Or is that too reminiscent of those early adult, post-college days? I mean do real people use slipcovers? Well, slipcovers that weren’t made specifically for that particular piece of furniture, I mean – we’re not talking Pottery Barn sofa here. This isn’t a judgment by any means, it’s truly a question I’ve been pondering for the past couple of months.
And speaking of generic slipcovers, how do you know they’ll fit? My couch doesn’t look like the couches in the pictures – it’s longer and has low arms. How do you know it won’t look stupid and look like you just threw a sheet or a blanket over your couch like we did back when we were first starting out?
We bought a hand-me-down couch about a year ago. It was in pretty good shape, but the fabric had a little wear and tear – I mean, it’s a couch for Pete’s sake. Of course, with a husband, a dog and a cat, it’s seen some better days and far too many pairs of claws if you ask me.
We can’t really afford to just toss it (hell, there’s a reason we bought a used couch to begin with), but we also can’t afford to reupholster the whole thing either. In fact, I hear that with the money we might spend to reupholster, we might as well just buy a new couch.
So I figured that I’d try this slipcover thing. But Lordy, who knew they’d be so expensive? I guess I just have issues forking over $150+ when I don’t even know if it will look good, stay put or even fit.
So I have to ask, do you use slipcovers on your every day furniture? Are you pleased with it? Are some kinds better than others? Can you recommend a store or site where they make a good (but not so crazy expensive) one?
And totally unrelated…
One – the itching is killing me. The good news, I learned today that ice helps the itching and in some cases can kill the burn & the itch. The better news, my friends assure me that once I finish my allergy test, they’ll give me an allergy med shot right there in the office – oh sweet relief! Even better still…only 1.5 more days of this insanity and I’ll be back on the meds!!! (Curly, to get accurate test results, I had to be allergy med-free for a week).
Two – I sent out my first business newsletter today. I was (and am) super proud of it and think it looks great and has some good content. Well, I thought it had some good content. Turns out a product I was pitching (an awesome DIY SEO book) is no longer available. Ooops! Guess next time I’ll check those links before I send it out.
Okay, off to get a new ice pack – this one has melted too much and seems to have lost it’s magic touch.