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« on: December 06, 2004 12:44:46 PM »

So I'm making a white fabric cover for my ottoman. Problem? Black shed-happy dog. Any fabric suggestions that fur may not cling to? Trust me, this dog sheds like she got into my mom's chemo pills. Thanks in advance.
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« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2004 12:56:10 PM »

Maybe scotch gaurd... I say invest in lots of cheap tape to stick to and pick up the hair.

Yea I just tried that here at my desk with all the fur from a friend's pug stuck to my shirt. After a half a roll of tape I decided to give up. I may just put the cover up except when company comes over, but regardless it'll get furry. I was thinking maybe a poly silk type of fabric. What do you think?
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« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2004 09:02:38 PM »

I was looking at the book Shabby Chic recently and the author says she covers all her furniture in white denim slipcovers, because their look can be dressed up or down and they can be washed easily.  I have no experience with the slipcovers, but I've never noticed pet hairs sticking to my jeans, even when they're all over whatever shirt I'm wearing.
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« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2004 08:40:28 AM »

I was looking at the book Shabby Chic recently and the author says she covers all her furniture in white denim slipcovers, because their look can be dressed up or down and they can be washed easily.  I have no experience with the slipcovers, but I've never noticed pet hairs sticking to my jeans, even when they're all over whatever shirt I'm wearing.


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« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2004 09:09:41 AM »

I have a white sofa from Ikea - its a cotton twill/denim like fabric.  The cats do shed on it, but it vacuums up easily.  I would suggest making sure that you do a slipcover.  It is essential with white.  I can throw my covers in the laundry, and if something really nasty gets on them  I can bleach them.  It is great! 
So yeah, I'd go for 100% cotton in something sturdy and not knit-like at all. 

You might be able to get a swatch from the fabric store, and bring it home and rub it on your dog Wink
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« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2004 11:46:54 AM »

You might be able to get a swatch from the fabric store, and bring it home and rub it on your dog Wink


Hahahahaha That's great! I'll try that! Thanks!
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