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Saturday, January 29, 2011

Future Project Friday #13- Drop Cloth Slipcovers

I know I'm a little behind on my Future Project Friday (FPF) post, but yesterday we had such beautiful weather (gotta love Texas...70 degrees in January!) so the kids and I were out and about yesterday enjoying the day. In addition to working on a few custom Happy Baby Designs orders, I'm still getting ready for my Good Morning Texas segment on Monday. And then, yesterday I found out that Gene Simmons is going to be the big guest that day! So since I'm doing a hair bow tutorial, I had to come up with a KISS-inspired hair bow for the show! I'll have to post pics later since my husband took my son and the camera to the NFL Experience in Dallas. Did I mention our city is now in full Superbowl mode? So needless to say, it's been a little crazy around our house...and our city!

But without further ado, on with Future Project Friday. I'm sure you've seen all the beautiful drop cloth slipcover projects out there in the blogosphere. Well I would love to join the club and recover this baby:

When I moved in to my first apartment in college, my mom and I bought this loveseat at a consignment shop for $85. It has been It's super-comfortable, just the right size and really sturdy. But the upholstery leaves something to be desired.

I'm not sure how old the couch is, but the pink just isn't doing it for me anymore. Usually I have it covered with this green, SureFit slipcover, but I really want to try my hand at a drop cloth slipcover for it.

So here is some of my inspiration...

I LOVE this slipcover by Miss Mustard Seed. The little ruffle at the bottom adds such a cute detail! She also shares some great tips on making drop cloth slipcovers in this post.

And can you believe this is Sommer's first attempt at making a slipcover? I think it came out beautifully!

You wouldn't know it to look at it, but this is actually a big, brown, brass nailhead, leather sofa. It has been completely transformed by this drop cloth slipcover!

Although this isn't a sofa, I just had to share the adorable faux grain sack detail Miss Mustard Seed added to these dining room chairs (besides I just can't resist the little skirt detail!). When it's time to make my slipcover, I'm definitely going to consult her Tips for Making Slipcovers.

And finally, Robin at 2 Vintage Sisters used a French Grain Design to add a fun detail on this piano bench slipcover. Brilliant!

Any of you ever tried to make a drop cloth slipcover? Any tips, advice, warnings?

And remember, if you're in the DFW area, be sure to tune in or set your DVR's for 9a on Monday, channel 8. Yours truly will be on Good Morning Texas! Also, I want to encourage you all (if you're not already) to "Like" Happy Baby Designs on Facebook. I'll probably post there first about my Good Morning Texas experience!


  1. A slipcover you make will definitely beat the Sure Fit one. I can't wait to see how it turns out. Thanks for linking up to my projects. :)

  2. I made a drop cloth slip cover a couple months ago. I was so intimidated but it turned out to be quite easy. I broke everything down, and really, it's all just squares and rectangles, the "Hardest" part was the curvy front of the arms and it turned out to be nothing. go for it! As a side note I have used drop cloths from both Home Depot and Osh. Home Depot was a much better quality than Osh. Here's a link to a picture of the couch post covering.

  3. My first slipcover I did make out of dropcloth but then got brave and purchased white denim. I love the denim one because it's much more sturdy and it bleaches well. Your couch looks like it has pretty simple lines so I don't think you'll have any problem. Just be sure to take your time and be patient and you will do fine. Good luck!


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