Thursday, December 22, 2011

A linen slipcover for Christmas

 Just like everybody else, 
I am trying to get things ready for Christmas.
  We add a bench to our table to accommodate the extra guests,
 and it has always been a desire of mine to slipcover
 it in a simple style so it blends in with the dining room better.
 Yesterday I took the time to finally get it done. 
 The color is that blue green color which 
is similar to the chairs around the table.
Here is is before in its dark wood and leather finish. 
 I never wanted to paint this bench and so the slipcover 
was my solution to lighten it up and make it a little bit more romantic.
  Voila~it has been transformed with 2.5 yards of linen fabric!
Just in time for Christmas.

38 comments:

  1. The bench slipcover looks beautiful! I love a table with a mix of chairs and a bench.

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  2. That looks beautiful, Amy! It fits in wonderfully with your dining room! Love the long ruffled skirt.

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  3. So beautiful and tender! I like it very much!

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  4. You are so right, it softens and blends with decor and is such a great transformation whenever you want.

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  5. It came out perfect! Love it!
    ~Debra xxx
    Capers of the vintage vixens

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  6. Amy it looks stunning!
    I love the colour and the long ruffled skirt,it looks very romantic and fits in with everything perfectly.
    x

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  7. I LOVE it!! I like it better with the slipcover than the idea of painting it anyway. I think it gives it a softer look and goes better with your dining room. I would leave it set up like that year round! Wish I could sew like you.

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  8. Something so simple can change the look so much!

    Gorgeous! Merry Christmas Amy!!!
    ~ Violet

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  9. Its a LOVE for me, reminds me of Pamela Pierce, soooo pretty!!

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  10. Your home is just so beautiful and even more so during Christmas time. I love the new slipcover for the bench. Have a wonderful Christmas.

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  11. Love the linen bench.. It adds so much to your dinning room. I just bought linen drapes at Ikea. They were so cheap! We are moving and they were perfect to update my home with out spending a fortune. Merry Christmas!

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  12. Perfect, you have given me an idea for my ottoman.

    Merry Christmas, Lori

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  13. Amy,

    That's like the best thing ever, really, it has to be one of my favorite things you've done. It reminds me of something done by Pam Pierce, and her stuff is crazy beautiful. She is one of my favorite designers.

    http://www.ppiercedesigns.com/simple_port.html

    Cindy

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  14. Amy, you've done it again!!! I love the slipcovered bench. It looks perfect in your dining room. Tell them not to get any food on it! LOL!

    hugs
    Sissie

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  15. Gorgeous! And it is just PERFECT in that beautiful dining room!! Love it!!

    Lou Cinda

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  16. That looks fabulous!! What a wonderful idea!!

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  17. Absolutely beautiful Amy! Just stopping by to wish you a Merry Christmas. Also just want to say that although I don't always leave comments on your blog, you have always been one of my fave bloggers to visit.

    Here's looking to more of your wonderful posts for next year. Happy New Year!
    -Marie

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  18. Amy, the bench had quite a transformation from dark to gorgeous! Your home looks pretty and so cozy. The pastel colors work well as Christmas colors. I have enjoyed watching the changes you have made and look forward to more decorating tips and ideas. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas with the ones you love.----------- Shannon

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  19. Hi Amy~ ~
    Whn I sawcups in your chandy I went crazy! Why didn't I think of that? Now I have to scan the flea markets for some more cups and saucers. THEN. . .I looked at the last post and loved Helens chandy with the cups glued to the saucers. What a girl isn't she the most creative? I really dislike my diningroom chandy and this may be a way to chomo it till I find the one of my dreams. Wishing you a great holiday.
    ~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

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  20. Ha!!! Way to go whipping that thing up before Christmas!!! I looks so great.

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  21. The slipcover was the perfect solution Amy. I don't paint everything either.

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  22. That makes me want to slipcover everything on my house. It's just so perfect. I wish I could sew!
    Stacy

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  23. it looks really great. good idea. have to say, i love your whole layout. it looks quite fabulous. love the colors. they are right up my alley. merry christmas everyone. thanks for the blog. i absolutely love it, get some really great ideas from you. thanks for sharing. susy

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  24. that is very beautiful.....i love linen and would like to recover a wing chair that i have had for many years...maybe that will be a 2012 project....
    hope you have a lovely christmas....looks like you are well on your way!

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  25. Amy everything is Christmas with holiday beauty:)
    Loving the slip-covered bench

    Merry Christmas
    xx
    Dore

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  26. First of all, your dining room looks really fabulous especially with that pretty chandelier. :) The slipcover made the look soft and pretty as well. :)

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  27. I LOVE the slipcover on your bench....I want one!!!...lol....Merry Christmas..xo, Mariaelena

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  28. I love linen. I want to slipcover my sofa and loveseat in linen. I will practice with a drop cloth before I cut up the expensive linen fabric. You did a great job. It looks beautiful.

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  29. Gorgeous!!! Such a beautiful room, all year and especially with your new touches...just in time for Christmas!

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  30. Your slipcover looks just perfect in your elegant dining room. What a lovely welcoming place to have Christmas dinner.
    Cindy

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  31. I really like that slip cover! It just blends everything in so well. I think I need a sewing machine...

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