Saturday, June 12, 2010

Isn't She Lovely?

Happy Saturday! I've been a little slack with posts this week, and I've got a couple recipes about farmer's market dinner ideas, Jimmy birthday, etc. that I've started but haven't finished.  In the meantime, I wanted to share this...

Do you remember my slipcover debates?  Well, this morning my seamstress came to beautify this pair of Craig's List chairs.  I liked them because they had 100% down cushions and a pretty shape.  They were in very good condition and cheap.
 Before
After
Hello, gorgeous!
I have them sitting on either side of our china cupboard.
I'm going to get a couple pillows made for them,
once I select a fabric. 
I threw on some from the family room to see
how it will look.
I added a little contrasting banding at the bottom,
to give it a little oompf.
This was a last minute choice, but I think it
makes the chairs.
Never underestimate the work of a talented seamstress
or the transformation of slipcovers.
I was a little nervous about my fabric choice.
I had wanted linen but couldn't find a weight at
a price I could afford.  18 yards is a lot of fabric!
I love the weight and drape of this cotton.
Slowly but surely, my little dining room
is starting to feel more cozy & pretty.

5 comments :

  1. oh my...these are lovely! I love the contrasting band on the bottom!

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  2. How beautiful! They look so lovely!

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  3. Please tell me what kind of fabric you used for your gorgeous slipcovers and also the color- white or natural? I plan to shamelessly copy, right down to the contrasting ribbon band at the bottom :) Did you buy the fabric at a chain fabric store like Hancock's or JoAnn (please say yes!)? Thanks!

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  4. Hi Karin,

    I wasn't sure how best to reply. Sorry but I couldn't find an email for you, so I hope you check back....The fabric came from a local store called Swatches (around $10/yard). I'd be happy to mail you a swatch of each fabric and then you can see if you can match it up somewhere by you. I don't remember a brand name, it is either a cotton duck or a bull denim and it is 100% cotton. The fabric is ivory, but not a yellow ivory, more of an off white. I love the weight of the fabric and how it makes the ruffle hang and there is no stretching like you would get with a linen. My email is tdfoley@gmail.com of you want to send me your address. Hope that helps! The color is better in this post: http://nineandsixteen.blogspot.com/2011/03/before-and-after-our-dining-room.html

    Hope that helps! Thanks for reading and your kind words!! You'll have to send me pictures when you get finished!!! :)

    xo,
    Tessa

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