Not that long ago I was asked to create some cube bean bags. After figuring and re-figuring, I came up with the pattern, added a zipper and filled it with those little styrofoam beads. BIG pain in the you know what. Why go to the trouble when you can find oodles of cheapy cube ottomans at the secondhand store? Since the cheapest of the cheaps are covered in hideously benign microfiber, find a yard or two of fun fabric and stitch your own custom cube slipcover. Better yet, look for two and make a pair. DesignSponge shows
Remember DIY Maven's post on Monday? The 2nd Unbelievable Sofa Makeover? The contrast of the white cording against the dark fabric just looked, hmmmmm...very high end. Instead of starting from scratch, what if you could just paint your piping on your upholstery or slipcover? Liz from It's Great To Be Home, did just that. See how she did it.
Let's say you find a hideously slipcovered chair at a flea market. You like the lines, hate the fabric. When you peek underneath, you only find more hideous fabric worn threadbare. Is it worth buying? It depends. If you don't mind buying new fabric, absolutely!
If you're pining for a leather sofa but can't part with the cash it would take to get one, Sure Fit now offers a faux leather line of slipcovers. Durable and easy to clean, prices start at $19.99 for pillows and
Our friends over at SureFit sent along some inspiring images showing how, with the aid of their slipcovers and ten minutes of your time, you can makeover an entire room. Mis-matched country/traditional (above) gets some French country charm (below):