Our sitting room has some serious potential, but unfortunately it's being effed over by all the stupid furniture that's currently in it. But I will say, there is one culprit in particular that is holding it back from greatness: the giant, ugly, awful, stupid, uncooperative, and hideous RED slipcover:
We acquired this couch for free from a family friend, and we already owned the bold red slipcover from our old apartment.
Can I just tell you how much I hate slipcovers? I freaking HATE them. Hate hate hate. They never stay in place, they look frumpy and terrible and stupid and cheap and lame. There. I said it. Every time you sit on the couch, the seams come un-tucked. It's unnerving.
The couch's pattern is just too ugly to let it hang out uncovered.
So you know what I'm gonna do? I'm gonna try to reupholster this sucker. Last summer I seriously lucked out by stumbling upon a garage sale that was selling fabric, so I scored like 8 yards of plain black fabric for $2 or something ridiculously cheap. So I'm going with black. Ideally, I'd want a light gray (like a stone color), or some other LIGHT fabric , but the black is what I have so that's what we're gonna go with. Besides, black will be a super neutral color to work with, and I'll make some new colorful pillows to give the room some accents. And when I get rid of our two blue chairs, we can replace those with something colorful and fun.
I'm going to tear this b!t©h up tomorrow. And if I screw up, oh well, so what, it was a free couch, and I can always throw the slipcover back over my mistakes until we can afford a new couch.
(And then I'm going to burn that hideous slip-cover with copious amounts of glee in my heart.)
To end this post, let me point out our blue chairs. We call this one "the Russian Roulette Chair" because one of these days, someone's gonna sit in it and that right arm is just going to detach from the rest and that poor individual will end up on the floor. When that day comes, I only hope I am in the room the witness it. ;)
And my coffee table. I have very mixed feelings about this guy. It's the first piece of furniture that I ever refurbished, back when I was 18, so it reflects the style of a college kid. My taste is different now, and yet I have a sentimental attachment to my table. I don't think it really fits anymore though, which is all the more reason to be on the lookout for a new table.
Pretty much the only thing I like in our sitting room is my bookshelf.... but after this weekend... hopefully.... all that will start to change!!!!!
Wish me serious luck :)