Remember that sad day at Goodwill when we lost my son’s Froggy? Well there was one (or seven or eight) awesome things that actually came out of that trip. First off, I snagged this wing chair in amazing condition for $20!
It was rather spontaneous, definitely not something I was planning. I’ve always wanted a more substantial chair in my living room and this fit the bill. I wasn’t sure how I was going to change it, but I was GOING to. But I’m a busy woman! When would I have time to slipcover or reupholster this? And I certainly didn’t want this mismatched piece sitting in my living room. What to do, what to do?
Create a 5-minute slipcover!!
Here is how I took one queen top-sheet and several straight pins to make my temporary slipcover.
|First I threw the sheet over the chair, making the satin stripes run vertically down. I started tucking like mad!|
|Looks pretty good so far!|
|Since the chair back wouldn’t be seen, I just pulled most of the excess fabric back like this and safety pinned it together.|
|Not bad for tucking and pinning, right?!|
|And just throw some accessories on the chair and no one’s the wiser! (At least until they see the sides and back…)|
This worked great…except that it was staring me in the face every second, just taunting me to make a REAL slipcover! I literally stared at it for hours, thinking about slipcovering. Then I read this post and she encouraged me to just DO it! She made it look super easy. So you will get to see my fabulous slipcover tomorrow!