Friday, May 13, 2011

Lovin’ The Slips!

I just finished another slipcover.  I have to say, it is getting a little easier.  Not much…but a little bit.  I’m upstairs working on my den/T.V. room now.
Back in the day when I purchased this chair and ottoman dark colors and the Ralph Lauren look were all the thing.

Here’s the before color.  Still in good shape, just not my style right now. 
And here it is now.  1 1/2 drop clothes later.

This chair has an attached cushion.  I’ll tell you….every piece is a new adventure.

Of course…..I needed new pillows.  The forms I already had, and most of the fabric came from a $10.00 box of scraps that Heather found at a garage sale last summer.  There was some GREAT fabric in there.  You ROCK Heather!

I’m  going a little more colorful in this room.  It’s where we watch T.V. and spend a lot of our family time together.
I also painted the chest that was already upstairs.  Heather suggested hot pink.  I panicked and hyperventilated at the mere thought.  I compromised.

Taupe with hot pink accents

I wanted it super distressed so I sanded the heck out of it.  Normally I clear coat all of my pieces.  I think I’ll try wax on this one though.  I’m going to let it cure for a few days.  It’s been rainy and humid here.

I’m liking this look.  Kind of a combination of new and old.  The old bowling trophies were my Grandpas.  Along with the old medals that I have laying in the tray.  And I would like a new lamp.  Something shorter and fatter with a barrel shade maybe.  More modern.
Next up……the sofa. YIKES!  I’m working my way around the room.  I was going to order a slipcover.  But now I like my chair so much, I would like for them to match.  Oh well, it’ll be a lot cheaper.  If my sanity survives. :)
If I make it to the fabric store where this fabric is…….

……I reallly want to use some of it for my sofa back cushions.  I hear it’s discontinued and only one place still has it.  Unfortunately, this piece isn’t mine…..darn it!
Have a great weekend!
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  1. It looks so fresh and airy now...and that pieced fabric flower accent on the pillow is pure genius!! Such a simple way to add so much charm!

    Can't wait to see the whole room!

  2. You did such a gorgeous job! Oh, if I could only sew!
    That fabric is so lovely.... I will keep my fingers crossed that you find more.
    Your vignette is so much fun... love the trophy and the numbered balls.

    Go for the sofa! You can DO it!
    (I'm a great cheerleader, right?!)

  3. so pretty and romantic!
    love the colours!
    take care,

  4. Denise,
    You did a great job on all of these makeovers! I love what you did to that chest. Very creative and perfect! Thanks for linking this up! Would you please put a link to the HSH party in this post. Thanks!

  5. You are SOOOOO TALENTED!! I just LOVE your ideas. It all looks great!

  6. Hi Denise,
    I haven't tackled slipcovering as of yet, but I just might! I really like what you have done with the chair and ottoman. Looks great.

    You are an adventurous gal!!!


  7. Hi Denise,

    The chair looks great. One day I've got to take a deep breath and make a slipcover for my sewing's an old swivel rock and is sooooo comfortable but it's seen it's better days as far as the upholstery.

    I'll watch for the sofa next...and I love that fabric.

    Pink Sparkles,
    Stephanie ♥

  8. Great job Denise! It is all looking fabulous! Sigh...I really need to learn how to sew. Thank you for sharing your projects with us at Inspiration Friday!


  9. Love it all, nice job, especially the touch of pink on the dresser, Celeste,

  10. LOVE that paisley!! But the slipcover is where I'm at too! Good job, and that pillow is just adorable!! Thanks so much for linking up with VIF!! Hope you're having a great weekend, xoxo Debra

  11. I applaud you for making a looks fantastic! I also just love the hot pink accents!

  12. So pretty! I love the pillows! Everything looks fabulous.


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