Summerville Journal Scene by liaoqinmei


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Slipcovers offer instant room makeover
  There are many reasons to use                     is a loose-fitting cover that can       are included as well. This option      out your slipcover. Most
slipcovers in your home. Perhaps                    be tossed over the sofa to cover        gives you a look that most             slipcovers are designed to
you’ve just moved, and your cur-                    it. There is little tucking required,   resembles an upholstered sofa,         accommodate the
rent sofa set doesn’t quite match                   or shape to this type of slipcover.     with the convenience of a cover        thick arms of
the new color scheme.                                 Typically, this is an inexpensive     that can in many cases be              today’s sofa
  Maybe you’ve just had a baby                      find carried by most major              removed and laundered.                 styles.
and you want to protect your fur-                   department stores.                        Each slipcover manufacturer            ■ Slipping
niture from wear and tear. Or you                     The next grade of slipcover is        will offer guidelines on choosing      and sliding
like the versatility of being able                  one that is more fitted. It might       one that is the right size. They       - If you are
to change the look of a room on                     be constructed with elastic             will probably carry standard           placing a
a whim. Whatever the reason,                        around the base skirt, and it will      sizes, such as recliner, large         slipcover
here are some handy tips when                       probably be a little more tailored      chair, love seat and sofa. Follow      over a leather
considering slipcovers.                             to fit the shape of a sofa. It will     the manufacturers’ directions for      or vinyl sofa, it
  Slipcovers come in different                      not be a custom-fit—you’ll still        measuring across the width of          may slide around a bit.
types, varying by fit and price,                    have to do your share of tucking        your furniture to determine the        Use nonskid strips, similar to
color and pattern. The most basic                   and adjusting to achieve a look         cover that will be the closest fit.    those used under area rugs,                             first                                                               and
                                                    that closely resembles an uphol-         Some other ways to achieve a          placed directly on the sofa before                      to make sure                                                  durable.
                                                    stered sofa—but it will be              proper fit include:                    you put on your slipcover to keep
  PURCHASE                                          appealing to the eye.
                                                      Select department stores carry
                                                                                             ■ Tucking trouble - If your
                                                                                            sofa is void of a suitable tucking
                                                                                                                                   things in place.
                                                                                                                                     ■ Techniques for tucking -
                                                                                                                                                                                           the dryer won’t damage the
                                                                                                                                                                                           fabric. In many cases, the dryer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              It is a wonderful,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                year-round fabric that retains
      or                                            fitted slipcovers as well as spe-       area, meaning there is no crease       Use a wooden spoon to tuck into
                                                                                                                                                                                           can also be used to shrink the
                                                                                                                                                                                           slipcover to ensure a better fit.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                color beautifully. Machine
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                washable. Perfect for easy deco-
  REFINANCE                                         cialty interior design shops.
                                                      Custom-designed slipcovers
                                                                                            between the sofa back and the
                                                                                            arms, create neat pleats in the
                                                                                                                                   hard-to-reach areas. In addition,
                                                                                                                                   use a magazine rolled up and
                                                                                                                                                                                             There are many fabrics and
                                                                                                                                                                                           styles used today for premade
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ◗ Damask: Cotton/polyester
        Let me help!                                are the priciest of the bunch.          slipcover, by folding over sec-        secured with a rubber band or                           slipcovers. They’re designed to      blend. A traditional weave with
  Pre-approval to purchase                          Here, your sofa is measured by a        tions, and then tuck as usual into     specially-designed foam tubes                           be durable and easy to care for.     an elegant and luxurious texture.
                                                    representative from the slipcover       where the bottom cushions meet         sold at stores that carry slipcov-                      It is easy to locate a cover that
        a new home                                                                                                                                                                                                              Machine washable.
                                                    manufacturer, interior designer         the seat back.                         ers. They often may also be                             will work for your particular          ◗ Denim: 100 percent cotton.
  Cash to consolidate debts                         or furniture store, and a slipcover       ■ Thin arms - Beef up the            ordered directly from slipcover                         design scheme.                       One of the most durable fabrics
                                                    is manufactured to the exact            arms of your sofa with some            manufacturers. Consult with the                           Here are some common fab-
   or home improvements                                                                                                                                                                                                         in a twill weave, prewashed for
                                                    specifications.                         upholstery batting from a fabric       store for more information.                             rics and their wearability:
    Please call or email                                                                                                                                                                                                        extra softness. Machine wash-
                                                      Often, matching pillow covers         supply store or craft center to fill     ■ Wrinkle reducer - To take                             ◗ Cotton Blends: Fiber con-        able.
    JEAN BULLOCK                                                                                                                   care of wrinkles, throw the slip-                       tents vary. Easy-care, lightweight     ◗ Olefin Blends: Fiber contents
                                                                                                                                   cover in the dryer with a damp                          fabric that drapes beautifully.      vary. Olefin is a favorite uphol-
                                                       843.860.5188                                                                towel for a few minutes. Just
                                                                                                                                   check the cleaning and care tag
                                                                                                                                                                                           Fabric becomes softer after just
                                                                                                                                                                                           one washing. Wrinkle-resistant -
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                stery fabric because it is strong,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                lightweight, stain-resistant, and
                                                                                                                                                                                           remove promptly from the dryer       colorfast. The blending of Olefin
                                                       Search for your                                                                                                                     and it needs no ironing.             with polyester, cotton and acrylic
                                                       new home online at my                                                                                                                 ◗ Cotton Duck: 100 percent         fibers creates machine-washable
                                                       new website                                                                                                                         cotton. A medium-weight cloth,
                                                                                                                                                                                           cotton duck is soft, breathable
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                slipcovers perfect for everyday
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                family life.

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                                                                                                            900 N. Main St.
                                                                                                            Summerville, SC
                                                                                                                                     WIND CHARM
                                                                                                                                   Southern plantation home complete
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         Carolina FDIC
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                                maintenance 3 BR, 1bath home with ceramic tile and                                                                        AND FAMILY ROOM, CERAMIC TILE IN ENTRY WAY AND KITCHEN.
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                                                                                                                                                                      900 N. Main St.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Gorgeous partially cleared lot
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