Look What I Found Under the Tree When I got Home from Work
My Surefit slipcovers have arrived! I love Internet ordering--less than a week during a holiday and they are sitting in my family room.
I was almost afraid to open these as I spent a tad over $200 and if they don't fit I can't return them. Even though I got a great deal for all the items I ordered, $200 is more than I want to throw away if they turn out to be pure junk.
Finally I grabbed the scissors and ripped into the box.
My first impression was that the color was a bit more burgundy than I expected. I was hoping for a more red hue, but I can work with the color. I have burgundy chairs in the family room, so that color will actually work better for an overall flow from room to room. I just hope they fit!
I was not really in the mood to play around with them, so I decided to just try the loveseat and leave the biggger sofa for later. Hmmmmm.... I am energized by the fact that the loveseat fits quite nicely. I now want to see if the sofa cover fits as well. Yeah! I am so happy that they both fit!
I bought these thingies that you stick down inside the arms and sofa cushions to hold the slipcover in place. I think they were around $50 for both sets. I watched a video on the Surefit site that claimed they were the secret to keeping the covers fitting snugly. I think that is true and I am happy I ordered them.
My covers are very snug and I am very pleased with the purchase. Here is a pic of both the sofa and the loveseat with the pillows I also purchased:
Please forgive the poor quality--the late afternoon lighting was not enough to get a good pic, but I think you can see enough to know the fit is very good.
Do you see my blooming Paperwhites? Since only two of the bulbs have bloomed the scent is not unpleasant at all. I am hoping the other bulbs will still shoot up and bloom.
Back to the slipcovers..........you may remember that I also ordered six dining room chairs. After spending about one hour on these sofas, I was not in the mood to play with the dining room chairs. I opened one package to test and it appears that they will work out, BUT they are very wrinkled and a tad short. It will take much more effort to get them to look decent. I will have to iron them and I may have to add a ruffle on the bottom. Once I get them done, I will certainly show you what they look like. I think they ended up costing me less than $10 each, so I am overall happy with everything I received. I just LOVE when I order something blindly and I am happy with what I receive!
I am so glad you stopped by to visit my garden. I garden in lower northern Michigan (zone 5) in far less than ideal conditions. I have too many pine trees, too much shade, too many rocks, herds of hosta-munching deer and rabbits who think my lilly buds are gourmet appetizers. I am by no means an expert in horticulture or garden design--just an amateur with a shovel and a passion. My garden changes daily during the summer and I will be updating frequently.
During the winter months, I blog about my favorite cold-weather hobby--quilting and just my everyday musings.
I hope you enjoy your visit, and that you will come back soon.