Monday, July 12, 2010

Slipcover: Finished!

My white slipcover is finished!  To refresh your memory, I got this chair 

at The Sharing Shop for $15 (I got that cute little number to the left of it for $10, but that's another story!) and posted about it here and here.  My sweet friend Lisa had some friends over one morning and taught us how to make a slipcover using this beauty as a model.  We used white cotton twill, bought at Hancock for something like $3.77/yd.  We cut off the headpiece thing and did away with the skirt. Now it still looks feminine but not as dowdy.  I love the way it turned out!  I have some vintage pillows that I've been meaning to list on Etsy so the chair didn't even make it in the front door before I started snapping away.

Oh my.  Look at those legs!

Wow!  That really shows off a pillow!
...Er, the beam of sunlight helped, as
did my mad photo-editing skillz.

Is it just me or is the whole chair like,
"Hey look at this pillow!"
I love "her"!
Did I ever mention she has a sister?
I'm not quite sure what to do with this one.  
The white twill is not going to cover that print.

Remember when I posted about Cassie from Primitive and Proper and the gorgeous upholstered headboard she painted?  (If you didn't follow the link to see the after picture, go do it now for goodness sake.  It's breathtaking.)  I wonder if painting upholstery makes it hard or crunchy feeling.  I welcome any suggestions about what to do with this other chair and its bold print.

p.s. Thanks to all who participated in the first ever Vintage Suitcase Friday!  I'm looking forward to seeing even more participating this Friday!


  1. Why not cover it in a darker material? I bet a rich brown would do the trick. Then some blue and brown pillows....Yeah baby!

  2. Nice job on the slipcover. I am petrified on slipcovers. I don't know why. I guess I feel more confident with a staple gun than with my weak sewing skills. You did a great job!

  3. Wow, what a nice job on the slipcover! It looks great and totally changed the look of the chair.


  4. that turned out wonderful! love the shape of it and the sweet pillow sitting on it. very, very cute!


I love reading your comments. Thanks for letting me know you stopped by!


Related Posts with Thumbnails