Tack-ling the Issues

Tack-ling the Issues
Sarah from Three Boys has solved the World’s Greatest Problem, right behind cancer and Spencer Pratt: slippy, sloppy slipcovers.

I love the idea behind slipcovers, sure I do. Toss them over a thriftstore castoff or old faded couch, and poof, new furniture! But I don’t buy it. (Seriously I don’t. I’ve never owned a single slipcover). I foresee shrinkage, tons of ironing, and obsessive amounts of smoothing, tucking, fluffing, stretching, pulling and patting. Me and my OCD would have a cosmic meltdown, or at least develop an permanent eye twitch.

But say…what if we simply secured that crisp new slipcover with upholstery tacks? Sheer genius, that’s what. Great job Sarah!



  1. November 20, 2010 / 2:03 AM

    Sarah is smarter than the average bear! I love this and the chair looks great! I’m like you, I couldn’t stand all of the wringglies with using slipcovers.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia 😉

  2. November 20, 2010 / 3:44 AM

    AMAZING! Those tacks look fabulous!
    Have a pretty day!

  3. November 20, 2010 / 12:49 PM

    two words: gen…ious.

  4. November 21, 2010 / 5:43 AM

    Well for the same ocd reason as you I make my own very tailored slipcovers. See my ocd is what got me to use slipcovers in the first place. I felt like I was going to vomit each time I sat on the sofa where kid grime, dirty socks, old food and other peoples flatulance resided. I couldn’t stand the thought of those things living on my furniture. So slipcovers saved me and I wash them weekly!

  5. November 22, 2010 / 3:07 AM

    This is the coolest thing I’ve seen in a long time-I usually hate those slipcovers but she has made this look elegant-WOW!

  6. February 4, 2011 / 8:40 AM

    After checking out your site and seeing all the fab chair redos… I attempted one similar to this one.. only I WISH I could sew. Since I do not sew.. I reupholstered a wingback chair from the wood up. Ripped it all apart and put some gorg new fabric on. This particular wingback you have posted, inspired me to do the nailhead trim. The whole thing was difficult, especially for my first time, but it was well worth it. I would be honored if you would check out my page and tell me what you think! ttfn!

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