Thursday, October 11, 2012

Jen's Sectional

First off still booked till end of me if you want on my list

Jen over at Tatertots and Jello had me do her sectional last year in turquoise...which turned out GREAT! But she decided she wanted a neutral option to mix it up. She chose a gray duck cloth from 

Here's her sectional---BEFORE...huge and brown.

Sectional---AFTER in gray duck cloth. I LOVE gray! Look at all her awesome halloween pillows! 

She decided to keep the same skirt as the turquoise sectional. Love it!

Side Notes--

-I've got some new ideas running through my head...affiliate program for my dvd and pillow ebook, and an advanced slipcovering guide (tips for matching, telephone arms, wingbacks, stripes, fitting on site, waterfall skirt, cutting off back cushions, etc). Anyone interested in either of these?

- Heber and I are talking about buying a rental property in our neighborhood. Just trying to gear up for the thought of paying off another mortgage. Rates are awesome and prices are low... how can I say no to a good deal?

-7th grade math and soccer with all three boys is keeping life interesting!

-I caved to peer pressure and signed up for the Ogden full Marathon lottery, we find out next month if we have a spot. I am such a sucker!

-Had a great birthday this week--went to lunch with my sisters and received many treats from all my neighbor friends. Who needs to make dinner when you can eat cupcakes, cookies, and homemade almond joys?

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Autumn Rujiraviriyapinyo said...

Totally interested in an Advanced Slipcovering Guide! Thank you for your blog and all the inspiration ;)

Colleen said...

I''m interested in the advanced guide too. Not sure exactly what you mean with the DVD/book info. Thanks for sharing!

Rustic Barnyard said...

I love the grey and honestly love the turquoise. When I go to those colours say dry clean only. I was wondering what your experience is. Can you wash it in your washing machine as long as you've prewashed it?

momtofatdogs said...

I would DEFINATELY be interested in an advanced DVD/e-Book for slipcovering! Any & all "been there done that" instructions are always welcomed. As far as the turquoise...I have been buying duck cloth from JoAnn's with my 50% off coupons. Makes it right at $6 per yard. I only have half of what I think I need to cover a couch, but I am DETERMINED to do it in turquoise! So I keep going back to buy more of it.


Between Blue and Yellow said...

Wow! that looks like it was a lot of work, looks so beautiful.

Brandi said...

I would also love an advanced DVD! I learned so much from the first one, but still feel like I have so many unanswered questions about details!

The couch looks great!

Susan said...

I say, yes! So interested!

Susie said...

Yes, would love advanced DVD. Have firm intentions of slip covering several pieces of our furniture this next year. Yours are the best. Susie

Unknown said...

Have just read your blog from beginning to end. Have looked at your great before and after pics, and want to learn to slipcover like you do it. They look wonderful. Please forgive me if I ask questions that have already been answered, as I do not read many posted comments. What kind of machine do you use for sewing? I do not have a serger and probably will not get one, so I would zigzag edges like I do now. No biggie. I have an old 60's model Singer that works great. It is a slant needle and I do break needles more often than I care to. I am assuming that is because slant needle vs straight needle. I am furnishing our home from Craigslist purchases. We love recliners, LazyBoy's to be exact. I have 1 reclining couch and 3 chairs. LazyBoy recliner backs come off, which will make it easy to cover the backs. I have been thinking about how to do the bases and the reclining footrests. Have you done any recliners or have any ideas as to how to proceed. I will be purchasing your DVD and would be interested in an advanced one as well. I have been sewing since I was probably 8 years old, and I'm 57. Slipcovers are my interest now. Thanks for your blog and answering my questions. I just love how your slipcovers turn out. Neet, clean lines, just tight enough. Love....

Slipcovers by Shelley said...

I use and industrial Juki model ddl-5530. I did a recliner once and wouldn't recommend them for slipcovers, because of all the moving parts.

Here is a recliner tutorial that I saw on another blog....treat each piece separately for the moving parts.

Unknown said...

Thank you for your reply. I found those instruction a while ago. Just wanted to see if you had any extra suggestions. I believe that the back will be easy, as it does detach from the rest of the chair. That will be the easy part. I have 3 chairs to work on. One looks a bit like the chair on Blue Roof Cabin blog. The other 2 have wooden arms and wood "wings" on the backs. I want to somehow put some padding on the wooden arms just to make them a bit more comfortable. I think I will try and come up with some kind of pads that temp attach to the arms, and then are covered by the slipcover. Wish me luck! Thanks again!