This is what we currently have going on with our sofa:
I suppose you're wondering what we're wrapping the cushions... but I have to say, I'm a little embarrassed to share it.
Ah, whatever. Who am I kidding? I've shared things ten times more embarrassing. (Let's not forget my childhood photo in this post or the close up in this one.)
Here's what's lurking beneath:
Yeah, the 50 year old foam that's oozing out of our disintegrating upholstery is pretty gross. Disgustingly gross. Awful, yucky, powdery foam literally blows out every time we sit down.
Hence, the sheet.
Better, right? We think so. But the solution is temporary. We have no plans to get rid of our fantastic, vintage, curvy, fancy sofa. It's a custom piece that was given to me by a member of our family. It's solidly built and beautifully crafted. And I loves it.
No, we're thinking we'll give it a little sprucing up with new upholstery (whether that's a DIY job or done professionally is TBA. I'll be sure to keep you posted.)
I've been searching google and pinterest for all sorts of information. It's trickier than I expected because of the uniquness of the piece. Some sofas I find have a similar curved back, others the curved seat, others have similar arms. None are exactly alike, but they give me an idea of what ours may look like. Here are some of my favorites:
Maybe we should do it in white? I've read that slipcovering in white denim makes it easy to clean when needed. But our existing tight back wouldn't be a slipcovered cushion.
Maybe gray? I love the neutral and cool color that's similar to our general painting scheme. It feels timeless and modern at the same time. That's always a great thing.
Maybe something a little more funky like green or blue velvet? Maybe. Though all of our discussions lead us to less of a bold statement with the piece. But then I see a sofa like this and think "Let's make a statement with the sofa!!"
What do you think? We're not going to push the button on this project any time in the near future (there are a few too many more pressing items on our home improvement list) but one thing I've learned is that it's good to marinate the ideas a while.
So, let's marinate. Any opinions on the sofa upholstery? Does anyone else have a dirty secret hiding under a sheet? Ha, that sounds odd. But you know what I mean!