Before I get all into the deliciousness that’s happening on the front porch, I need to give you an update about what’s happening in the living room. So far in this room we have:
Then given my latest infatuation with white slipcovered furniture, perpetuated by the latest Wisteria catalog (and every interior design magazine I seem to come across), I decided that I needed some of that beachy, breezy gorgeousness in my life.
So I popped onto Overstock.com and ordered two white slipcovers that I thought would be absolutely perfect.
Unfortunately, like the star in a lot of doomed relationships, Mr. Slipcover looked a whole lot better on paper than in real life.
I think the crux of the problem was that the “Twill Supreme” fabric had absolutely NO stretch to it whatsoever. This would be fine if this was a made-to-order slipcover. But when you’re trying to get something to conform to a particular piece of furniture, a lack of stretch is a recipe for disaster. Plus, I know I wanted white, but this was a blinding, paper bright, like-a-virgin white. As you can see in the photo above, it looked slightly out of place with the softer white in the rug and coffee table.
So, I’m still on the hunt! In the meantime, I’m working out the window covering situation in the room. You got to see a sneak peek at the roman shade I’m working on in this post, and now I’m trying to decide if I want to pull the DIY trigger and complete all four windows in the same style.
Plus, I know you’re wanting to see inside the enormous box that was delivered. Tomorrow I’ll have all the details!