Friday, July 9, 2010

Beach Inspired- a before and after slipcover project

So, after staying in the cutest beach house, and touring some awesome homes in Carillon and Seaside last week, my friends and I were super motivated to work on our homes.

I had planned on making a slipcover for my family room sofa and loveseat for years. I've had the canvas (drop cloth from the paint dept. that everyone in blogland is using), sitting in my studio for at least a year.This past week, with some dreary weather, I was finally able to work on the loveseat. It's not the best slipcover job, but it will do. I should have made a pattern like I normally do, but I went ahead and just cut the fabric on the loveseat. I think it would have taken less time in the long run had I made a pattern. Instead of putting in welting like I normally do, I just topstitched the seams to give it a finished look, and at the same time keep it casual.

Here is a before. It is a good look for Winter, but I wanted a change:
After (it's a bit winkled, I haven't ironed it yet). It's a looser fit than I normally do, so I may just have to get used to the wrinkles:

I love the new look this slipcover has given the family room. It really brightens up the room, and now I can add any pop of color I want in here! Now, I just have to work on the bigger sofa on the other side of the room.....

Have a great weekend everyone!


marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Great slipcover. I love the new look. Hugs, Marty

Pink and Polka Dot said...

love your slipcover! you did a great job!