I slipped the couch into its cover. Or, rather more truthfully, I wrapped and folded the cover onto the couch. It's about 500x too big--it takes forever to put back on.
It almost didn't last until its photo shoot. Half a mug of hot chocolate was spilled during its debut hour. It was deja vu.
Back in January, I finally took the slipcover out of its bag and put it on the couch. I'd only had it stashed away for about--oh--four months or so. As I'd feared, almost instantly, the bottom piece, used to cover the cushions, became stained. I actually didn't notice it until after I'd washed--and dried it. I thought it was done for.
I achieved a warm and cozy feel for winter, I think, but, I'm not really a fan of the two-tone sofa look.
So, I borrowed a steam cleaner and went over the couch--twice.
I'd coveted those peacock blue pillows since the day after I'd picked up the orange ones at Pier One. But, unfortunately, as you can see, my couch is a "muddy" colour of green, while the pillows are very, very clear and clean. They do not go together. The artwork also clashes (and for some reason, looks teeny tiny).
So, I bought a throw to see if that might help.
It was time to take another swipe at the stained cushion piece. It was too simple. Just a little bleach and a lot of time --I managed it just a few days ago when I cleaned up the laundry room in the dungeon.
So, shall we see that again?
Let me just say, dishwashing detergent and baking soda are miracle workers.
But the artwork still isn't working. The husband and I bought it, rather impulsively, so many years ago I've forgotten. It was back when the dining room was painted peach with orange paint sponged on top of it. Yes, that long ago. Early oughts, anyway.
Time for a change. More than time. So, I worked on this today:
Please don't mind the rug. It has been shampooed twice and looks worse than ever. I'm on the hunt for a replacement. No, I checked. Overstock.com does not ship to Canada.
Hopefully, I'll be making holes in the wall soon, but I've some spray painting and printing and mod podging to do first!
Linking to the 124th Met Monday at Between Naps on the Porch.
Do you know I actually try to have something done, just so I can link a post to the party?
Lots of great projects to check out.