Once upon a time, when I had my 4th kid, I decided that I had some insane sewing skillz and that I was going to slipcover a chair for the nursery I bought a Jennylund chair from IKEA and a plain white slipcover ($29) to rip apart and use for pattern purposes. Then I spent approximately 5 hours carefully seam rippering (totally a word) the sucker apart and taking copious amounts of notes and pictures as I went so I could get it all back together correctly.
Disaster in the making? Eh…it actually turned out pretty great, probably because my mom was helping and talking me down from the crazy.
But when I posted about it, I said I probably wouldn’t do it again. And I didn’t. IKEA did. See?
What’s my point?
I suspect the experience wouldn’t have been nearly as traumatizing if I were Shelley.
Or even if I was still just me but I had put my cash towards her DVD instead of a slipcover to rip up and Happy Meals for the kids because I spent 5 hours with a seam ripper instead of cooking dinner for them.
Let’s take a look at some of Shelley’s awesomeness, shall we?
Have you got some ugly furniture that needs covering?
Great news, because Shelley is giving one lucky Crap I’ve Made reader a copy of her How to Slipcover DVD!
We’re going to keep this simple…
Leave a comment ON THIS POST (not on Facebook or in response to your email subscription) telling me which piece of furniture in your house needs a slipcover makeover the worst!
Post a picture of said piece of furniture on the Crap I’ve Made Facebook page. Come back and leave an additional comment on this post saying that you did. I want to see just how badly you need this DVD!
Giveaway will run until whenever I get up on Saturday morning.
Shelley is also giving away a copy of the DVD. Check out this post on her blog for details on that.