Friday, November 29, 2013

Greek Key Parson chairs

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You can use on my
How to Slipcover DVD
Pillow Talk ebook (how to sew pillows with piping and zipper)
DVD/Pillow Talk bundle (save $10)
Whole 9 Yds PDF (starting and running a slipcover business).


My client wanted to spruce up her kitchen with some greek key fabric on her barstools and parson chairs.

AFTER--Mustard yellow with pleat ruffle

How amazing is her chandelier!?
AFTER--Turquoise barstools with pleat ruffle. I ran velcro under the side edges to hold them in place for high traffic.

SIDE NOTE---Last week Heber and I flew to Malibu, Ca for a quick trip---yes we took our tent and camped at Leo Carrillo. We wanted to check it our for our annual beach camping trip next summer.


Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Floral Chair

My client had her last slipcover (white) for 10 yrs…she thought it was time to do something fun. This is "her" chair that she sits in every night.

 Chair--before muslin covered

 Chair--AFTER--she decided she wanted the pink flowers to be centered on the back.

 There was quite a bit of matching involved, but it all went smoothly.

 She decided on no skirt... to mix it up. Her last one had a skirt.

 The repeat flowed perfectly down the front of the chair.

Her whole room…we did a few pillows for the couch out of the extras.

SIDE NOTE…We finally are done! The handrail got installed last week.

                                                    BEFORE                       DURING


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Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Grey Tweed Sectional

 BEFORE---Large cream sectional that was showing a little wear.

 AFTER--My client purchased a grey tweed type fabric (50 yds). Love the darker color in this room!

She also had me make 4 IKAT pillows to mix in with her other pillows.

 It was a large 4 piece armless sectional with an ottoman.

 We added a skirt and piping to give it a different look from the original.

Her husband was thrilled with it. Usually the husbands are indifferent--but he LOVED it as much as she did.

This pillow fabric was amazing!

 Close up of the textured gray fabric.


BEFORE---wall and carpeted, nasty stairs

AFTER---More open floor plan-- we opened up that wall that was bedroom and made it our office off the front room. We are still working on getting the balusters and handrail installed, but I wanted to show it off anyways!

We moved into our house 14 years ago--as newly weds. Our house has had to keep keep changing with the needs of our family. We finished the bonus room when we needed a family room. We finished the basement when we were pregnant with our 3rd baby and I wanted a finished work room. We took out a kitchen wall and added a bar to entertain and have more space. When my business grew, we converted our garage to my new work studio

HERE was my current problem---all the kids would hang out around the bar on the computer crowding my tiny front room/ kitchen area. Here's the ironic part--we had 2 bedrooms on the main floor that weren't EVER used (guest room and a "office"). I decided to put one to use.

It was a late summer evening and we've been talking about this project for awhile--a few other families were hanging out with us on our front porch, we decided to get started. The kids had a blast!

In progress--from the office side

Now the kids have a spot!

It felt AMAZING that next morning! I LOVED it!

 Our boys helped remove the carpet and tack strips…for $ of course!

AFTER---We installed the hardwood stairs ourselves. I bought the treads and risers from and stained and polyeurethened them ourselves. Here's their instructional video for installing. If you are redoing your stairs buy this tool for $20 from Home Depot! It makes your cuts look like magic and fit like a glove.

We did hire a handy man to patch the sheet rock and set the newell posts and install the trim since there were crazy angles we didn't feel comfortable doing it. Totally worth the money! Then Heber was awesome and repainted the whole ceiling and painted the stripes back to the right of the door.

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