Wednesday, April 21, 2010

DIY couch cover --the lazy way.

I GOT NEW CARPET!! And since I did....I thought it was a good time to move things around! While re-arranging and came up with too many couches in one room and too little seating in another. My little boys room needed a seat to read stories on before bedtime and to jump off of and reek havoc with at all other times. So we toted in this beauty from the other room. We got this couch for free from a friend a long while ago, and they are sturdy and beautiful but not the right style for my son's room. Which I love so dearly. Its perfectly co-ordinated and big floofy flowers just threw it all off. I looked into couch covers. EXPENSIVE. I geuss I could have left it...but I JUST COULDN'T. Floral for little boys...not cute.

I went to the clearance section at Walmart. (I know not everyone is a Walmart fan---but----if I can get a BRAND NEW sheet set for 25 CENTS, well....I am sold.) This is a King size sheet. I simply folded and stuck pins in at crucial places. Lets see how it holds together...but its washable, its cheap, and in my looks good!And my son's favorite part of the room: Tissue Paper "clouds"
from Martha Stewarts blog.

(he thinks they are "loons!" (balloons)Use what you have! You can make your home beautiful without spending tons of money. Move things around, use a little fabric, try your local freecycle, and have fun!