I’ve been a very bad blogger. It’s been almost three weeks since my last post. Eeeek! What is it about this time of year that leaves you with no time at all? I’m armed with a bunch of excuses from which I’ll spare you on this occasion. So without further ado, herewith the second part of my preparations for Christmas guests: arranging new covers for my sofas.
You may recall the rush to get my outside cushions recovered in the post about my outdoor furniture makeover, well, I decided it would be practical to have the upholsterer (Sense Furnishings) collect my lounge furniture at the same time. They made this whole task really quite simple by arriving at my house with a great selection of cotton fabrics… I’ve used their service long enough for them to know exactly the kind of fabrics I like. I chose a neutral color very similar to what I had before because I wasn’t planning of making any big changes, I simply wanted to preserve my furniture. I certainly don’t help myself by choosing such a light tone with two smalls in the house, but hey, I figure life is too short to not surround yourself with the colors you love! And besides, the whole point of this exercise is to be able to wash the covers as and when needed.
Below are some images of the furniture before being loaded up on the truck.
My brief to Jinosh (the one on the right) was to create easily removable covers that looked exactly like my existing upholstery, i.e.: more ‘fitted’ than ‘loose’… because whilst I love the idea of loose covers and the practical advantage of being able to throw them in the wash anytime, the reality of a somewhat baggy, ill-fitting cover gives me hives. Lucky for me, theses guys were up for the challenge, and as always, they delivered beautifully!
They used velcro strips underneath the chairs to keep them fitted nice and snug. The new covers look great. I love the weave of this plain textile and finally, no more stressing about dirty marks.
Right, holiday guests, we are ready for you!