Home Depot Drop Cloth Slipcovered Couch

When my husband and I bought this couch, we didn't have any kids and only had one small cat. Now we have two teen aged boys and four cats. It has been a plan of mine to make a slipcover for this couch, not because I want to (it's 18' long) but because I need to! Because of it's unique length and shape, there aren't any pre-made slip covers that will fit it. Below is a before picture, It was becoming soiled looking even though I cleaned it a lot.
Below are the after pictures. I'm really happy with the drop cloth canvas I bought in the Home Depot paint dept. I bought two of the largest sizes and the entire project cost me $60.00.

All I did was pre-wash the fabric once and follow some online tutorials I found on making your own slip covers. *(I didn't follow any particular tutorial, I've just read a few over the past year, and had it in my head of what to try) I'm not the best seamstress at all, but I took my time (about 2 weeks) and it was pretty simple.


The canvas is surprisingly very soft, yet very durable. I love the color and texture of it and it looks natural and beachy.




Even making the matching cord trim was easier than I thought. The whole couch is less formal and cosier now.


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Friday, March 5

Home Depot Drop Cloth Slipcovered Couch

When my husband and I bought this couch, we didn't have any kids and only had one small cat. Now we have two teen aged boys and four cats. It has been a plan of mine to make a slipcover for this couch, not because I want to (it's 18' long) but because I need to! Because of it's unique length and shape, there aren't any pre-made slip covers that will fit it. Below is a before picture, It was becoming soiled looking even though I cleaned it a lot.
Below are the after pictures. I'm really happy with the drop cloth canvas I bought in the Home Depot paint dept. I bought two of the largest sizes and the entire project cost me $60.00.

All I did was pre-wash the fabric once and follow some online tutorials I found on making your own slip covers. *(I didn't follow any particular tutorial, I've just read a few over the past year, and had it in my head of what to try) I'm not the best seamstress at all, but I took my time (about 2 weeks) and it was pretty simple.


The canvas is surprisingly very soft, yet very durable. I love the color and texture of it and it looks natural and beachy.




Even making the matching cord trim was easier than I thought. The whole couch is less formal and cosier now.


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7 Comments:

At March 12, 2010 at 4:35 AM , Blogger Hootin' Anni said...

How amazing is this?!!! It looks so bright and wonderful.

My Show n Tell is just Springtime Flowers in our Yard A nice treat after a long, cold winter!! Stop over and 'smell the roses' with me if you can! I'd love your company!!

 
At March 12, 2010 at 5:59 AM , Blogger marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

It is wonderful. I need to slipcover my sofa in the familyroom, but I'm not sure I am that great of a seamstress. This looks fabulous. Hugs, Marty

 
At March 12, 2010 at 9:55 AM , Blogger Victoria said...

That is fantastic! I never would've thought that was a drop cloth!!!

 
At March 12, 2010 at 1:36 PM , Blogger Marianne@Songbird said...

Nicely done, and I never would have guess that is dropcloth fabric!

 
At March 12, 2010 at 1:41 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi! Do you mind sharing the tutuorial web address that you followed? This is amazing. You did a great job! Jody

 
At March 12, 2010 at 4:55 PM , Blogger Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Wow, I love this. We were just looking at drop cloths at Home Depot to do curtains. I love what you did. What a great ending result. You must be so happy. I know I would be. Great post!
blessings,
Debbie

 
At March 13, 2010 at 5:50 AM , Blogger Lamp Tramp said...

You did an amazing job with your dropcloth slipcover. Not as difficult as one might think to make a slip and it saves so much money to do it yourself! Great slipcover!

 

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