Monday, February 27, 2012
I successfully washed the slipcover to my Jasper sofa from Room & Board for the first time this past weekend. It had gotten very dusty during the renovation, so it was time to give it a wash. However, I was a little nervous to launder it, since it wasn't exactly cheap at $549. In the past, I recklessly washed the covers for my various Ikea sofas without much worry (and tons of bleach) because they were so cheap.
I followed Room & Board's instructions to the letter, and everything worked out fine. If you're thinking about washing your own slipcover, note that it will dry faster than you think -- even using the low-heat setting on the dryer, mine was nearly dry after just 17 minutes. Post-washing the cover has a slightly wrinkled look (as you can see in the not-so-great photo above), but I think that's to be expected from any linen that you haven't ironed. Personally, I kind of like the look of a soft, mildly wrinkled linen. There was a complaint of the Room & Board site about fading, but I don't notice any fading of the fabric.
Also, renovation photos coming soon -- I just want to get everything looking great before I share!