Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Sad, Mad & and Just Plain Sick

UPDATE:  I contacted the furniture store where I purchased the sofa and unfortunately, I do not have good news.  I will try to post a more detailed update early next week.

In the meantime, I would recommend any of my Florida readers who might be shopping for furniture AVOID the following :

Matter Brothers Furniture, Ft. Myers, Naples, Pinellas Park and Tarpon Springs, Florida

and any  furniture manufactured by

Capris Furniture, Ocala, Florida.

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Remember my NEW slip  covered sofa?

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It was time to wash the slip cover and since it was the first washing, I was very careful.  I washed it in cold water, air dried it until it was just damp, put it back on and…

UH OH!

IT SHRUNK!

A lot.

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It’s now about 4 inches too short to Velcro closed in the back.

It seems to have shrunk the most horizontally.  It reminds me of a lady wearing a dress that’s at least 2 sizes too small. 

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Stretched to the max and the back corner pleats don’t even fall at the corners anymore.

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Not good.

Not good at all.

I’m sad, mad and just plain sick over this. 

11 comments:

Cindy said...

Oh man, Sheri, this is terrible! I can't remember where you got it, but phone them and tell them, whoever it is! Something needs to be done.
Big hugs, Cindy

Victoria said...

Oh no!!! I think you definitely need to contact the company about this! How horrible:(

Decorchick! said...

I'm so sorry!! I'd be sick too. Hopefully they will fix this and I'm almost certain they will. *hugs*

D said...

Did you get your sofa from Ikea?
It looks just like the one I have.
I have washed my ottoman and chair covers, and did not have any shrinkage problems. Sorry you did.
Donna

Shelia said...

Oh, no! I'm so sorry! Can you take them back. They shouldn't have shrunk like that! I hope you get it worked out.
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

Sailing Simply said...

Oh this is terrible. Don't give up without trying to see if they will take them back! It's worth a try! Good luck!

Bringing Pretty Back said...

Shari, OH NO!!!! where did you get it? did you contact them? Oh I pray it's not another washer/dryer incident!
Keep us posted!
Kristin

Connie said...

I would defintely contact this company. Any fabric used to make a slipcover is always prewashed. Someone made a drastic mistake! Your luck sounds like mind Shari - I hope you can get this sloved quickly.
Hugs,
Connie

Rebecca said...

OK...this would make me want to throw up. Sorry for the mental picture here but this is truly SICKENING!

:( xo~Rebecca

Sandy~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

Oh Shari, You are definitely having your share of problems, I really feel for you. This is terrible, not to mention the hassle of it all if they do replace it. Let us know how everything turns out. I do hope it goes in your favor!!

Hugs*

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

I saw the title to this post and thought it couldn't be.... NOT after the washer and dryer problem.. I'm so sorry this happened AGAIN.. And, I hope they resolve it for you.

Huggies,
Spencer