Thursday, July 10, 2008
Can You Shave a Sofa?
Turns out that you can and I did. I have this sectional that I love. Problem is it's linen and I have lots of teens in the house who love to wear those metal studded belts. Those belts and my sofa don't play well together. I ended up with sections of the sofa where the fabric had pilled and even gotten fuzzy. I was almost ready to recover it (I love it that much!), but as a last resort I tried one of those thingys that shaves pills off sweaters. Well, the sofa laughed at that. It didn't make a dent. After watching me for a few minutes, my very smart, creative hubby said, why don't you try the hair clipper? I told him I didn't want to ruin the sofa, I wanted to save it. While I was talking he retrieved the clippers, plugged them in, looked at me with that, "just trust me" look and held them out to me. I thought he was nuts, but I gave it a try in an inconspicuous place. Folks, you can shave a sofa. I was flabbergasted. The sofa looks like new. I'm sure I can't do it daily, but I've avoided an upholstery job, at least for awhile. That's a good thing.
More craftiness soon. I've been working on many things, no surprise there, and I may even have a finish or two. Lots to share, no time. More later!