I’ve been missing in action this past week.
Just taking a little time off and working on a project.
I want to thank you all for the awesome lampshade advice!
So many of you were so sweet to help me with this lampshade dilemma.
The majority of you thought the new lampshade was a little too small for the base and I agree. I am going to return both of the burlap/linen shades.
Some of you suggested that I cover the white shade, which is something I thought of but a fabric on top of the shade would allow little light in through the shade and I use these lamps for reading.
I am going to do what some of you suggested and keep the white shades and hold out for something that fits.
Once again, so appreciative of all your help!
Now here is what I’ve been working on this week.
I bought a matching pair of these club chairs at GW a few months ago with the idea of slipcovering them.
They are a hideous lovely green velvet underneath. Lol.
It took me about a week to finish this one, with plenty of time off in between for my back to recuperate!
I used my favorite painter’s dropcloth to cover this. Love the look and it fit my budget.
Do you notice the seam in the middle of the seat panel? Didn’t even notice it until I had the seat cover on.
Argh! May do this seat cover over again.
You can see the ladder I got at the antique barn last weekend with hubby, behind the chair. It was 11 feet tall so hubby cut it down to fit my 8 foot ceilings. Really luv these old ladders.
I still have another chair to do! Ugghh.
I think I’ll take some time off before starting it though!
Thanks for stopping by and blessings to you all.
Will be linking up with these ladies:
Metamorphosis Monday @ BNOTP
Twice Owned Tuesdays @ House of Grace
Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays @ Coastal Charm
White Wednesday @ Faded Charm
Wow us Wednesdays @ Savvy Southern Style
Transformation Thursdays @ Shabby chic cottage
Show and Tell Friday@ My Romantic Home
Frugal Friday @ The Shabby Nest
Flaunt it Friday @ Chic on a shoestring decorating
Furniture Feature Friday@ MMS
Saturday Nite Special @ Funky Junk Interiors
Wow, looks beautiful!!! I think the seam down the middle is kind of cute but I know how when things bother you sometimes it's best just to redo it. You did a great job and should be so proud of your chair(s).
Sarah at Finishing Touch Interiors says
I think you did a great job they dont need re doing they look just fine as they are
Every Day Blessings says
Love it and the seam….not a biggie! I know how much work it would be to change it and I don't think it will matter anyway!
Susan @ homeroad.net says
I love your ladder and your slipcovers! I want a ladder next! I just put up old, shutters in my bedroom. 🙂
I think you did a fabulous job recovering your chair! I can't believe it only took you a week – I think it would take me forever! Don't suppose you'll show us the "lovely green velvet" before?
Ticking and Toile says
It looks so AWESEOME!!! Great job girl!
Shanon at Vintage Sparkle Chic says
I love what you have done to this chair! I have a chair I need to recover and this is just the look I am going for. Thanks for the great idea.
gah! it's gorgeous !
Cassie @ Primitive & Proper says
that looks stunning! i love the skirt!
I Love it! It looks adorable, Good job! I didn't even notice the seam. I love the shape and size of those chairs, and with the slipcover they are perfect.
Could you please come make one of these for my chair? 🙂 I've been wanting to make a slip cover just like this! Guess I'd better start with buying the drop cloth! Love your finished project! ~Heidi
I love your slipcover! You did such a fantastic job.
Red Door Home says
Great slipcover and ladder!
You did a beautiful job with your slipcover! I wouldn't even know where to start. It looks great! I love the fabric of the throw pillow in the first photo…so pretty!
Kim I was getting worried about you – real life got in the way right! Marian would be so proud, now just whip out that other one so you have 2 to show for Fri. Well worth the time and effort and pain-in-the-tush! Drop cloths rock.
A Vintage Green says
What a comfortable cosy corner you've made with your slip covered chair. I am guessing the ladder was that great color when you got it – looks old with lots of wear and fits that spot so well.
Hi Kim, the slipcover chair looks amazing. You have such a great eye for seeing the potential in things. I'm quite fond of the floral pillow and the ladder behind the chair is so charming. Did you pick that up at the Aberfoyle market? I have to see if it's close to me…I want to go there!
Your chair looks so good. Drop cloth is great to work with but they do piece it together sometimes. Working around seams can be annoying. I don't think it detracts from the slipcover, but I know how it is when something bugs you.
Petite Michelle Louise says
you did a fine job on the slipcover…seam and all! (wouldn't have noticed it if you hadn't mentioned it…just sayin):) do you bleach your dropcloths??
Michelle @Shellsshabbyshack says
Wow! Your slipcover turned out darling! I love that you used piping and the ruffle is perfect! It just doesn't get any cuter than that! Nice work, Kim! Didn't notice the seam. Just think of it as character 🙂
Hi Kim your slipcover turned out fabulous!! I just used some dropcloth to make window panels I love it! Love the ladder behind the chair, your home is so pretty!! Martina
PS- just became a follower!
You did a fab job…wish I could sew!!!
