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Thread: Head protector for recliner

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    Senior Member jeank's Avatar
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    I know what you mean. On my husband's recliner, I use a bath towel the same color as the chair on the back. It helps with the sweat in the summer. Two hand towels on the arms completes the set.

    Jean

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    Great idea! I wish I had put something on the arms of our recliners when we got them.....now they are an eyesore and hard to clean. Will have to make something for the headrests and arms when we get our new furniture.

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    DH's recliner has a removable head and arm rests that are easy to take off and wash. I bought an extra set when we bought the chair too. They look like they aren't removable so don't distract from the look of the chair or fall off or get all crumpled up.

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    I have an old, very, very comfy Lazy Boy recliner that I love. I sat in every chair in my town and in two other towns before I found "MY" chair. But my hair dresser said the reason the back of my hair is getting so dry was because of it..she had asked about a couch or chair because the rest of my hair was healthy with enough oil. So I'm making a fitted covering for the top third of the back of the chair.
    I'm thinking the front should be some sort of Polyester or nylon because it doesn't absorb oils as well as the usual upholstery fabrics do. Haven't decided on the pattern yet, or bought the fabric for the top layer. The front room itself will have to decide what the pattern is going to be.

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    Some of the table runners make cute patterns. They hang over both sides far enough, that they stay on a little better.
    Backing them with flannel helps to keep them in place too :D:D:D

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    oh reminds me. my first hubby used some sort of hair oil and our white pillowcases turned gray. yuck. finally got it out with a good detergent.

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    Mine doesn't use anything, his head is just naturally oily. I may go with the microfiber towels. That sounds like a good idea. Thanks for the handy hints everyone!

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    Tell the hubby to take a shower... ; ) Scotchguard works really well on furniture. I spray every few months. Wipe off any spots with a damp sponge. Works great and the couch and chair still look new.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaperPrincess
    Wow, the return of the antimacassar. Sounds like a fun quick project!
    I love that word. I remember embroidering the antimacassar and matching arm rest covers for our couch and chairs. The way I understand it is that Macassar was the name of hair "goo" that men used on their hair. So to prevent the oil from getting on the upholstery of the furniture, VOILA! an antimacassar! Someone has learned something new today, right??????

    I love learning origins of words! Edie

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    You might want to consider using some kind of material on the back as oils will soak through cotton.... a light plastic sheet or something similar.

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