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!
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