Swapping my slipcovers for a winter look has been on my to do list for quite some time. I actually wanted to get to it before Christmas but that never happened. I so love the idea of changing the look whenever the mood strikes, but I struggle so with the task. It’s not the funnest thing I have ever done, and physically it is very tasking. I have to pull and tug so hard that my hands hurt for 3 days after the change.
I was taking off the Butter slipcovers and replacing them with the Denim, for some reason the Denim always seems warm and cozy to me, sorda like a new pair of jeans. The sofa and two chairs are both from JCPenney, their Linden Street design series, which makes 3 pieces in all to swap out. It is worth it in the end, they look so clean and fresh and it tightens the cushions up again. It reminds me of slipping on freshly dried blue jeans, there tight until you do a couple deep knee bends.
As I have mentioned in the past I store the slips dirty. I have tried washing them before storing them, but they fit so tightly I need the stretch they have while wet to get them on the cushions so what I do is get a dirty set out of storage, wash them, and apply to the cushions while wet. I lucked out this year my youngest was just getting home from school so I had him help me stuff those huge down cushions into their appropriate slip. He didn’t think it was much fun either by the way. (Did you happen to notice Pirate Morgan Moon Scar peeking through the stair rail?)
Believe it or not the larger the piece the easier it is to tug the slipcover on, I would have thought the chairs would be easier but that’s not true the sofa is the easiest piece. Now I need to give my hands a day or two to recuperate and give the sofa a day to dry and then I will move on to changing the chairs. I haven’t decided what color to go with yet, you will have to come back and see.