Monday, June 30, 2014

Monday Made It {June 30}

I missed the link up last week, because I was actually here...

Meeting the fabulous host of this linky!!!  I "met" Tara over 3 years ago through blogging, but FINALLY had the opportunity to meet her in real life and it was wonderful!  She is everything I thought she would be in person and more: kind, beautiful, funny, personable, down-to-earth...the list goes on-and-on.  I am truly blessed to have had the chance to hang out with her!

Now on to her fabulous linky!

I only have one project to share with you (because I've been gone a week).  But this one was a biggie!
Let me start by saying that I have the most wonderful dog in the whole wide world.  Check him out:
Isn't he adorable?  He's sporting the lei I brought back from a little trip I just finished.  If you follow me on Instagram, I think I blew up that feed with my trip.  #sorrynotsorry  Actually, I am a little sorry.  It can get a little obnoxious.

Anyway, back to my sweet dog, Ben.  I love this dog.  I love how he carries a "blankie" around the house and has to show visitors his blankie as soon as they arrive.  I love that he is sweet, gentle, and follows my husband around.  I love how he is loyal.  I love how he doesn't try to run away.  He's a great dog all the way around.

We have one problem.

He thinks he's a lap dog.

And because of that, he thinks he owns the sofa.  When the entire family of four sits downs to watch a movie, he will inevitably end up on our laps.  And, when we are not around, he will inevitably end up hanging out on the sofa.

And, when he does, he leaves it a mess.  It's beige.  But, that beige had slowly turned to brown.  Luckily, we were smart enough to buy a sofa with a slipcover.  So, I thought to myself...

Hey, why not dye the sofa brown?  It would cover the endearing "Ben" stains.  Right?

So, that's what I did!!

I didn't take a "before" picture of the entire sofa, but you can see the color of the sofa in the middle picture at the top.  The lovely "Ben" stain can be found on the top left.

It was really rather simple.  It just took some time to complete.
I bought this dye and "washed" my covers in the washing machine.

I followed the directions on the package.  Simple!  I hung the covers to dry because I was afraid to dry them in the dryer.  That's what took the longest time.  After I was finished, I put the sofa back together and I'm so happy with how it turned out.  I think I bought myself at least two more years with this cover!

Next week, I hope to have a ton of projects ready to share.  I'm slowly getting myself organized for my new rooms.  Yes, you heard that right...two classrooms.  Actually, one will be a very small space that will really be more like an office.  But, I've got some organizing and decorating to do.  So, stay tuned!

Have a great week!

10 comments :

  1. Oh my gosh! I have so many things to say! First, I'm so glad you girls finally had the chance to meet--it must have been a wonderful experience and you are two of the nicest bloggers I know!

    How did I not know about Ben?? He is so sweet! I love your idea for the couch, so smart!

    I LOVED reading all about your adventures last week, totally not annoying but exciting. I'm glad you had such a wonderful time with your daughter and friends :)

    And finally--I am so psyched to see what you do with your multiple rooms!!!! The one that is like an office will be a blast to set up, I'm sure.

    Happy Summer my friend! :)

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  2. That's a BIG project! Ben even looks a little guilty that you had to go through that much work! ;) What we do for our furbabies!

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  3. What does Ben think of the new couch? The color does complement him nicely!

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  4. I adore that picture of you two beach babes!! Such a smart fix to do that for your couch! Is it bad that I've only ever thought of RIT Dye for tie-dye projects??
    Erin
    Short and Sassy Teacher

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  5. That couch turned out awesome!!!! Like new girl! You are too sweet! Thank you for your kind words and can't wait til we can hang out again:) Hugs to you my friend:) Thanks for linking up:)
    4th Grade Frolics

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  6. You dyed a couch?! That's just awesome in and of itself! You are a rockstar and so is Tara!! Love y'all both!!
    Rachel
    A Tall Drink of Water

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  7. Looks like a brand new couch! I would've never thought to use RIT dye for a couch!

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  8. I had no idea you could even dye couch covers. How genius is that?? So glad you and Tara got to meet and that you had a fabulous vacation!
    Alison
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

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  9. WOW! What a change ... betcha it would hide kid stains, too ... just thinkin' aloud. ;) And I am forbidding you and Tara to post any more super cute pictures of the two of you, because I am just too jealous! Just kidding ... post away - I love reading about it! Happy, happy summer, my friend.

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