Meagen Mackenzie, Okotoks REALTOR®, Real Estate Professionals Inc.

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DIY Pottery Barn Inspired Slipcover



One of my favourite challenges with any home decor or home staging project is how to get the look for less - how to get a high end look without spending high end dollars.


There are all kinds of creative ways to do that and this week's tidibit definitely falls under that category.


I have an olive coloured loveseat in my front living room. But the walls are grey/blue...not a great match. The loveset fits perfectly in the bay window and my two little fur-babies LOVE to sit atop the loveseat and lookout onto the cul-de-sac. Plus, there's no reason for me to get rid of a perfectly good loveseat, even if the colour doesn't go with the rest of the room.


The cost to re-upholster anything is super may as well buy a new loveseat for what it costs. And I don't trust ordering a fitted slipcover online because no couch or loveseat is the same so there's no way a fitted slipcover would fit properly.


I've always liked the look of a loose fitted slipcover. Pottery Barn sells one that I've been eyeing up for years, but couldn't bring myself to spend the $130.00 it costs. I knew there had to be a cheaper alternative....and, I finally found it.


While strolling threw the painting section at Home Depot (while shopping for other materials for future Tidbits), I came across the canvas dropcloths used for painting. They're washable and reusable. A 9'x12' dropcloth cost $42.00....and it looks just like the Pottery Barn slipcover.


So away I went with my new dropcloth slipcover. And I have to say I love the way it looks...did I mention how cheap it was? $ can you go wrong with that?


This week's tidbit shows you how easy it is and how INEXPENSIVE it is to update the look of any couch, loveseat or chair with a simple dropcloth.  I hope you enjoy and if you decide to try it for yourself, I'd love to hear how it worked out for you. I read every comment :


Happy Decorating!

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