Slipcovers look awesome! Love the ladder too. Was the piping for the slipcover difficult to do? I get anxiety thinking about doing piping!
Love it wait until you see mine in the kitchen posting soon
A Cottage Muse says
Love it…you are so talented!!
Blondie's Journal says
You did a lovely job, Kim! I didn't even notice the seam. I love it!
Your slipcover looks fantastic! I've always wanted to make one, but I haven't gotten brave enough yet! The ladder is great too!
Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage says
You are amazing! What a beautiful slipcover and with all that piping! It looks so prefect in your home.
Amy Kinser says
GIRL!!!! You did an amazing job!!!!! How many exclamation points can I use?
I think it's beautiful and I wouldn't worry about redoing anything.
That ladder is awesome. I LOVE me some old wooden ladders.
It looks fabulous! I just passed by a chair at GW today for 4.99, maybe I should go back. You could put a row of buttons on your boo boo and it would look like you made it that way on purpose. You did a great job.
Wow! You are really talented! That looks like a difficult project! I am totally impressed! I didn't even notice the seam…..not sure I would even worry about it!! I doubt anyone would ever notice it!!
I love these they are so pretty!
I just found your blog and so glad I did..Let me say I love the blog, I love your home, I love your style and can't wait to see what project you are working on..Have a great week..
High Street Cottage says
This is just beautiful Kim, my friend Loulou did one too, and it also turned out amazing. You girls are so talented, I've not even made a pillow yet, xoxo tami
Wow, that slipcover turned out so well, Kim! Love that ruffly skirt and the cording enhances the curviness of the chair so prettily. I don't sew much, but when I worked on curtains last month, I was surprisingly sore afterwards. Guess I hunch up when I work! Good luck doing the next slipcover–you really nailed the first one.
Ali Richardson says
Gorgeous!! Your whole house is just gorgeous! Great job on the chair 🙂
A Vintage Vine says
Kim, it looks great! I would not worry about the seam, but I do understand. I sometimes finish a project and I immediately see things I want to change! You are very talented and creative!
Little Miss Penny Wenny says
Fabulous! The chair looks fantastic. I'm totally like you, if I notice something i did wrong (even if nobody else does) I have to re-do. I LOVE the ladder you found. What a great idea!
Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow says
Great job, Kim!! I have two here that need slipcovers, too. LOL! I haven't worked up the courage to tackle them.
Just had to come over from the Nester to say how much I love this idea – especially the cute ruffle at the bottom. You have some serious talent!
Beach House Living says
It looks lovely!
you did a beautiful job. love it!
Marina Mott says
You are so talented!! It looks aweseome!! xx
It is beautiful Kim!! I didn't even notice the seam in the middle until you said, I think it will be fine. 🙂 Love the ladder, they are so beautiful.
Hope you are having a great week!!
Wow! Great Job… I once used drop cloth and covered my wing back chair. Alot of work. Very useable fabric. I'm a new follower and have enjoyed going back and visiting each post. Looking forward to the next.
OK, changed my mind…I want to have a cup of tea in that chair!!!!…great job!!!
You could hold up a couple of buttons near that front seam and see how you like it.
That way it could look intentional.
By the way… I did not notice it till you made reference.
I think it looks great. I wish I was that gutsy : )
Amy in CA says
I think you made the right decision about the lamps! 🙂 And now, for the real reason I am posting….that CHAIR! Oh my goodness, I wish you would make one for me! I don't sew, but am in love with the dropcloth "look" and have a very similar chair in our Master. I slipcovered it with a very similar fabric (it's not totally draped, but slightly fitted), but I would have preferred doing what you did. Alas, no talent. Nice job!!
Karen Kelley says
Wow! Great Job! I do this for a living so I know how much time and work goes into it!!! Lots and Lots!!!! If you need a source for inexpensive canvas or denim try " dharma trading .com " You can get yards of fabric for $5 per yard bleached or natural….linen too! I just did all my livingroom furniture in the bleached bull denim for very little money….. I sooo love your home so much insperation!!!! Makes me happy!
I am trying to find the instructions on how you did this slipcover… I LOVE IT it's beautiful… Let me know because I am wanting to slip cover a couch and this style is by far my favorite!
JENNY K. says
What a beautiful slip cover. I recently read about making slipcovers from painters drop cloths. I'm seriously considering it. I'm curious how they wash up. I've got 3 children and they are not one bit concerned about my furniture.
I saw this on Coastal Charm; NICE job!! It's fantastic. Good for you to take the plunge and do it. I've had a drop cloth all prepped to slipcover a wing chair but I'm still mustering up my courage.
Thanks for sharing!
tales from an oc cottage says
S0 VERY awesome!
Hi, the chair looks great! If you don't mind my asking, where did you get the pillow fabric in the first picture, the blue floral? Thank you.
The Hopeless Romantic says
The cover looks great! Im thinking of using this "fabric" myself. Pattie(the shabby chick) is sending me a sample tomorrow. I cant wait!……Bonnie
Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage says
How sweet your chair turned out! And you know, I didn't notice the seam. It just looks beautiful! Looks fab in your room too. LOVE the ladder!
