Sunday, January 2, 2011

Shabby chic slipcover style



This chair and ottoman got a quick slipcover right before Christmas.
I really didn't get a chance to write about it, so here it is.
I had just thrown an old sofa slipcover over it.
Here it is under a pile of that white fabric. You can see the old yellow walls
and how I have now moved tables, chairs and artwork.
It was still a pretty look. 
 I like the blue frenchy marble topped table with the white slip better
than the iron and wood table.I got this table at the local
Salvation Army Thrift shop for $40 and painted it with a light coat of
Palladium Blue by Ben Moore. (Sidebar for the post)
It used to have a traditional cream with gold french provincial paint job.
Table before paint job...
The greige walls have a calming effect and look great with blue.
The color is #1515 Ben Moore.
The large floral painting suddenly felt too busy  in this spot.
The chinese lamp came from my parents house. I grew up with it.
It broke and my dad glued it back together, 
but my mom didn't want it anymore~I  always liked it.
Its toile-esque.
You can see I am still carrying this book everywhere with me.
I love the cover shot of her velvet damask sofa 
and how she matches in her casual yet elegant clothing. 
She actually has clothes made to match the rooms she has!
I will not be doing that....
Here is the pretty chair in its original covering.
It has a lovely Marie Antoinette kind of fabric with nail head trim.
I bought it from a fancy store called "Domain" that is now out of business.
I still love the look of this chair, but wanted a change for a bit.
I ripped apart an old white slipcover, seen here, and reused all 
the fabric to make this new one. Pretty green I have to say.
This is the same chair.
I made this slipcover for my NH house where I had a lot
of clearer colors in pink and green and yellow.
Ignore the blue carpet, I had to~it came with the house.
It is amazing what a difference a slip makes.
Not the best picture, I  had used my iPhone to
capture the before and afters on this project.
Its kind of sloppy looking here..I was rushing.
Note:  I didn't have enough fabric to make cording for a lot of my seams.
Less cording makes a slip a bit more modern and casual to me.
I had wanted to make a tiny knife pleated skirt
 like these pretty chairs have in Lauren Ross' home.
Due to lack of fabric I settled for a triple kick pleat in the corners.
I had just enough to cover a mismatched ottoman.
I will be painting the insides of the bookcases shell pink.
But for now...I'm lovin' this corner.
linking to
Shabby Chic Cottage Transformation Thursday
and
Freckled Laundry's
Air Your Laundry Party
 
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