White is the new red! Or…I finally got things clear in my head. Not really, but I did get it clear in my head that using white with kids in decorating is actually O.K.!
We bought this sectional when we first bought our current home, almost 10 years ago. The Sectional came with a lovely red slip cover. Over the years, it stopped looking better when I washed it. It just sort of looked, reddish-blahish.
Imagine if you will, two toddlers, just turned two years old. Activity level of Thing one and Thing Two. You know the term “Synergy”? We had Twinergy!
Don’t let them fool you. They only look cute, they didn’t always act that way.
The oldest daughter was 6
The blur in the background? Not a camera shadow, see “Twinergy”
At the same purchase of Le Sectional, we purchased “Le Overstuffed Chair”. Said chewing puppy had a lot of fun chewing the skirt of the chair. I thought I would challenge my sewing skills and sew up a slip cover of my own. After all, Miss Mustard Seed has them all over her blog and even has an awesome video tutorial (which I tried following and um, yeah, pictures are worth a thousand words).
I don’t even allow my son to sag his pants. My chair apparently has some ‘tude. (Or the slip cover has no way to stay on because I didn’t put a zipper back there….) Oh, I forgot (couldn’t stand sewing anymore) to make the cover for the back cushion. It looks good ala nude, no?
After looking at several other blogs and asking too many questions of kindly folks who wear white year round on their furniture. I decided to go with WHITE Denim. We had the slip covers made locally, but I wish I could have used Jill Flory from Sew a Fine Seam!
So far so good. No one had bled on them, thrown up strawberries on them, or spilled large amounts of chocolate and pizza sauce on them. Yet. I washed them for the first time this weekend, they came out even better!
As for that chair, it got whipped into shape, complete with a zipper on the cushion so it’s underwear doesn’t peek through. She even got a sassy new ruffle around the edge.
As for the Dog, she got a new piece of furniture too. She only chews this now, her own bed.
Still waiting on inspiration to change up those pillows. I can only handle one major change per quarter of the year. I have to wait until June to make another decision.