Details of the old, down-filled sofa I found this summer at a consignment shop.
The original sofa is a bright, yet creamy, yellow. Lovely, perhaps, in a more formal setting, but in Cyn's little living room, it was just too much. I bought it with the idea that I would have a slipcover made for it, and I knew just the gal who could do it. Joy hooked me up with her sister-in-law who does upholstery and such as a side job, and when her schedule allowed, we brought it to her shop.
10 days later...
Just what I wanted.
I found linen to be exactly the look I wanted.
Soft, yet rumpled.
But...was linen washable?
Even tho the instructions on the fabric said to dry clean only, I knew from experience that linen COULD be machine washed. The sales lady suggested I buy a 1 foot piece, and go home to wash it, measuring after it was washed and dried to see how much shrinkage there actually was.
About an inch per foot, which was perfect.
So, 30 yards later (we also had a small swivel rocker slip-covered), and a major trip to the laundromat, we were good to go.
These 2 armless chairs with coordinating footstool, were bought from Joy this summer.
The sofa is so neutral that it is a perfect match.
This has been a long time coming.
Before I found the screaming vanilla sofa this summer, we had a hunter green, art deco, mohair sofa and matching chair. I really didn't mind it, but my kids said it felt like you were sitting on a brillo pad.
Goodwill was more than happy to take it off our hands, and more importantly, my kids were deleriously happy to see it go!
And now, we are all happy.