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My Christmas Gift....

The completion of this project is due in a very large part to all of you wonderful bloggers out there that share your projects & tips on a daily basis.  Without pouring over site upon site for the past few months, I would never have had the nerve to attempt this.... so my thanks to all of you!


It took me an entire week to complete, but I couldn't be happier!

The entire project took about 4 drop cloths total... 2- 4x15 ft and 2- 6x9, for a cost of just over $50.00.  I started with the cushions first by laying them out on the drop cloth and literally tracing the shape with a Sharpie.  The first one took me the longest, as it took me a while to figure out how to attach the 4" middle panel to the top and bottom section.  The two bottom cushions took me an entire day!



























You can see them in the beginning stages up against the loveseat.  For me the cushions were more difficult to do than actually reupholstering the couch!



























But once I figured out all of the logistics, the rest went fairly smooth!


As I said, it's not the most professional job ever seen.... but for a first attempt I'm quite proud of the results.  And so are my kids! (of course, they want to know when they can SIT on the couch.... but I asked them to give me just a few days to stare at it first!)



























Not sure about the accent pillows yet.... but I love the fabric!  Found it at WalMart buried behind some of the heavier weight fabric and it hadn't been cut yet.  I bought several yards (for around $6.50 a yard) and envision a couple of accent chairs where the love-seat is now.  If I really feel adventurous after the holidays, I have the over sized chair that belongs to the ottoman I recovered in the storage area downstairs.  That might be the ticket!

So there you have it.... my Christmas gift to Me... from Me!

And a heartfelt thanks to Marian.... who started the drop cloth addiction and who encourages so many with her postings.

I am a firm believer that you really CAN do anything you put your mind to!





Happily linking to...

Feathered Nest Fridays
Home Sweet Home
Inspiration Friday
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Frugal Fridays
Refresh Your Nest Fridays
Potpourri Friday
Vintage Inspiration Friday
Funky Junk Interiors
Addicted 2 Decorating
Flaunt It Friday
Be Different... Act Normal
Home Stories A2Z
You're Talking too Much
The Gunny Sack
Thrifty Decor Chick
Coastal Charm
Debbiedoos... Newbie Link Party
Miss Mustard Seed
Homemaker on a Dime
Savvy Southern Style
Free Style Friday
Transformation Thursday



22 comments:

  1. It's just gorgeous - it looks like you got a new couch! I love the way you did the arms. It kind of reminds me of a seashell.

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  2. Soo lovely!! Great Job on it! Thanks for linking up! :)

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  3. Wow! You did a great job! I never would have had the nerve to do that myself! So impressed!
    Melody
    ChattyChics.com
    PS Would love for you to come show it off at my place for Wild Wednesdays!

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  4. This is fabulous! Thanks for linking up at Overflowing with Creativity! One day I totally have to do a slip cover!! It's so impressive!!!

    XO, Aimee

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  5. I am in awe of your talent. It looks professionally done, maybe better:)

    applause~!

    your newest follower
    Sonny ~ 155 Dream Lane

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  6. What a great job! It looks so professional!

    Thank you for sharing this at Potpourri Friday! Hoping you will make this a weekly party stop! I have just become a friend and follower and hope you will do the same.

    Have a very Merry Christmas and wonderful Holiday Season!

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  7. WOW -- I'm impressed. :) I'm in the process of doing the kids upstairs tv room couch. I just finished the cushions yesterday. Thanks for sharing yours. Would love for you to link up at my party to share this!

    http://threemangoseeds.blogspot.com/2012/01/do-it-ya-self-monday-link-up-par-tay.html

    Hope to see you there,
    Clydia
    threemangoseeds.blogspot.com

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  8. Thanks to everyone for the lovely comments. I'm now feeling adventurous enough to tackle the matching chair!

    Lora

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  9. That looks fantastic!! Are you sure this is your first time trying something like this? Looks like a professional job to me! Visiting from Debbiedoo's Newbie party!

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  10. That looks amazing! I have plans to make a drop cloth slip cover for my family room sectional ... I figure that it could take weeks ...

    Stopping by from Debbiedoos Newbie party.

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  11. Wow! You did a wonderful job, very talented. Following your blog!

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  12. Thank you for sharing this spectacular project with the newbie party. Glad to see you!

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  13. I am so impressed.
    Nicely done,your newest follower.
    Lisa

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  14. Nice job! I've been contemplating a reupholster or slip cover, but it seems like such a big task! You'd never know you haven't done it before - it looks lovely.
    -Revi

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  15. Beautiful job! Your couch looks amazing. I have two chairs that I need to do, you are an inspiration to me!
    Hugs, Cindy

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  16. Following you via Freestyle Friday.

    http://www.sjb-myphotopage.com/

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  17. Wow! You did a very impressive job on this!

    Sharon

    p.s.
    I'd love for you to share this and future projects at my weekly Show & Tell party. It kicks off on Wednesdays at mrshinesclass.wordpress.com

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  18. It made such a difference. LOVE the new look. Fantastic job!!

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  19. Wow, this turned out so nice!! I have a sectional in my basement that I want to do this to, but I'm scared!! Knowing that yours cost about $50 helps though, at worst mine might be about $100 I would think. Thanks for sharing it! I'm your newest member, If you have a moment I'd love it if you visited me at AllThatBringsJoy.blogspot.com :)

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  20. Oh WOW! That is so impressive! I can't imagine tackling a couch makeover! Thanks for sharing!

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  21. Love it! I found you on Tatertots & Jello and had to click on your photo because I just posted something very similar. Funny how that timing works out in the world. Doing a chair in the pillow fabric would be amazing! Hope to see photos of that soon. :) If you get a minute I'd love it if you'd check out my couch here - http://littlegreenbow.com/2012/01/the-perfect-fit-diy-couch/

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