Crypton: The Kid and Life-Proof Couch

The perfect nightmare: your once-pristine couch that looked as if it was straight out of Architectural Digest is now stained and ruined from spilled wine, dirty shoes, and your three precious yet grubby-fingered children. You realize it’s now time to come to terms with the fact that the days of adult furniture are now gone…

…Or are they?

If you asked me a year ago, I would’ve said yes. An avid believer in slipcovers, I refused to buy forever pieces. I knew they were doomed to become the ruined furniture of yesterday in no time. That is, until my mother-in-law introduced me to the best fabric ever; a fabric so incredible that it has completely changed the look of my house, and my design perspective, for good.

Meet Crypton: the holy grail of fabrics.

After receiving samples from my mother-in-law, I dumped red wine, Worcestershire sauce, and even let my kids cover it with markers (which you can see in the video below). Through the use of a little Dawn dish soap and a wet rag, it all came out seamlessly.

I was in awe.

I assumed that it had to be full of chemicals, right? Research proved me wrong. After learning that Crypton is free of chemicals, heavy metals and dyes, harmful preservatives, and is even environmentally conscious, I was in heaven. After my sister graciously gifted me our grandmother’s 20-year-old Barclay Butera couch, I ran to Mary Jo’s — my favorite fabric spot in Charlotte — and found a stunning blue Crypton fabric to use for renovation. By mixing the fabric, updating a few nail heads, and refinishing the legs, I had expertly constructed the couch of my dreams. Taking something old and making it look new for years to come!

After realizing how well the couch was holding up, I purchased two white swivel chairs from Lee Jofa, an amazing furniture company recommended by my mother-in-law. And I couldn’t believe the results.

Perfect. White. Furniture.

I never thought that I could have “the look” I always drooled over in magazines because of the obvious: my three children, my love for red wine, and our big furry dog. Crypton changed this. I now look at my crisp white living room every day in adoration – my dream interior come to life.

Oh, and the other amazing thing I forgot to mention? Crypton is also stain, moisture, and odor resistant. Hallelujah! The benefits are seemingly endless.

The bottom line? Life is busy and messy. Skip the time-wasting search for new furniture and put life into what you’ve already invested in. Order some Crypton samples and test it out — trust me, you won’t regret it.

Thanks for reading! As always, please reach out if you have any questions or want to bounce around an idea.


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