As we’re big believers in buying old and/or keeping what we’ve got, we were faced with the dilemma of “what to do with Grandma’s chair?” In it’s regal, Queen Anne wingback style, it’s got a nice figure, but the fabric was ripping apart at the seams and the blue color just didn’t match our green sofa.
I emailed every upholstery store in New Orleans that I could find, but unfortunately the estimates started at $500+. That option was just out, at least for now. I read up on different slipcovers and hoped that I could find a generic white canvas-y material, but after much Googling, I came across nothing.
Then I happened upon the Surefit slipcovers — you know the elastic ones that promise to look better than your average, rumply slipcover. Tenuously hoping that these might in fact live up to their Amazon reviews, I ordered the least offensive color: cream. Then I waited four weeks for my slipcover to arrive, because apparently, everyone else is tenuously hoping the same.
The package came with illustrated instructions (think IKEA) that left a bit to be desired. I brought in the reinforcements (my father in law) and after about 10 minutes, we had that thing tucked into every chair corner and looking like a million bucks. See for yourself.
Caveats: I looked at my chair in every scrutinous detail to make sure that this slipcover matched the chair I have, and fortunately, it was generic enough to match. We had a box cushion, not a t-cushion, and it’s reclining, so we ordered the Pique Wing Recliner (it was the only box cushion recliner slipcover that I found on their site).