. I'm going to have to learn your skills.

  2. You have done a great job. I so get you about the spot. I am that way about certain things. I have done several wing chairs and I know how much work they were so I am in awe of your work.


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