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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Both Slip-covers Are Finished



Here she is in her finery, my second slip-cover.   It turned out a little better than the first one and it did not take nearly as long to make it. 

Before:


After:



The first one took about 18 hours, this one took about 9 hours all together.



Then I made the little vintage inspired pillows, that fabric is so 60's, it just kills me to look at it.  I can see it in my minds eye on a chair much like this one, only the pillow and the chair are in rust colors and I can faintly smell stale smoke.  A family friends home, obviously, not ours. 
I love it, though, it is so retro.



I'm so happy to be finished with it.
I have also finished several other smaller projects, they will give me something to blog about over the next couple of weeks.  
I feel like my little cottage is finally coming together, it's looking like I have envisioned it, for so long.
Finding new colors and painting the walls was the biggest challenge.  I'm very happy with all of the changes in the living room, a new paint job, the fireplace, the rug and the slip-covers.  Next comes the mantel, I won't be doing that, my husband will be, I will be waiting on him for that.

If you feel inspired to make slip-covers for the first time, I would advise you to go to Miss Mustard Seed's blog and watch her entire series starting here:

Video Slipcover Series Part 1 – Custom Piping

 I cannot imagine what I would have done if I had not done that.  There are six parts and they are so very helpful.


Thank you so much for coming by, like many of you we still have Winter weather.  They say when you're handed a lemon, make lemon-aid, so when I'm handed Winter weather, I will go skating!  I'm hoping to do that now that I've completed my slip-covers.

Have a great day and thank you for coming by, my friends, 

Cindy

Such a happy little pair of chairs, now.

44 comments:

Carol Ann said...

Great job on the slip covers! You have a very pretty home:)

Our Country Bungalow said...

These just look so great! Your hard work has paid off; the room is beautiful.
Nice job!
~cathy

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Cindy, the room looks wonderful! You did such a great job on the slipcovers and all the changes you've made in the room are really lovely! I'm looking forward to seeing more of your projects!

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

Wow those came out great and just brighten up the room so much.

~The Boyd Homestead Farm~ said...

They look very nice! You did great job :)

~Trish~

miabellavintage said...

What a difference experience makes! You cut your time in half.

I was also spying your little lamp shade with the blue flower and your little glass thing with the little blue ribbon. You have some very cute touches going on, cindy.

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Wow, they are wonderful, you so beautifully! Thanks for stopping by, I'm now following you on Linky Follower!

Julie Harward said...

So pretty Cindy, looks like a setting from a story book! Now come help me do mine! :)

Betty said...

Cindy, they are just delightful and your room looks like a magazine photo.
You had a vision of what you wanted your room to look like and it looks like you've achieved it! I love it!

Bluebells and Lavender said...

Hi Cindy, they look amazing and so lovely, I'm sure you are glad you finished them! I might have to pop over to that blog you mentioned for some tutorial! Have a lovely week. Sharon

Greet Lefèvre said...

Cindy!! Aren't you proud of yourself my friend! Look at this room now!!! Beautiful!!! Congratulations!! I love the slipcovers!!
xx
Greet

Gail said...

OMGoodness Cindy, you so deserve a day off to go skating....your chairs slipcovers turned out amazing! Everything looks so beautiful with all the changes you have made in the room. Enjoy your day my friend, you deserve it. Gail

Rebecca said...

I'm ready to send MY chairs to you for covering! (Maybe the third would only take 4.5 hours!!!)

They look so cozy sitting on either side of your "new" fireplace. I can imagine your happiness as you see your "dream" become a reality...

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Cindy, they look fabulous!! You really made a big jump in speed! Wow, you took that learning curve to the max. Thanks for the link. I'm still trying to work up the courage to give it a try. LOL! LOVING the way your cottage is looking. You are doing a great job. blessings ~ Tanna

poppilinnstudios said...

Wow, your slipcovers look great! Love the ruffle. I don't think I could sew a slipcover! Have fun skating! :)
-Lynn

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

You have the patience of Job! But oh my! It really paid off. The slip covered chairs are gorgeous! This is just a thought but have you ever thought about putting a big tall mirror over your fireplace? It would look so grand! I absolutely love the arch opening on your fireplace and could see a big arched mirror above it. You have done so many wonderful things to your home, it looks brand new. Amazing!

nannykim said...

Wow I love how it turned out!! I love the snap of color the pillows provide too! IT all looks so lovely--nice transformation.

Elyse said...

