My friend recently wallpapered her kids' playroom with painter's canvas and I started thinking about all of the different uses the fabric could provide. When my mind ran to slipcovers, I remembered a few other creative textiles that could work just as well! Consider the following the "Three O's of Creative Slipcovering":
: I love the idea of taking an oilcloth tablecloth (say that three times fast!) to cover an ottoman. Oilcloth is both sturdy and virtually stain-resistant, and the bright pops of color could be perfect for any accent piece. I'd use a bright, bold piece like this
for a no-sew slipcover that's easy as the pie you can eat from it!
. I once used my husband's outdated Oxford shirt (it had the most lovely pinstripes I've ever seen) to recover a pillow. Peruse your closets for lovely patterns and textures that you may not wear anymore, and even scout your local thrift store for the same. A linen dress could become a lovely cushion, or a lace top can transform itself into a placemat.
. If you have outdated curtains, draperies or blankets, consider thinking of ways to re-purpose them. Perhaps your old curtain could become a duvet cover, or a new sheet set could make a lovely curtain? Feel free to re-think the packaging for a lovely and unexpected slipcover.
If you follow these simple "O"'s, you'll be basking in slipcover heaven in no time.