It was love at first sight fifteen years ago when I spotted it at Ballan Furniture. No I didn't just like it, I loved it. It was perfect for my living room that had recently been stripped of all of its "cutesy" country mauve and blue craft sale decor. I had moved on to what I had dubbed my "English country" style. I had rose tea cups and saucers lined up in a row on my mantel, and floral plates on the wall. I carried the idea a little too far and installed floral carpeting, that I would love to change out now after 10 years.
The sofa started to show some fading and wear,
But it is a Flexsteel, and the cushions and frame have held up well.
I don't know if you could tell where this post was going or not, but it's headed towards a new slipcover from Surefit. It's a stretch two piece "T" cushion "antique" colored slipcover. I ordered a swatch and decided it went well with my floral carpeting that has a scrolly design in this color, and most importantly, it matched well with my burlap curtains from Ballard's that are not even a year old.
I would have preferred an even more custom fit, but with the sofa's three cushion, "T" cushion design, Pottery Barn and Ikea slipcovers were not an option.
I am putting this slipcover on by myself. My husband is at work. (He would just not see a need to re-cover this sofa. The cushion with the hole could be face down.)
It actually went on pretty easy. At least this part did.
Putting three cushions in the fitted seat piece was a little tricky, I did work up a sweat.
I'm not sure how well this cover will stay in place,
And I may send it with my daughter next fall for her college apartment. After all, I work at a furniture store, so I can get a deal on a new one.
I think I like it! I know the plain sofa will be easier to adorn with seasonal pillows, and the coffee table vignette will not be lost in the busy floral sofa.
***Update - Happy to report the slipcover is staying in place even after I laid on it several evenings.
What do YOU think? It only cost me $137 with free shipping.
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