A Wayfair Canada Room Makeover on a Budget

Our home is totally open concept, when you walk in our front door you can see straight through.  To get to our kitchen and family room you have to walk through a room that was designated as a dining room but it has always just been a dumping ground.  We have a bench on one side of the room to use with our table if we have guests but otherwise its just an open room, that we never use.  With the holidays coming up, and folks set to visit I wanted to change that. My mom has been doing some downsizing and offered up a great wing chair and ottoman that still had tonnes of life in them.  I gladly took them, but the colour just wasn’t right for our home.  For just $400 spent at Wayfair Canada I was able to take a couple of second hand items, an empty room and turn it into a sitting room that we just love!

First things first I went on the hunt for slip covers for the ottoman and chair.  I had never tried a slip cover before and was a little skeptical so I measured as closely as I could, picked something stretchy and hoped for the best.  I knew that I wanted a great area rug.  I wanted to find something that used all of the colours in the room to tie together.  The great thing about Wayfair is they have so many rugs, and if you fall in love with a specific design they have it in many different sizes. To finish off the room I wanted to find a small side table to house my holiday decorations, and a coffee for when I read the paper. 

Now was the big test – to get the slip covers on!  The ottoman cover fits perfectly and there is no hint of the blue underneath.

To say I am thrilled about my arm chair would be a total understatement.  It looks so dang good. When we took the cover out of the package it had tags on it for the back, arms etc. so that it would be easy to put on.  We took the tags off, washed the cover as instructed and then struggled for a bit to find out how to get it on properly.  But once on, man am I thrilled.  Talk about a glamorous upcycle.Take a couple of solid pieces and put it with some incredible Wayfair Canada finds for under $400 and we now have a room that I am really proud of.  Excited to have folks over during the holidays to show it off!

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Wayfair Canada – as always thoughts are our own.  And we LOVE our new sitting room thanks to the Wayfair team.

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