Tuesday, April 24, 2012

When in doubt add a slip to it!


I know I've mentioned in the past that I wasn't happy with my living room couch anymore. We bought this couch and the two french chairs from Thomasville when we moved in this house. This couch was pretty expensive and it's made very well so I really can't justify getting rid of it just yet. The next best alternative was having a custom slipcover made for it, so that's what I did. I've never taken so many measurements in my life!! Thankfully I had the hubby here to help me:) I ordered it from Custom Slipcovers Now.com. and had it within two weeks.
I love the lighter feel and more casual look it gave the room. The fabric is cotton but has the look of linen and the color is mushroom. After all the measurements were put in, it generates the price. Lets just say I clicked process order before the hubby saw ;) and thought I was nuts!!  I also opted to have separate seat cushions made.
Before...
To dark and heavy looking.
 Now the After...
so much lighter and brighter. Now I'm on the hunt for a few new pillows.
    A closeup of the fabric.

 We sit in here a lot and I am very impressed on how neat the couch stays. I haven't had to fix the slipcover once since it's been on. 
                         Have a great week!!
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59 comments:

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I think a slipcover was the right way to go, Martina. I did that for our living room sofa, which was so comfortable {and a pretty penny}; I just didn't like the fabric anymore after 12 years}. Best move I made and I love it all over again!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Martina, it looks fabulous. I love the lighter color, so pretty. Isn't it nice to have a change. You might even like the dark color again for winter, so now you can change. Hugs, Marty

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

So nice to have a fitted slipcover and so easy to keep clean. Nice to know about this site.

Pam - @diy Design Fanatic said...

Slipcovers are definitely a great way to change things up. Yours looks great!

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

Hi Martina,

I love the lighter color. Your slipcover is so pretty.

Dee

❀❀❀Ðαωᾔ❀❀❀ said...

Martina, It looks great, and so nicely fitted. You did good:)

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

What a difference! It looks wonderful.

Anne said...

Oh that looks so awesome & the fabric does look like linen. Nice work!!

Linda said...

Change is good. They look fabulous.

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

It looks wonderful, Martina. I love the lighter look.

Kelly said...

I love slipcovers whether they're custom or not. I actually prefer the loose look that they present. I guess it just looks less formal to me. I'm sure you will enjoy having one on your sofa. Your sofa will stay cleaner now too since it's washable! Nice to know about an online website for a custom slipcover too. I thought you'd have to have a professional measure it and make it with your sofa in hand.

Judy Bigg said...

Thanks for sharing. I am considering slip covers since I don't want to buy another couch.

NanaDiana said...

Martina- It is just beautiful. I love it and it really brightens up the room, doesn't it? Custom slipcovers do not come cheap, do they? xo Diana

Sharon (Roses and Rust) said...

What a great transformation. I have had slipcovers in my living room for a few years now and have never regretted it. They are off-white so do get dirty from time to time but are so easy to wash! I think you did the right thing! x Sharon

Heather said...

I was so excited to see your post, as I am on the look out for a slipcover too. I am off to go check out the website! Yours looks great!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Beautiful, Martina! I really like the new lighter look.
Hugs, Sherry

Inspired by you said...

I was thinking of doing the same thing for my couch. It looks like your back is a rollback like the arms. Do you like the fit? It looks good!

Debra @ Common Ground said...

it's gorgeous!!

La Vie Quotidienne said...

What a great improvement...it makes the whole room look lighter...just marvelous. Thanks for the recommendation.

Judy said...

I love the slipcover. You are so smart to get a custom made one...that way you don't have to constantly fuss with it. I know it was probably expensive but it looks really beautiful.

Gina said...

The new slipcover looks wonderful! I love the lighter look!

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Looks great Martina! I love slipcovers and I agree that the more casual look is perfect. I'd love to help you with those new pillows. :o)

Sweet Chaos said...

It looks great, Martina! I love the lighter color. Glad you clicked before your husband could talk you out of it :)

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Martina, I am so glad you posted this. Your sofa in a slipcover looks so fresh and updated! the color is great!
I have several pieces that I want to slipcover. I am just afraid that things will get wrinkled or the fit won't be right. Thanks for this encouraging post. Now off to visit the slipcover site!

Debbiedoo's said...

What a fabulous alternative Martina! Looks really good.

KATHY said...

Hi Martina, I love the slipcover. It looks beautiful,and a perfect fit.

Kathy

At The Picket Fence said...

I love it Martina! It totally looks like you got a new couch and it just completely brightens up the space. And now you have the option of switching it back and forth! :-)
Vanessa

Daffodil Hill said...

It's just lovely, Martina! I also love the display above the sofa. May have to copy you:-)

Patti said...

Wow, what a difference...this looks so pretty in your room and certainly brightens up everything!

sissie said...

Hi Martina,
I love the new look that the slipcovers gives your sofa. Looks fabulous!

hugs
Sissie

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

I'm a fan of slipcovers! Great way to change the look without having to buy new furniture. Is that a Thomas Kinkade painting above your couch?

Pam@OurAdventuresInHomeImprovement said...

It's such a nice change Martina! Good couches are so hard to come by. You were smart to make the most of yours with this update.

