Thursday, December 30, 2010

New Menswear slipcovers for my front room

Here is a pic of me with 2 of my 3 sisters at my Cabin sledding on Christmas Eve....Well not really sledding, just watching the kids sled...my two sisters are pregnant. Anyhow Angie and Nikki are both amazing photographers and probably cringe at some of the pictures I post. Angie is hosting a giveaway for me on her blog for my slipcover DVD...so go check it out.


 With my time off I finally got to finish my $10 bench for the cabin that I picked up at the thrift store.


Now on to my real post....MY NEW SLIPCOVERS!!!! I am in love. I picked up this grey/brown/menswear looking fabric at Home Fabrics in Orem for $4/yd. I bought 25 yds and gave my room a new look. I had my other slipcovers on for about 5 years...I was ready for a change.


 Here is the couch...I eliminated the gathered skirt and let the legs show. I also made the cushion cover a little bit looser, so the down would look squishy and comfortable.


 Here are the loveseat legs



I made some new pillows for the white chairs. The other day I stopped at REstore, which is a habitat for humanity thriftstore for building materials. They happened to have a shopping cart filled with fabric samples from Hancock Fabrics. They were 10/$1 so I bought 50 of them. The center fabric is one of those samples. I have plans for some turquoise/brown menswear, cream/ turquiose herringbone, and cream velvet pillows for the couches to go with the chair pillows. But with the new slipcovers I am actually loving the red more, so I am going to leave them this way for a little while.

In the meantime I am making a footwarmer for my bed out of 24 of those samples...I already have it pieced together, I just need to put a back on it and sew some piping around it.


Another shot of the loveseat.


I am loving the darker fabric compared to the tan I had before...hopefully it will hide more of the kids foot footprints.

I am loving my pillows more now.



White linen napkin pillow.

 Couch

 Here is a close up of the fabric...tiny specks of tan woven in with the brown/grey. I love it, kind of adds some texture.

 Front of the arm



Here is one of the owl pillows I made for my boys out of my grandpas old shirts. I utilized the pocket for the front...they write notes to eachother and they can put their lost teeth for the tooth fairy in the pocket. You can get the pdf pattern here.




My grandpas name was written in the neck of all his shirts, so I used it on the bottom of the boxing. More nostalgic for me than my boys... my oldest was 3 when my grandpa passed away.


Whole room put together. I also found a lap quilt that Hebers Grandma made for each of the grandkids before she passed away....and draped it over the couch arm...it had the greys and reds in it. I decided to use and display it rather than leave it tucked away nicely in the trunk. She made it out of her husbands old suits.

Front room before
Here is a shot of my old set of slipcovers and pillows. Still cute, but I was ready for a change. See how different the couches look without skirts???

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11 comments:

Nicole Anderson said...

Love it. I can't wait to see them in person!

Cozy Cottage Slipcovers said...

I love the new fabric!! I like how you chose to show the legs.

The Fullers said...

I LOVE THEM! You are amazing!

Andy Porter said...

Cool! I love the new look! You are amazing! I love that little owl pillow too! What a cute place to put notes and lost teeth:)

I'm heading over to the giveaway!

Amy said...

These are fantastic! I loved the before, but the after has such a clean line and great color! Fantastic!
xoxo,
Amy

Becky said...

You are SO ridiculously talented woman!! Everything looks amazing!

Katie Gee said...

Wow! It looks great Shelley!

michelle b @ every little thing said...

cool, i love those! menswear is always so timeless! great job!

Jamie said...

what a great idea with the shirts! Love the ruffle pillows and new slipcovers!

amyg @ My 3 Monsters said...

Love the slip covers -- old and new!! Thanks for sharing!!

Tiffany said...

Your work is exquisite and you are super talented!! I can't wait to get your DVD and make my own slipcovers.