How to Make a Futon Cover
Here’s how I covered our futon with a fitted sheet. Are you looking to cover your futon inexpensively? I did not want to spend too much to cover ours, but wanted a unique color. Here’s what I did.
*Originally Shared 9/8/10
After moving to Ohio, our old futon cover didn’t match. Sure, I could have just let it go. But I couldn’t get past the scarlet cover against my blue/grey walls. I am a Buckeye fan, but this was too far for even me.
I searched online for the perfect match. I found the perfect futon cover. I just didn’t want to pay for it. I have expensive tastes, but I do not like spending money. That’s where a good garage sale or creativity comes in. And when I couldn’t find any, I called my mom.I spent $7 on a fitted sheet from Wal-Mart. I know! I tried to find a cute one that I loved everywhere but Wal-mart was where I found the perfect grey to go with my blue/gray walls. (How do you spell gray/grey anyways?)You see, in the midst of finding my perfect fitted sheet. I found two Euro shams at a garage sale for $5 and they were from West Elm. I loved them. I also purchased the best curtains ever. So I made my life more complicated by figuring how to bring in green pillows with white and gray into a blue/gray wall office with black/white striped curtains. (I do love my curtains too. I might take a picture of them just to show you.)So long story short. You can find the perfect cover for way less by using a fitted sheet. If you choose to go with a pattern, check TJMaxx or Target. They had some really cute ones that didn’t match my room, but may yours.I would recommend also purchasing sheet clips. They are the ones that keep the corners of the fitted sheet together on a mattress. You will need them to keep the sheet from slipping.The best part of the fitted sheet futon cover is that two weeks after putting this ensemble together I spilled food all over it. I washed it. My coordinating office was back!