Tuesday, June 21, 2011

New drop cloth slips!

I came to a compromise on the sofa situation. 

I ended up making the ottoman slip cover.  The two seat cushions.  And the two back cushions.  I have one more back cushion to make so I pulled the toile pillow off of my bed for now.  I am slipped OUT!  The rest of the sofa is  a store bought slipcover.  I’ll tell you what, you get what you pay for.  I paid $50.00 for the slipcover on OverStock, and pretty much got what I paid for.  It’s a piece of junk!  Thus the linen throw on the left corner.  To kind of disguise as much of it as I can.  I suppose I’ll eventually finish the entire slipcover in drop cloth. Sigh……  Any delusion I had about making slipcovers for other people, definitely ended with this project.  A LOT of work…….

 

I also bought a new lamp shade for my floor lamp.

And found a new lamp for the top of my chest.  the color of which is a lot prettier than it looks here.

Other past drop cloth projects……..

My chair and ottoman

 

Guest room bench

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And my dining chairs.

Yes!  I DO love me some drop cloth fabric. 

Have a wonderful week!

Denise

15 comments:

  1. Denise,

    You do beautiful work.

    Sewing is not as easy as it looks I've been finding out.

    Dee

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  2. That drop cloth stuff is the best ! I like it too . Your slip covers are great !

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  3. Love it girly...LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEE IT!

    I want the couch at Pottery Barn with the slip cover. $1,600. OUCH! I'd redo my own couch but don't like the style. POO! :(

    Wanna trade?

    xoRebecca

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  4. I love everything you made. Just beautiful.
    MaryAnn

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  5. Your couch looks really good. i like the cording work. Slipcovers are a lot of work but so worth it when they last year after year, and come out so fresh with a wash. Love the dining chairs also those ruffles are just adorable.

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  6. You sure make drop cloth look beautiful! I can barely sew a button. I can't imagine the work that goes into all of that. Looks great! Have a wonderful Wednesday. Tammy

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  7. I have yet to tackle making a drop cloth slipcover!! Like you said...A lot of work!!!
    Yours' is turning out amazing!! Love the dining room chairs!! Wowzers!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  8. Ah....those pretty chairs...I do love them so!!!

    Your tenacity amazes me...to even attempt this!
    Looks fantastic so far, though!

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  9. I love your dining chair slips, Denise! I can imagine how much work it is ~ probably why I haven't tried this myself! I just know what I'm getting myself into so I save myself the aggravation and either have it made or buy it. I would try the dining slips though. That's a great pillow on your sofa; I love the ruffle and toile you used.

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  10. My couch looks horrid so this is the route I am going to go too! This looks great Denise!

    Hope you will have a wonderful week!

    Love,
    LuLu~*xoxo

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  11. No wonder you are tired...you've made a lot of slipcovers...and they are all beautiful. I happen to love the ruffled throw, so perhaps it was a blessing in disguise that you wanted to cover that part!

    I've sewn a lot of home dec, and it is stressful hard work. However, it's the only way I have been able to afford having anything with quality. You've done a fabulous job!

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  12. These are great, Denise. I'm still loving those dining room chairs! So cute!

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  13. Hello there!

    Take a break from the slipping, but do come back...you can do it!

    Your ottoman is lovely and I really like the dining room chairs.

    Happy to have stumbled onto you.

    Janet xox
    http://theemptynest-janet.blogspot.com/

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  14. Looks fab! I bet you r slip covered out!

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