Remember back a few weeks ago when I was talking about ordering a slipcover? I couldn’t believe all the feedback and advice I got. It seems like everyone’s got an opinion on this matter.
Well, I went ahead and ordered one, and I ordered one that most people suggested I didn’t get, which was my favorite.
Well, you see, I’ve never had a slipcover on anything before, so I guess the advice just wasn’t making sense to me. And I love plaid, and wanted to look at lots of it. And I know they always say to do a neutral slipcover and then add patterned pillows, but that just seems like it would take a lot of time or money to get enough nice ones.
And I wanted my sofa de-grossified and de-embarrassing-fied like, yesterday.
So this is what it looks like now.
Well, no. This is what it looks like now:
It looks pretty decent until you sit on it. And we’re sofa-sitters around here, so I’ll have to develop a new compulsion to tuck in the sofa every time I walk by. It’s OK. I already compulsively chop the pillows, so I’m there anyway.
So I don’t love it. In fact, when Chris came home he said “Well, that’s a little disappointing, isn’t it?” That’s not what you want to hear.
But I do love parts of it!
I love the fabric. It’s a soft ultra suede and it’s easy to clean. The color and pattern are so fresh and clean looking too.
I love the little ties around it and I love the back view of the sofa coming into the living room.
See? It’s charming from here!
How can it be so un-charming from the front? I think I must be doing something wrong. Any ideas?
Maybe I should go straight to the source and ask Surefit myself.
I’ll keep you updated as the sage continues….
Courtenay Hartford is the author of creeklinehouse.com, a blog based on her adventures renovating a 120-year-old farmhouse in rural Ontario, Canada. On her blog, Courtenay shares interior design tips based on her own farmhouse and her work as founder and stylist of the interior photography firm Art & Spaces. She also writes about her farmhouse garden, plant-based recipes, family travel, and homekeeping best practices. Courtenay is the author of the book The Cleaning Ninja and has been featured in numerous magazines including Country Sampler Farmhouse Style, Better Homes and Gardens, Parents Magazine, Real Simple, and Our Homes.