Thursday, December 13, 2012

Cream Linen Loveseat and Chair

 Chair---BEFORE--muslin covered ready for a slipcover



 Loveseat--AFTER-- cream linen with a 7" gathered skirt.

Whole room---light and airy.

 Front of arm

The following is some pillows and pad that I dropped off a few weeks ago---I loved all these colors together, my client did a great job picking out fabrics!

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Thursday, December 6, 2012

Green Lattice Loveseat

My client had this little hide a bed loveseat at the end of her bed, that her grandchildren use when they sleep over. It had a light blue linen slipcover on it that had been loved to pieces... literally. The arms were shredded.


Loveseat--AFTER -- her daughter in law helped her pick out this great green lattice print. It was an outdoor fabric, but it washed up beautifully.

There was ALOT of matching with this piece. First off the fabric wasn't wide enough, and the print couldn't be railroaded (run sideways) I had to match up and piece for the width. Then the skirt had to match up to the front of the cushion, to the top of the cushion to the back cushion.

It all worked out...and then on top of that I had to match up the arm pads too.

Since it is a hide a bed that gets used often, she wanted easy access--- I installed two zippers head to head at the back of the decking, so all she has to do is unzip to access the bed.

The tricky part was because the love seat had T cushions the zipper had to wrap around the front of the arm, so the bed wouldn't rip the slipcover when taking it out.

You can see here where I had to match up the band and edge of the top cushion to get the width.

 How cute is this room! My client is a widow and loves to have the grandkids sleepover.

Side Note---#1 Trying to wrap it up for the year, I have two more drop offs and then I am done!

Side Note--#2 We are making progress on our new project. We are converting our garage to my new work studio and building a new detached garage.

Side Yard--BEFORE--- we are building a garage where the large willow tree is. We planted this tree when I was pregnant with my first baby, so I was a little sad ripping it out. It has grown a ton and started to shade our garden area---which stopped growing, hence the space could be better used for a garage.

Here is the tree dismantled. The boys and their friends were a huge help!

Here's the AFTER demo---got the fence, concrete, basketball hoop, and tree removed. Concrete and footings are being poured tomorrow!

Of course I had to start doing some shopping for my new space! I picked up this large hutch off for $175. This is the picture from the listing---it's way prettier in person! Tons of storage for zippers, thread, and fabric! It's 7 feet tall and 6 ft wide.

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