I have so many things bouncing around in my head, I hardly know where to begin. The best thing to do would be to simply pick one, right? Agreed.
Long story short, our four-year-old IKEA ottoman was disgusting. Sure, it has a removable cover, and we’ve even been known to remove it and wash it. In fact, it was such a disaster after we brought Bridget home (between various baby fluids and several spilled drinks) that we made it a point to take it off and spot treat/launder it before any visitors came our way.
Here’s how it looked when it came out of the wash:
Ah, yes. So glad we rushed it to the wash. Needless to say, we then draped it with a blanket.
Finally, last week, I got the urge to make the slipcover I’d been planning for the last six months. And yes, even though I measured twice before I cut once, I still screwed it up royally. Whatever. I can fudge with the best of ’em, and the result is still a hundred times better than what we were living with already.
The best part? After searching for (and failing to come across) the perfect fabric, I came home and saw this one on my shelf. It was one of the clearance beauties I’d picked up about a year or so ago for $2.99/yard, which made this a whopping six dollar project. Score!
Apparently, I’m not the only one fed up with the box full of unfinished projects. Spring to finish, indeed—no time like the present!