Thursday, July 26, 2012

Evercare Fabric Shaver - For My Couch!??

Do you have trouble with your fabric couch balling up??

Hey Guys! So today I will be posting about the BEST product I have used in YEARS!! I seriously think it has changed my life... ok well maybe I shouldn't be so dramatic, but it has changed the life of my couch;)

I want to start with saying I'm not in any way being paid to endorse this product. It's all me my friends! I'm just so giddy with my new toy that I just HAD to share it with y'all:) Ok lets begin!

So you might have noticed that I sometimes post about how much I want a new couch for our living room, and if you look at my Pinterest boards, they are FULL of new couch options. The reasoning behind this is not because I dislike my current couch. I actually love my couch! But there is one little problem that bothers the heck out of me. It balls up like nobody's business! And it's not like it does it over a long period of time. I will sit there for 30 minutes picking every little ball off of the fabric (or at least as many as I can get), and 3 days later... they are balled up again. SO very annoying!

After many many months of frustration, I started looking for solutions to my problem. One of those solutions was buying a new couch, and that just was not an option! I had heard that Velcro would help pick up the balls off the fabric, but this wasn't the best solution and I wouldn't recommend it. I only tried it a few times because I was nervous that over a long period of time it would ruin the fabric. After almost 3 years of owning the sofa, I eventually just gave up on my losing battle. Fine couch... you win.

Then last weekend when I was in Houston, I was running errands with my mom and stopped into Bed, Bath and Beyond. I knew while I was there I wanted to check out to see if they had one of those fabric shavers that you sometimes see in random stores or in the "As seen on TV" isle. Years ago I had one of these fabric shavers for my sweaters, but only had one memory of it. I somehow shaved a hole in my sweater and haven't used a fabric shaver ever since. It was probably a "user error," but I still really didn't want to take that risk on a $1000 couch! I mean, a $20 sweater I can handle... but kinda scared to use it on my one and only couch. So for years I kept the idea in the back of my mind wondering if it would ever work.

Fast forward to last weekend. After browsing around the store I eventually found (and bought) the Evercare fabric shaver for right around $12.00. I haven't tested out any other brands, so I can't really compare, but I have been very happy with my purchase thus far. (Just make sure to buy AA batteries because they don't actually come with the shaver)

After about 4.5 hours in the car on the way back from Houston, we didn't get to Fort Worth until around 8:30 p.m. I was SO exhausted from the long weekend and long drive, but guess what was the first thing I pulled out of the car to try?? Yupp - my new fabric shaver. I first tested it on a section of my cushion where no one would ever see (just in case I somehow tore the fabric). After the product worked perfectly on the test area, you couldn't get that thing out of my hand! I practically cleared up the entire couch that night! Even the hubs wanted to get in on the action and helped me out with a few cushions. After just few minutes of using the shaver, it was like we had a whole new couch. Yesss!!  

** This product was not made for upholstery so I was also nervous about that, but like I said - it worked perfect and I have no complaints!  

Isn't the {before & after} just crazy?? The fabric hasn't looked this good since we bought the couch back in 2009. Very pleased with our purchase and would totally recommend it. 

I couldn't find the link on the Bed Bath and Beyond website, but you can just google "Evercare Fabric Shaver" and there will be tons of options for ya.  Who knows, you will probably even find a better deal online!


1 comment:

  1. Thanks for mentioning this. My ottoman that I reupholstered less than 2 years ago has the same issue so I will probably reupholster it again. Since then, I have learned from my class that upholstery fabric is rated for "number of rubs". So your couch and my ottoman must be rated for like 6 rubs? LOL!