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:

chairbefore

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

chairafter

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):

librarycurtain

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

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6 comments:

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.
Cass

Tricia Anne said...

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