Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Erin's couch and chairs and booked till January

Erin was ready to change it up.... she was ready for a new look, she was tired of her floral slipcover. She wanted a tan neutral linen type fabric and couldn't find it at Home Fabrics, so she got creative and saw some Ikat and Southwestern fabric that was neutral tan on the wrong side and had the texture she wanted. She bought that and we used the wrong side of the fabric.

Couch before....

Chair before....worn and the fabric was torn in a few places. I was so excited about the shape of the chair though....BEATIFUL!!! I loved the lines of where the piping was, down the inside back and horizontal at the top of the arm

I knew the way these chairs were shaped, the slipcover would tend to pull and slide forward. So I stapled some velcro on the upper outside back and sewed the other side to the seam allowance on the top back.

Couch after....tan solid, we went with no skirt to show the nice turned dark legs.

I loved the legs.

Front of the arm

The scale of these chairs were perfect for the room, they replaced some lower smaller chairs.

We decided to do skirts on the chairs to hide the blonde wood legs, since they were quite different from the couch legs. Sorry about wrinkles...the fabric was prewashed and I bag everything up and deliver, so wrinkles happen and they tend to fall out later.

Front of the arm on the chairs. It's like a mini english rolled arm. LOVE these arms

Whole room. Erin is working hard on finding some blue fabrics for pillows and a new rug. She showed me bunches of pictures and it's going to look awesome, once it's all done. But for now at least she has the bases done. She promised to send pics once it's all together.

I followed the original chair and kept the piping where it was.

This is what the right side of her fabrics looked like...


Side Note #1--- I am booked till January, email me if you want on my list.
Side Note #2--  how to slipcover dvd is 15% off till midnight MST tonight (11/30/11)...that makes it $41.75 instead of $48.50 including shipping.


Saturday, November 19, 2011

Upholstered Rocking chair

This client found my blog as her husband was hauling this chair off to the was in a little rough shape. The yellow fabric was worn, stained, and shredding, but besides that it was great!

Here is the rocker before...

The arm was torn and her kids kept picking at the foam.

She chose a great random stripe from Home Fabrics in Salt Lake and prewashed it for me. I chose the large grey stripe as my center and went from there.

Ran piping along the bottom up and over the rockers.

I also ran piping on the inside arm seam...that way when the stripes run into eachother it looks more finished.

Outside arm

She'd putting it in her home office, so she can rock her baby in it.

I loved the fun colors in the stripe...and welcomed the matching of them after a really hard day of matching the day before on a 15" stripe that waved back and forth.

Side Note--- Yesterday I was featured on Addicted to Decorating Blog and Miss Mustard Seed Blog! Go and check it out!


Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Armless Chair and "How to Slipcover" DVD Giveaway

My client got this chair from Home Goods...she loved the lines and knew she could have it slipcovered for her little boys room. I thought the chair was beautiful...I loved the lines and the tan fabric and the detail seaming on the inside back, but once it was slipcovered it was even more amazing! The blue fabric she used was from Joanns, and we used 3 yards. It was a 45" wide home decor print.

Chair before.

Chair after

I ran piping up along the back, top edge of the front  (made band along the front edge)and followed the original seams going down the inside back .

Here is the front showing the "band" that I matched up.

I loved the dark legs on this chair with the blue fabric.

You can see the piping that I ran down the inside back...I just followed the original stitching on the chair. When in doubt, follow the original lines.

Another after.
Side Note #1-- Sew Can Do is hosting a giveaway for my "How to Slipcover" DVD. Head on over and check it out.  To enter, she's having people leave a comment about one of your first projects.

This wasn't my first project, but it was one of my earlier ones.

When I was in highschool, I decided to make something for my little sister, Angie. I bought some towels (hunter green) and made her a pair of shorts and a be worn after she got out of the shower...kind of like a robe. hahahaha!


Friday, November 11, 2011

Tan Jaguard Couch and Chairs

This client needed a new slipcover for her couch that had worn through on the arms and cushions...she decided to do her chairs as well  out of the same fabric to unify the whole room. She chose a tan jaguard fabric that washed up beautifully.

The room had a floor to ceiling wall of windows, so I had a hard time with my pics because of the sun.

Chair before....

Couch before

The arms had were done...time for something new. While I was fitting her couch Jen's 6 yr old son came home and brought his friends with him. When I came out from behind the couch I caught three of them unraveling my large roll of piping and trying to cut off a piece of "rope".  I helped them cut off a piece...too funny, my boys at home are always stealing my piping and using it for various projects. My boys have tied all the cardboard fabric tubes together to form a teepee. Then they drape every blanket/sheet that we own over the top of it for a fort.

Here is the room finished with all new matching slipcovers on. Sorry about the sunlight.

Front of the arm on the couch.

Couch...she had these great hand painted pillows

Couch after.

Couch cushions
After of chair.

The chairs had english rolled arms, which are my favorite. She wanted to let the dark wood legs show, so I ended the slipcover with piping.

Chairs had the scroll I piped up and around the scroll and down the inside arm. I also piped the outside edge of the arm.

Chair after

Another shot of couch.

Drop off story----

This client was leaving out of town and said she'd leave the door open for me and she'd leave a check on the table. I got there and the door was locked, and I could see my check through the window on the entry table.

I live about an hour from her...I didn't want to make another trip, so I went around back and luckily the back door was open. I let myself in, unlocked the front door and somehow managed to carry that heavy chair all by myself into the house. I think it was bigger than me. I was only panting a little bit by the time I got it in place. hahahha. I could only imagine what someone would say if they watched that whole saga.

Side Note--- I am booked till me if you want on my list for January.