Cindy, Thank you for visiting my blog yesterday! Make sure you try the gnocchi dish

I am beyond impressed with your slipcovers! I am taking the easy route and buying one from PB.
Have a blessed day!

http://shabbysweetea.com

podso said...

Love it! What an improvement. And a story to tell of your new room. You really did a great job. Now I'm wondering what you will do with the mantle! And skating! While we're prepping our summer gardens.

rosarod said...

Hi Cindy, the truth is that it has been all so perfect! visit the link and leave us is helpful, but I see it still difficult for me to do so, upholstered furniture look so different, I think a quiet and clean. Hugs, Rose M

Rhonda said...

oh Cindy, this is a wonderful makeover! I really like how the skirts make the chairs "happy"

Your projects always inspire me.

Sue said...

Absolutely lovely!
Enjoy your skate today!!
xoxo Sue

Vintage Gal said...

Love, Love, Love your slip covers~ they are just perfect ~ enjoy your day ;-)

RicKaren said...

Those look so wonderful, and I really love the pillows too!

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

Great job on the slips! Both chairs look great.

Miss Mustard Seed is great! It really helps to see a video of how it's all done. I could never understand the process when it was just a written tutorial.

camp and cottage living said...

Wow, I can't believe the transformation that has taken place in this room in such a short time! I liked it before, but now it is so much fresher and cozier looking.
I look forward to seeing what else you have up your sleeve!

Lorraine said...

I LOVE your slipcovers !!!
I do sew and have a machine, and I do want to sew some covers, but I just have been too lazy !!!!
Lorraine

Karah @ thespacebetweenblog said...

Cindy! These came out so great! I love the ruffle on the bottom. Makes me want to sit by the fire...even though it's 85 degrees here right now. :)
Karah

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

I am in awe. I think for the first time making something like this you did a fantastic job. Your room looks just lovely and I'm so happy that it's beginning to be what you want. You have worked so hard this winter. It's time to relax and enjoy the fruits of your labor! Enjoy your skating outing.

Nancy said...

You did such a great job, Cindy! They really look lovely. Yay!

Hugs,
Nancy

BEACH BUNGALOW said...

Cindy, I wish I could sew. I would slip cover my entire house!

S
xo

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Cindy they look FABULOUS! Great job!

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

Cindy~

your slip covers do make a lovely pair. Great job you did.
I new it wouldn't take as long to make the second one.
Experience makes up half the time!

~Pat

❁Velma ~Down Our Country Road❁ said...

Isn't it amazing how quickly the second round goes once you get the kinks worked out of the first one? ;)
Cindy, your living room is SO warm, cozy and inviting. A wonderful place to sit, relax and enjoy...especially with Winter still on your doorstep. I'll stay indoors and work on a needle project or something and you can go ice skating! LOL

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

You are amaaaaaaaazing! These turned out fantastically well. Go you!!!

And for the second chair only to take 9 hours is awesome. Well done you!!!

Sarahx

Passionate for White said...

Oh how pretty! love the ruffles

Elna said...

You must be proud of yourself, they are lovely.

Hugs
Elna

Shelia said...

Woo Hoo! Your slip covers look great, Cindy! You did a great job! Your hard work really paid off and the chairs look beautiful flanking your fireplace. You've been a little ball of fire with all of your projects! I couldn't help my pun.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

What a wonderful job you did, Cindy! It sounds way too complicated for me. Now your chairs are really for Spring and Summer! They look very pretty and brighten the whole room.

Pamela Gordon said...

Wow Cindy! These slip covers looks gorgeous! What a difference they make in the look of your living room. I really think it made it more cottagey. The cushion fabric is sweet. You are very talented and it all looks beautiful! Hugs, Pamela

Ana said...

What a pretty pair. Your little cottage living room is just lovely.

Hugs and Kisses,
♥Ana

Brittany said...

Cindy, you're amazing! These looks so awesome!!! You have far more patience than I ;) Beautiful, just beautiful!

Chandra said...

Cindy, the entire room looks comfortable and wonderful. I just want to visit! LOL Someone above said it looks like a storybook and I couldn't agree more!

Chandra
http://www.momomod.com
More Modern Modesty

Angie@Echoes of Laughter said...

I am really kicking myself when I look at your beautiful chairs. We got rid of a furniture set here about 4 years ago and part of it was a wing chair which we loved, but it was old & stained. We should have kept it and I should have slip-covered it to put in our bedroom! Darn! Yours look so beautiful Cindy! Angie xo