Meet the Ghetto-ton.
Yes, this is our couch, and we are very grateful to have it. When we moved to New Hampshire, our L-shaped couch that made you melt like butter when you sat in it, didn't fit into our narrow doorway apartment. We put big dents in the wall trying to wedge it in there, we thought about cutting it into sections, but to Goodwill it went. I still miss that couch.
We were so lucky to have family in Vermont that scored us this futon for a great deal, free, so we couldn't pass it up. Thanks again Nate and Di!
I loved that we had a couch and money in our pocket still, but the jolly green color wasn't working for me.
I looked at just buying a new cover, but for the money I wanted to spend, I couldn't get a very cute one. I was feeling very cheap being in our first year of law school!
So I covered it with a sage colored fitted sheet (shown behind us). A bit drab, but better.
When we moved to D.C. I was unpacking and realized I had a striped Pottery Barn drape that I bought for about $5 a while ago. I also had some twill material from another project that wasn't needed. I thought that would be a perfect cover for the blah futon that seemed to suck the life out of our living room.
Well, remember how I am working on following through with projects? Well, here is another one finished during a naptime, thanks to my do it yourself and do it well neighbor!