I talked a little bit in this post about my hopes and dreams and utter confusion around the current state of my family room:
There are a lot of things happening in this picture that are pretty accurate to what’s always going on in here: bunny figurines, a cat, seven thousand patterns, and a distressing camo chair that D loves so I practice patience towards.
So what do you do when you have an ugly couch/chair combo, limited funds and don’t know what size space you’ll be moving to next?
BUY A COUCH COVER
I waited for Target to have a coupon, and I picked up a couch cover for under $60, which is way cheaper than buying a new couch, even on Craigslist.
It came in a box that didn’t seem like it should be able to fit an entire couch cover, which I will never be able to get back into that box ever again.
It also came with a print out of written instructions and diagrams that showed me exactly how to put the couch cover on. Pretty easy-peasy. There’s a tag that tells you which part of the cover is which:
Just put the couch cover over the back of the couch:
Spend some time tucking things in the order they tell you to and voila! Brand new couch for much, much less:
Spend some time getting it situated, add some throw pillows, and you have a brand new family room!
The best part? It took me, by myself, 10 minutes to figure this out and do it. Now that I have it figured out, I’m going to guess it will take 5 minutes. Which is awesome. I can wash it as often as I want, the fabric is amazingly comfortable and even though you can clearly tell there’s a couch cover on it, I don’t even care because it looks lightyears better than
the other couch before.
One more little pinnable look:
So, a look at where we’re at since I made my prioritized list:
I talked to my family about the coffee table and my mom ended up saying she wanted to do a project with it. Two down: 18 to go!