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Posted: 2/10/2006 5:37:59 AM EDT
I saw a sectional sofa [used but in excellent shape] for sale for $100 bucks. I love it BUT its a cream color :( [that's off white for you macho men that only see in black & white]. Anyway, with the kidlets and dogs I can see that off white being a muckey beige very quickly.

When I was a kid my parents had their furniture covered with plastic. I told the husband of this and he said that my family was weird - that he never heard of plastic furniture covering - however I seem to remember [albeit my thinking skills are lower than Forrest Gumps at the moment] that everyone had plastic furniture at the time.

Anyway, if anyone has any ideas of how to cover a white sofa I'd appreciate it. I figure I could reapoloster [sp?] it when I feel better but covering it for now.

Patty
Link Posted: 2/10/2006 6:30:59 AM EDT
You can always just use a cloth sofa cover, kinda like they do in porn movies.

Better than plastic IMO.
Link Posted: 2/10/2006 6:31:46 AM EDT
My aunt’s Cadillac had clear plastic covering her interior. she used to get so pissed at me rolling up down the power windows and lock, unlocking the power doors.

What a bitch.
Link Posted: 2/10/2006 7:10:23 AM EDT
Yes, once upon a time, plastic (pvc) covers for furniture were quite common (this was in England, when I was a kid -- back in the dark ages). I don't know if you can even buy those now.

People who used them were regarded (at least by my family, and some tv comics) as being just a little bit odd.

Have you thought about using blankets/throws/Afghans to cover it?
They are comfortable (unlike plastic), and are quickly removable for washing, or when you have company and want to actually see the sofa.
Link Posted: 2/10/2006 7:16:43 AM EDT

Originally Posted By PhilipPeake:
Yes, once upon a time, plastic (pvc) covers for furniture were quite common (this was in England, when I was a kid -- back in the dark ages). I don't know if you can even buy those now.

People who used them were regarded (at least by my family, and some tv comics) as being just a little bit odd.

Have you thought about using blankets/throws/Afghans to cover it?
They are comfortable (unlike plastic), and are quickly removable for washing, or when you have company and want to actually see the sofa.



Apparently they're still a hit back in the ol' UK.... see here
Link Posted: 2/10/2006 7:53:10 AM EDT

No problems here with a white leather sofa. They last much longer than cloth and spills clean right up.

For $100 I wouldn’t worry about it. Covers are ugly and probably too expensive for a $100 couch.

Just tell the kids and dogs this sofa is not for them.
Link Posted: 2/10/2006 8:50:38 AM EDT
Yeah have your whole furniture set covered in plastic and when people come in and start to sit, scream
NOT FOR SITTING!

(yes, grace under fire if your wondering)

Ive seen 2 peoples houses with that maybe in my life, complete weirdos. You were also not allowed to touch the wall... I mean if you touched it you got yelled at.

Like other above suggested, just find a cloth throwover (with elastic on the bottom so its snug) an duse that. We got a couch a dog tore up for free put a cloth cover on it and presto, like new!
Link Posted: 2/10/2006 1:17:19 PM EDT
lol -- I would like to train the dogs to stay off the furniture. They're the reason I need a new sofa! I really would like to dye this sofa a darker color to be on the safe side. My husband is a mechanic so he's not really white sofa proof. I have covers covering my sofa now and to be honest with you I hate them. I'm constantly readjusting them as the kids come sailing in - hit the sofa at what seems to be a run and jump and leave the cover all squished up in a corner or on the floor. I've gotten to yelling at them similar to the above poster's aunt who yelled at them for touching the walls. I over heard my daughter tell a friend "Watch out for the couch cover, my Mom's a bit psycho over it" lol I guess I am. I just want things to look nice.

Patty
Link Posted: 2/10/2006 1:27:23 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/10/2006 1:29:38 PM EDT by Noxspector]
Why not get a sheet in the pattern or color you want and just throw it over the sofa. If you really want a specific color, then dye the sheet that color.


Tie-Dye baby


You want it all nice and clean for when company comes over, just pull off the cover.



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