Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Ticking Stripe Chair 1/2

First off, I am enjoying my time off this month! No real big plans, just what ever comes up and we feel like doing. Making dinner regularly and baking, cleaning out clothes bins, organizing, working on my "Get it Covered" Advanced Slipcovering guide, running in the snow, shopping, etc. So good to have a breather and not feel the pressure of my normal schedule. Baking Cinnamon rolls is on the list for today  (request from Luke).

My client picked a grey/cream ticking stripe from www.fabric.com for this chair. I love grey! Her husband still loved their comfy chair 1/2--but the fabric didn't match the updated room.


 Chair--AFTER-- I had enough fabric to self line the skirt, so it hung nicely.

I love the pop of coral from the pillows.      

 I ran some piping down the inside arm to finish it off.

Now her whole room matches!

SIDE NOTE-- Did a quick change on my bedroom. I wanted to eliminate the mossy green and bring in some brassy gold. Here was my room before http://customslipcoversbyshelley.blogspot.com/2012/01/my-bedroom.html

My sister gave me a queen size duvet about a year ago with matching shams--worked out great for a foot warmer and back pillows. I wanted to eliminate the 3 Euro pillows along the back, so I could actually see my headboard. It took a little getting used to, at first it felt like I need 3 back pillows to fill out the King bed. NOW I love the simplicity of it.

 I sold my turquoise chevron chair and replaced it with this vintage gold arm chair that cost me $20!

 I sewed some curtains- lining them with a king size flat sheet. I was pretty excited when I realized a flat sheet cut up the center was the exact width and height I need to line my two panels and I could utilize the hem of the sheet. PERFECT!!!

I went through my stash and made the gray houndstooth pillows and pieced the front pillow. I was able to use some selvage off some vintage velvet fabric which looked like ribbon to sew down the 2/3rds seams.

 I also switched out my chandelier with one I found at Restore for $25.

I you- tubed and figured out how to install a light fixture and had my 13 yr old son help me, while Heber was at work. I wanted it up and didn't want to wait patiently till Heber was ready to do it.

 I am loving all the brassy gold stuff! I went thrifting with my sister a few weeks ago and spent $10 on my new end of the hall ensemble (cart included!)

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Monday, December 9, 2013

Irene's SLipcovers

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Irene's couch and chair originally had white denim slipcovers on them, but they were TIGHT and hard to get off. Plus the fabric was stiff and rough. 

She purchased some soft brushed denim and decided to switch it up with no piping and just a topstitch about 1/4" from the seam.

 BEFORE-- muslin covered bodies

 AFTER--soft white brushed denim, with a bit of a looser fit and zippers for easy removal.

Topstitch with zipper on back corner.

I also made the white tissue linen ruffled pillows. I loved the rest of her holiday pillows, especially the polka dot sweater pillow.

Chair--AFTER--I did 1/5" blind hem on the skirts

 How amazing is her chandelier?!


#1--Had a great Thanksgiving with my family-- Spent it with my sisters and their families in SLC, Ut.

 Here's me with 2 of my sisters on our walk by the gully, who knows where all the kids took off to!

My family pic for the year---love that Luke is wearing two different socks and his favorite shorts that he wears everyday!

#2--The running continues in the snow--The cold has hit early this year! No races on the books right now, but Teresa is talking us into doing the Spudman triathalon in Idaho next July. We will see!

#3--Taking the month off--but somehow I talked myself into finishing my "Get it Covered" Advanced slipcovering guide this month. I've almost got all my photos submitted to my PDF Designer.

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Friday, November 29, 2013

Greek Key Parson chairs

HOPE EVERYONE HAD A GREAT THANKSGIVING! I am offering a black friday deal on my products--20% off use promo code BLACKFRIDAY! Good through Monday 12/2/13.


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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