Hello! I’ve been working on the basement in bits and pieces this summer. I want it to be comfortable but also want it to look nice for the kids. I did a cute gallery wall which I will share soon and I bought a slipcover for the old red couch. I am still up in the air about keeping the red chair which doesn’t match anything, but I knew the ottoman would stay. The kids like to put their feet up when they are hanging out so instead of buying a new inexpensive one I decided to make a simple slipcover from a painter’s drop cloth. I just had no idea how simple it would be until I actually tackled the project!
I tried to unscrew the legs and surprisingly they didn’t come off? Then I tried to detach the cushion, no that didn’t come off either. I decided I would use my staple gun to secure the cover but once I draped the ottoman I realized I could tuck the fabric in, can’t get much easier right? I trimmed the excess fabric on the corners and went over those with my serger. You don’t have to do this you can just tuck the excess and staple to secure if you want.
I used the finished edges on all but three sides and serged the other but you can leave raw if you cut neatly or use fusible tape to hold the hem! The drop cloth was $10!