Have fun finding pillows!

Pam

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

WOnderful update!!!
XO
Kristin

Bliss said...

Just last week I sent back a cover. Mine didn't work out as good as yours. I would of needed to paint the room and that wasn't gonna be happening. So now I'm trying to do some little things and live with the couch for the next few months.

~Bliss~

Samantha said...

Thanks for linking up to Cowgirl Up! Love the 'simply clean' feel of these covers.
:) Samantha @ Crafty Texas Girls

Leslie said...

This is GREAT and it really does change the space and give it a more comfortable feel.

Thanks for sharing. New follower, btw!

dooverdecade said...

Thank you for sharing this! I am helping my mom update her den, and she doesn't want to spend money to reupholster the furniture right now. I've already sent her a link to the website. I am so excited to start measuring!

Gail said...

The lighter color looks great Martina!

Kellie Collis said...

How lovely! Your place looks amazing. Have a fabulous day, Kellie xx

Kim said...

I love it Martina. Thanks for giving us the 411 on where to order. I just ordered a bunch of pillows from Ballard and believe it or not they weren't too expensive. Have a great day friend.
xoxo,
Kim

Kim said...

I love it Martina. Thanks for giving us the 411 on where to order. I just ordered a bunch of pillows from Ballard and believe it or not they weren't too expensive. Have a great day friend.
xoxo,
Kim

chateau chic said...

Hi Martina,
Slipcovers are a great way to transform a good piece of furniture. Yours turned out beautifully and gives a lighter look to your room. Your "new" sofa really looks good!
Mary Alice

Savvy Seasons said...

Hi Martina,
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the new slip cover. It looks soooooooo good! Thanks for sharing this idea, I may have to give this a try!

Have a wonderful day! xo ~Liz

P.S. Thanks for stopping by! =)

Shelia said...

Hi Martina! Oh, your new slip cover looks gorgeous on your sofa! I do like the lighter look for spring and summer and you can take it off for the cold months! :)
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

Love the new look, Martina. Every now and then I have moments of insanity when I think I will attempt slipcovers for a pair of chairs. I think your site is a very good idea! Linda

THE FARMHOUSE PORCH said...

Wow...You cannot tell that's a slip cover!!! I love it! We had a red one once....during my dark decor phase. It never looked half as nice as this! Those pillows are so cute.
♥Linsey

Sharon said...

Martina-So glad I read your post-Am looking for slipcovers for a Thomasville sofa too!!I have been checking several sites but will check your choice for sure. I was wishing I knew someone who had used this service and now I do-your sofa looks wonderful!!! Thanks for the info.Sharon

Mariaelena said...

Hi Martina...I love the new slips...everything I own in both houses is slipcovered. You will love them...one day you'll have to come by and see mine..I've got 3 sets here...you will never be sorry, especially with a good sofa...enjoy your new look...It's fabulous!..xo, Mariaelena

Something Nice and Pretty said...

So neat Martina, it looks like a different sofa, I love the fabric you chose and the color!

Anne said...

Martina,
LOVE your new look with your slip cover.Wow it is like a whole new sofa.Much brighter.Looks like a great fabric too.
Anne

Denise at PinkPostcard. said...

wow, that is amazing- the before was beautiful, but it really did lighten up the space! Enjoy! :)

Anita @ Cedar Hill Ranch said...

It's gorgeous and definitely a fab look. I have made many slipcovers myself and if you sew they aren't too hard, but do take some time and patience. Great choice on color; I think you made an excellent decision.

Debra Howard said...

Those slipcovers really give you a fresh new look. Just right for spring and summer.
Debbie

Nancy @ Nancy's Daily Dish said...

The slipcover looks great Martina! I was so surprised when you said you hadn't had to reposition it after sitting on it. That is great! I had one a long time ago and we were always having to readjust it. Anyway, this looks great...and I love the blue plates added under the pic to!

Nancy

Nancy @ Nancy's Daily Dish said...

The slipcover looks great Martina! I was so surprised when you said you hadn't had to reposition it after sitting on it. That is great! I had one a long time ago and we were always having to readjust it. Anyway, this looks great...and I love the blue plates added under the pic to!

Nancy

Nancy @ Nancy's Daily Dish said...

The slipcover looks great Martina! I was so surprised when you said you hadn't had to reposition it after sitting on it. That is great! I had one a long time ago and we were always having to readjust it. Anyway, this looks great...and I love the blue plates added under the pic to!

Nancy

Nancy @ Nancy's Daily Dish said...

The slipcover looks great Martina! I was so surprised when you said you hadn't had to reposition it after sitting on it. That is great! I had one a long time ago and we were always having to readjust it. Anyway, this looks great...and I love the blue plates added under the pic to!

Nancy

Karen said...

Thrilled to have the slip cover site. Your sofa looks wonderful! I have three old sofas in storage (I know.. I'm a sofa hoarder!) and now I know I might be able to use slip covers on them!
Karen
Ladybug Creek

Tisha said...

I'm always a fan of a slipcover, and yours looks great! I love how it totally changes the feel of the room. Thanks for linking up.

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