This is what the couch looks like with the pillows facing forward. Horrible, right?
And this is a pic. of the couch with the pillows reversed and some decorative pillows that I made. From this picture the couch does not look that bad. Trust me when I say it is not that pretty.
So on with my inspiration for my "new" couch. I found this picture on Pottery Barns website.
I just love the clean and crispness of the couch. It is so pretty and inviting. It is a drop cloth slip cover and so easy to remove and be able to wash. Still more than I wanted to pay though. For our size couch it was right around $200. Still more than I was willing to fork out for a slipcover.
Now, onto the big reveal.
This is an ampersand pillow that I made. I just used some left over fabric and painted the symbol onto the pillow. When the paint had dried I outlined it with blue yarn.
I covered two of the original pillows with some more extra fabric that I had from my kitchen table runners. I love the way my pillows turned out.
This is the couch in all of its glory. I went to Menard's and bought a huge drop cloth from the paint department. I do not remember the exact dimensions but I think they were close to 9' by 12'. When I got it home it was not big enough to hang all the way to the floor on both sides. I sent Adam back and had him pick me up a second one. I just tucked in the middle seem and it fit perfect. I am sooooo happy with the way that it looks. And the best part was that the drop cloths were on sale for $12 each. Not to shabby for a $24 dollar couch makeover:)