Back in April, I hauled out my sewing machine and gave the sunroom a makeover.
The new daybed cover has been bothering me ever since. It didn't fit snugly,
I didn't like my fabric choice, and the imperfections of my handstitched piping
bugged my perfectionist self to distraction. My makeover needed a do-over.
But first I decided to replace the mattress because it was long past its shelf life.
In my googling to locate the closest mattress store,
I found an online mattress sale at wayfair.com that included free shipping.
Buying a mattress online seemed like a ridiculous idea, but for $150,
I was willing to gamble that it would be good enough for its intended purpose.
And wouldn't a mattress delivery be an interesting way to get back at
my highly unreliable UPS man?
Smooch and I sincerely doubted that there was a 10" thick mattress stuffed into that box,
although it was very heavy and I'm sure the UPS man had as much fun lifting it as I did.
It started to expand as soon as I freed it from it's vacuum pack.
All I could think of was it better work out because there's no way
I'd get it back in that box to return it.
Fast forward the 48 hours suggested by the manufacturer for full expansion.
I couldn't be more surprised by how comfortable it is. I definitely give it two thumbs up,
and Smooch would, too, if she had thumbs. I like it so much that when it goes on sale again,
I'll order a full-size version for the guest room...and really piss off the UPS man.
Anyway, with the new mattress in place, the making of a proper box cushion cover commenced.
I only wish I would have shared my plans in advance
so someone could have told me I was getting in way over my head.
You don't want to know how many hours it took to get to this moment of truth.
Would it fit?
Smooch is as excited as I am about our new cover.
It fits snugly, I love the new fabric, and if my perfectionist self
avoids looking at one particular corner, I can live with it, until I change my mind,
and let's hope that's not anytime soon. I'm sew over this sewing stuff.