Saturday, February 13, 2010

Slipcovers

Maybe this should go on my Style Times Two blog I haven't updated since October (whoops), but I'm putting it here because I'm lazy.

Claire and I are moving in less than two months...YAY!!!!!!!!! I had really hoped to rent a townhouse, but I wanted to remain in Owings Mills, specifically moving to the New Town area, and all the townhouses to rent are over $1600 a month, which are a bit too expensive for me. So after searching around, I have settled on an apartment complex and am just hoping they have the model/floorplan I want for the move-in date I need. Fingers crossed!

With that being said, my plans are for a two bedroom plus den, so that I can give Claire her own play room. I already had the whole layout mapped in my head, cause that's what I do! I would like to have a sofa but no other furniture. So I found something at IKEA that I loved.

I also am going to be getting a new sofa for my living room. My poor sofa has seen better days. She is 14 years old and has been through four dogs, a cat, and a toddler.

Two people suggested that instead of getting the new (albeit cheap!) sofa from IKEA for the play room, I should use my old sofa and just get a slipcover. They're right. I have to be practical. (Oh, and just to note, practicality sucks.)

After that lengthy exposition, there is the true "meat" of the blog. Slipcovers are SO BORING. Why doesn't anyone have cool slipcovers??? IKEA does, but they are made to fit their own furniture. BLAH.

I wish I could find a site/store that carries super fun slipcovers in bright colors. Instead i'm left with beige, blue, burgundy, cream. Are you dozing off yet?

So with some annoyance, my two finalists are solid red or solid blue denim. I tried desperately to find hot pink. Yes, I wanted a hot pink slipcover. It's for her play room for heaven's sake! Anyhoo, now I have to readjust my WHOLE decorating plan and color scheme. Can I do it? Of COURSE. I'm FABULOUS. But for any of my talented crafty friends reading this, know that there's an untapped market out there for fun slipcovers!

Well, I actually can see some new plans oozing into my brain based on this new color scheme, so I'm going to run with it. In a few months hopefully I'll be able to show you the finished results. While wearing a t-shirt that says slipcovers suck.

7 comments:

Rose said...

SO. EASY. TO. MAKE! If you still want to go with hot pink, or even ::gasp:: a crazy pattern, let me know. You could buy fabric on clearance (IKEA has fabric, too!). Let me know if you're interested. I can send you a pattern/instructions or help you with the mechanics.

KaraB said...

Um, I'm sorry Rose, have you met me? I'm the girl who has to take a shirt to the tailor to get a button sewn on.

In-Sung said...

...and I will make you the Slipcover sucks t-shirt. lol

I made slipcovers once but it was too labor intensive for me. I may need to get some advice from Rose too,

KaraB said...

Yes, my solution is simple..it's called Walmart! HA!

I need you girls to rest up anyway...for the painting party I might have :-)

In-Sung said...

Ok, I will paint the heck out of your new place!!!!!

Annelie said...

At least one company makes slipcovers for IKEA's couches. Check out Bemz.com.

Annelie

LoveLladro said...

uhhh, buy a beige one and dye it hot pink? I don't know where that idea came from but I thought I would throw it out there! So happy for you guys and the move! Can't wait to hear more about it and see that fantabulous playroom!