Should i buy pottery barn’s white sofa?
i’m sure that most of you that follow my blog, know that i’ve been preoccupied with my sofa dilemma. so here is the scoop, i’m in the market to replace our old worn, uncomfortable, out of style… sofa. can you tell, i’m wanting to have a new sofa? so, not sure you know my little secret but, i will research a project to death and i get to the point where i suffer from “analysis, paralysis!” i started this adventure with the mindset that i would not get too involved in the research and because after all, i wanted a slipcover sofa and the stain issue could be solved with a wash cycle. well, the whole process has snowballed and i’m now experiencing a white blizzard in my mind. i don’t know which way is up or down and i haven’t narrowed my choices all that much. so, i did do one thing… i took the pottery barn swatches and reluctantly put stains on three white fabrics and then i washed them by hand with cold water. what followed was information that was eye opening for me so, in this blog post i’m sharing my experience and results. i proud that i conducted my own science project and it was all driven by my crazy obsessive personality! well… enjoy the read and i hope my journey is interesting and helpful.
The details of my little study:
1. three pottery barn slipcover swatches (not sure if they have scotch guard applied)
~ performance canvas white (100% polyester)
~ washed linen cotton white (55% linen, 45% cotton)
~ twill white (100% cotton)
~ black pen
~ cooking oil
3. hand wash with cold water
i wanted to hand wash the fabric so i could feel how tough it was to get the stains out.
4. air dry
like little monkeys. well, our cat, huxley loved these two so much that she would lie
on the sofa right next to where they were jumping.
i’m was sure she was going to get crushed, but somehow she didn’t!
she was the best kitty!