The Purple Couch
The final verdict comes with mixed reviews. Personally I think they look fantastic and unfortunately (for Mom!) it makes me want to source out more cheap furniture to recover for my new place. Luckily it takes time and a great deal of preparation to take on this task. You can expect I’ll have something very cool planned out for the new year!
Mom’s greatest challenges were the hand-stitching, pulling the thick fabric in such a way that it wraps the shape of the couch or chair precisely. The couch is still in the works but is certainly useable, just don’t get too close to the arm rests as they have tons of pins sticking out! She said if she were to do it again she would be more particular about the fabric choices as the one she found for the chair was a far better, stronger upholstery fabric. The couch fabric was an after thought and based on the amount required she thought the material would work the same as the chair. Apparently it is a lot less durable and more thin which long term won’t be the greatest.
What was the greatest challenge you faced?
“Trying to cover it properly without running out of fabric because I wouldn’t be able to get more… I start projects without realizing I don’t have enough material!”
If you did it again, what would you do differently?
“I would use stronger fabric on the couch. I don’t know that its going to last, just doesn’t seem durable enough. I’d also pick a fabric with more pattern to it.”
What do you like most about the new look?
“The colours and the updated design. They look artsy, no longer looking like the old pieces of furniture that we’ve had forever.”
What do you like least (if anything) about the new set?
“The fact that the dog hair sticks to the couch!”