Monday, November 7, 2011

Ida's Loveseat

This was Ida's loveseat that went in the same room as the striped setee. She had 11 yds of this off white linen from her store after she closed it, so she wanted to put it to good use and reslipcover her loveseat that was showing wear and tear.

We knew it was going to be tight, orginally she wanted to let the legs I did my fitting , marked the bottom and went home. Then the next day she called and wanted to see if we could do a little skirt on the bottom. I cut out everything else first to see what we had left. I was able to do the skirt and had 4" left of fabric to spare!

Her loveseat before was muslin covered with honey colored straight legs. Sorry forgot to take the pic.

Here is the after! I love her coffee's kind of a half moon shape.

Pillows always finish it off. Her daughter made the middle one...layered some ribbon and lace and sewed it all on.

Front of the arm

The pillow on the left is a work in progress...she has pinned everything on. I love all the ribbon, lace, and doilies.

The pillow on the right she picked up from TJMAXX.

I ran piping on the inside arm along the back to add some more detail for her.


The skirt we were able to add. She wanted some variety since the settee had dark legs showing. Ida was darling and completely thrilled with the outcome of both pieces...she was so excited she was texting pics to her daughter in AZ while I was taking pictures.

Funny thing is we had the appointment fitting scheduled, and she called my home phone to cancel because she didn't think the 11 yards were going to be enough...I was already out and about doing all my other appointments and never got the message. I could tell on her face when I showed up she wasn't expecting me, she had me come in anyway to just look at what she had.

I thought we'd have enough for the loveseat, so she changed her mind and had me get started...she wanted to hold off on the setee though. But by the end of the fitting she decided she wanted me to take the setee too. She helped me load it up. I am so glad it all panned out...her room looks AMAZING!!!

Side Note#1--- Here are some pics from the Vegas Ragnar Relay Race.

Here I am waiting to run my last (3rd) leg. I was running 6.1 miles into the finish line. 85-90 degrees out 3pm.

Here I am running into the finish line....averaged 9:02 per mile on this leg...not too bad for the heat and last run. My first run was 6.5 miles on a trail and I average 8:46/mile. My second run was 4.1 miles in the middle of the night with a view of the lights from the strip...averaged 8:25/mile.

My uncle Dewaine and Aunt Judy that live in Vegas came to cheer for me at the finish line! They brought a huge baggie of cut up apples for us! Craziest thing they'd seen...made their weekend. We ended up staying the night at their house after the race before we drove back to Utah.

Side Note #2...

Making some progress on the bathroom at the cabin. Ceiling is up... I finished painting all the walls cream. Heber got the light fixtures back up and a little bit of trim. We got the chandelier hung above the sink....highlight of the weekend for me! It was beautiful. Can't wait to finish getting all the trim up and hang my shower curtain. I don't think Heber is as excited as me though.

In this pic you can see the turquoise ceiling, cream walls and dark trim (walnut stain on 1x2 boards)



Lyndee W. said...

I love that teal ceiling!

Anonymous said...

So glad I found your blog. I enjoy following your work!

Tiffany Interiors, LLC said...

So glad I found your blog. I enjoy following your work!

beachcomber said...

the slipcover looks beautiful! love the fabric.
stopping by from miss mustard.

Heidi @ Decor & More said...

Beautiful work! I'm itching to tackle slipcovers for two big ole club chairs but keep chickening out. Can you send some slipcovering mojo my way? ;-)
Visiting from A2D.

Heidi @ Honeybear Lane said...

I made my first couple of slipcovers this year...definitely the hardest thing I've ever done (sewing wise!) Since then I've loved looking at other people's slipcovers and I've seen a lot. Yours, hands down, are the most professional and polished looking I've ever seen. Seriously, not too baggy, not too tight. Just perfect! I've had some people ask me about custom slipcovers and now I'm going to recommend you. :) Found you through TT&J btw!

Tisha Clapp said...

This is a beautiful slipcover. I can't wait to look around the rest of your site. I'm not sure how your prices compare in your local market, but I think you could get a lot more for your work! (visiting from Tatertots & Jello)

Karen said...

Beautiful job, love those pillows too.

Unknown said...

Love the work you did, and I love the teal ceiling. Can't wait to see the cabin when it is done. Nice of your Aunt and Uncle to take care of you!

Janet Metzger, Artist said...


I just bumped my head as I was bowing to the queen!

Janet xox