I'm reusing this old family room photo to show you the sofa in question ... and because I like it.
The fabric on the cushions is continuing to deteriorate, and the threads are shattering and creating holes and tears where I sit most often. This beautiful damask fabric just wasn't made for 20+ years of hard family use. Considering its age, it really has held up well.
I do not have the energy or time to do sofa shopping as it should be done, even with the helpful suggestions that many of you offered. If I'm honest with myself, I don't really WANT a new sofa ... I want my current sofa to look better.
We decided that a slipcover is going to be our best option right now. Last week, I wandered through fabric stores looking for inspiration. At my second stop, I found a faded-burgundy cotton duck that should be totally perfect! Here it is, sitting on the sofa in front of my inspiration pillow.
Now all I have to do is find someone to make the slipcover for me, because I do not have the time or the energy at this time of year to do it myself ... though I would love to give it a shot. I want a fitted slipcover, not a loose one that will require primping and retucking every second of the day.
I've never lived with a slipcover before, and part of me is still a little bit apprehensive. I sure hope I don't hate it. For those of you who have slipcovered furniture, do you have any tips?