Sunday, April 26, 2009

Freshening Up Cont’d – My Slipcovers

A couple of weeks ago I showed you some of the things I did to freshen up my home. (You can click here to see that post.) Here’s what I worked on last week. This is a little makeover I did to my chairs. Here is a before picture of one of the chairs:


Here are the chairs after I made some slipcovers out of white cotton duck fabric:


I had the silk check pillows in my basement. They were a European sham style that I made many years ago, but my children and husband thought they needed to be used in a pillow fight. Of course they ripped right in the seam. I cut off the edge, and sewed the sides back together. This whole project cost me $30, but what a difference these slipcovers make to the room!

Here is the other side of this room (our library):


Thanks for viewing my little makeover. Now, go on to Between Naps on the Porch to see some awesome before and afters!



tales from an O.C. cottage said...

Looks fabulous! And I want your daughter's dream room too!

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Linda/"Mom" said...

* I LOVE slipcovers (the whites!)~~~ (unfortunately my husband does NOT, sooooo...)~~~ Anyhoo, these are sooo sharp n' crisp n' clean~~~ what a delightful difference!!! KUDOS, kiddo! Linda in AZ *

kimmcl said...

Ooohh, what a beautiful home you have! I love your blog. So glad I found it! I'm gonna have to go back and read some of your other posts. Have a great week! ~~Kim~~

marty39 said...

The slipcovered chairs look so cool and fresh for the summer. What a great idea. I change my LR for a summer look also, and it really lifts my spirits. Love your change. Hugs, Marty

Cass @ That Old House said...

LOVE the slipcovered chairs -- they have lovely "presence" in their fresh summer dresses. :-)

I like this -- love changing things for seasons, or just for the heck of it.

Tricia Anne said...

Oh I like those slip covers! You did a nice job!
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne