Saturday, April 28, 2012

Vintage Chenille Bedspread Slipcovers

This client is working on getting ready to have her daughter's wedding reception at her house. She wanted to slipcover two loveseats and a chair and ottoman out of vintage chenille bedspreads that she collected from ebay and antique stores.

Here are the two loveseats BEFORE....she bought the second one the night before I came off was similar in size and shape of her other one.

Chair--- BEFORE

Craigslist loveseat---BEFORE

Loveseat--- AFTER--- She had sticky notes on every bedspread numbering them and letting me know where she wanted them. We bagged them up by item, to try and lessen my confusion when I got started.

Craigslist Loveseat---AFTER--- she wanted to make the two loveseats looks similar, and the chair to be a bit different.

Front of loveseat....she bought inner lining that is used on curtains (feels like flannel) to line most of the bedspreads since some were a little thin. I lined the skirt, front of arms, cushions and pillows. I added 2" to the length of the skirt so it would puddle.

Chair---AFTER--- I used the original bedspread edging for the hem of the skirts on the chair and no lining on these two skirts.

Marcelle had me do the bottoms and the backs of the cushions in different colors, so she can flip them and have another look. The bottom of the chair cushion is out of purple/ white chenille bedspread and the back of the back cushion is out of yellow chenille.

Top of Ottoman. We used the same pink cotton piping everywhere, to tie it all together.

I centered and matched up the designs on the back cushions, so they were symmetrical. The top of the seat cushions and bands are out of a white matelesse.

Centered and matched up back cushions on the second loveseat.

Chair and ottoman---AFTER

Marcelle also hung chenille bedspreads on clip rings for her window treatments.

Front of loveseat arm.


I love how her whole room turned out and the vision she had! How Darling is this! She even started switching out her quilts on her quilt rack to coordinate.

I love the minty walls and the chandeliers and the all works! I love how slipcovers can change and room!

Side Note #1-- I am booked until End of July/ beginning of August.

Side Note #2--- BASEBALL HAS STARTED!  Life with 3 boys playing baseball has begun. My two oldest are on the same team this year and play two games every Saturday, and my youngest plays one game each Saturday as well.  Here are some pics from the first weeks game.

They were so excited about their uniforms and the fact that their name is on their jerseys.



Mel said...

Wow, these slipcovers and phenomenal!

Being a tactile person, I could sit on any one of those pieces and never leave :)

Beautifully done.

Janet Metzger, Artist said...

Shelley...I am in love!!!!!

Wow...these are so great. Beautiful room, you must be so proud when you stand back and look at the great work you do.

Would you mind if I shared this with the private Annie Sloan Chalk Paint™ Facebook page. Annie is bringing her French and Belgium linen and cotton fabric to the USA this summer. I see slipcovers in my future!!

hugs...Janet xox
The Empty Nest

Kathryn said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Kathryn said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Pine Tree Home said...

Great job. What a fun way to use old pieces and make them new again. I want to sink right into them.

catpal52 said...

These projects are stunningly beautiful--I continue to be amazed at your designs and your technical skills. Gorgeous!

Michelle said...

Are you kidding me?!?! Those are so CUTE!!! Wow, you did such a beautiful job and I love how they were mismatched yet symmetrical so it all just worked. Love it♥

Unknown said...

I am in love with these slipcovers. They are AMAZING! I adore the vintage chenille, and now I'm going to have to dig some of mine out. Every time you post I am completely blown away. You are beyond talented. Let me know if you ever decide to visit eastern PA. I have about a billion projects I would love to work with you on :)

LizzieD said...

wow - that looks like a very, very challenging project with all the lines, dots and accents to match in a soft, thin fabric- it turned out beautiful though!!

Beautifully Veiled said...

You have inspired me!! After snooping around your blog for a few months I finally got the courage to slipcover my loveseat and sofa! We live in an old farm house so I opted for blue denim and love it! Of course, then we had to paint the walls, and the floor, and the furniture.....and even the lamps!! Thanks for sharing your work with us all!
Linda in GA

Etcetorize said...

Wow! So beautiful! I love the colours and the textures, especially the love seat with the scalloped design on the seat cushions. Truly unique! If you're looking for another place to share your awesome creations I'd love for you to stop by Etcetorize to link up ( Really hope to see you there~

huntco said...

Great job Shelley. Mixing patterns can be awesome if done well. You nailed it...

huntco said...

Great job Shelley. Mixing patterns can be awesome if done well. You nailed it...

Angie said...


How do you line fabric like this?

-T said...

That is so creative! Never in a million years would I think to slipcover with chenille bedspreads, but this is just amazing! How in the world did you line up all those patterns?

The Farmers Daughter said...

Exactly what I'd like for my living room. Beautiful!!!!!

Between Blue and Yellow said...

Very unique, great work on the slipcovers!

Etcetorize said...

I'm so glad you linked up at Etcetorize last week! I love your work so much that I'm featuring it at tonight's party. I hope you'll stop by and grab a button from the sidebar and link up again~

Anne said...

Oh my gosh, this is so cute. I love it. You are a professional and it shows! I want to try this but so many questions....I will continue to follow along to dream and learn.

Jenny@thelavendermagnolia said...

Those are the cutest, most unique slipcovers I have ever seen. What a vision your customer had! They turned out amazing.

If I didn't have a husband, I would totally steal her idea, but I am afraid my husband wouldn't put up with the girliness!


Unknown said...

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Red92678 said...

I am so blown away by your slipcovers. I wish I lived near you so I could have one made. Absolutely amazing work!

Leesa Chittle said...

That's the most beautiful furniture I've ever seen ❤️💛💜

Leesa Chittle said...

I cannot express how much I love these. Thank you 💕

Sarah said...

Supper matching wedding decoration preparation. Every times in the room looks so so shiny and eye-catching matched. Love the decoration really. The sofa, cushions, chairs oh all the items have enhanced the beauty of the room into a new level. I wanted to find out some Bedspreads for our master bedroom and guest room and seriously this post made my day.