Blue Ridge Altered Art says
You are very talented. That is gorgeous. ~~Sherry~~
great idea! new follower from blog party. would love a visit and a follow back
sweet chair kim…looks great! who knew that dropcloths could look so awesome! ~deb~
FRENCH LAUNDRY says
What a beautiful job you did! Loving the ladder and the ironstone in the background as well.
beachcomber sydney australia says
wow the slipcover looks fantastic! love the whole room. cheryl
I love your ladder and your slipcover looks amazing! Great job! 🙂
What a beautiful chair…looks fabulous in the room, too!
Nice job on the slipcover. Did you watch Miss Mustard Seed's video series before you did it?
You know, I i didn't even notice the seam on the cushion till you mentioned it.
hilary @ the upcycle furniture co. says
it looks awesome… dont do the seat over! great job!
Sugah Beez says
I love the way your slipcover turned out! I have been thinking of slipcovering our loveseat. This gives me such inspiration – thanks for sharing!
Stacey@A Sort Of Fairytale says
so beautiful…i wish i had your sewing skills!!
Cozy Home Scenes says
Great slipcover and I LOVE the pillow. Could you just turn the seat over so the joined area will be on the bottom? At least it wouldn't be as obvious that way. The thing about slipcovers is they aren't going to be perfect, so it would be okay to leave it. Yet if it bothers you, I'd fix it because it will always bother you. Either that or throw a throw over that chair so you don't see it. Really though, I didn't even notice it until you pointed it out, so probably the only person who will ever notice it is you. Hope that helps.
About Vintage French Hen says
Fantastic! I have a GROSS green chair myself that I would love to attempt to recover. Then if THAT turns out I also have the ugliest couch in America to tackle. Thanks for the inspiration. Marcia
Kristy Carberry says
I have to learn to sew! Period! I am about to buy two chairs that need to be recovered, but I would so settle for a slipcover if I thought I could tackle it! Your chair is great!
Your slip covers are dreamy! Don't do that seat over again – it looks great! So sorry to hear about your back pain. I'm a little behind on my blog reading.
Laurel @ Ducks in a Row says
I've made a couple of slipcovers and know how tricky they can be! Your chairs look fantastic!
fitty's pinky rose cottage says
job well done! love the slip covers and the ambiance of your living room is just comfy! love white against blue wall..
Tammy@Beatrice Banks says
Wow! You did a fabulous job! Looks beautiful!
The Rusty Bucket says
I've always wanted to do a slipcover of this magnitude. You did a great job! Maybe you could layer a sweet little quilt just so, a little askew to hide the seam. It would bug me too but your wise to let it go at least until you have nothing better to do.
Thanks for the inspiration!
Kim @ Savvy Southern Style says
Kim, what a fabulous slipcover. If I knew how to do that I would cover two chairs in my sun room. Thanks for joining WUW.
Kate @ Chic on a Shoestring Decorating says
What a pretty slipcover from a dropcloth, can't believe it! Thanks for linking my Flaunt it Friday party, I'm featuring you. Please stop by and grab an "I was featured" button if you'd like. 🙂
I don't envy you making slipcovers. I have made a few and though I like to sew I have to say they are my least favorite thing to make. Yours is lovely! Happy Saturday. Come for a visit.
Lisa's Creative Home says
The chair came out beautiful! Love you blog! I am going to have to be your latest follower:)
Great find in the ladder too!
Liz Marie says
Love these!! I am featuring them on my facebook today (Liz Marie Blog Facebook Page) I want to make these!!! You did an amazing job!!! xx Liz Marie
Angie @ Thrifty Like Me says
I love Love LOVE your blog girl! This is now one of my faaaavorites! New follower!
Renew Redo says
Wow! That looks great! Love it!
Oh my Kim, truly amazing! You really did a beautiful job!
Joy @ Thrifty Parsonage Living says
Your chair looks great! I'm in the process of reupholstering two wing back chairs.
Glenda @ Magnolia Bend Drive says
It looks really great. Love the ladder too.
Really love your chair…well done!
I have just been bitten by the slipcover bug and have completed two chairs so far. It is rewarding to stand back and smile when you have finished one. I especially love the money we save by doing it ourselves.
Enjoy your weekend
Hi Kim! I just found your Blog through -Pink and Polka Dot- I love your Slipcover it looks Amazing. I also have two rounded club chairs to recover and I have a question for you, how did you do the back part on the inside? You know the part behind the pillow:) I have struggled so much with trying to make it look right. I would so much appreciate maybe a picture of that part just to get an idea of how you did it. Thanks so much! And Thanks for Posting your Awesome Slip! Amanda-
Wow! Your chairs look beautiful. I love the ruffle along the bottom and you did a fabulous job with the seam cording!
SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime says
Hi, Kim! I'm admiring all the creativity in your blog so can you please share them at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop? You can find us here: http://www.homemakeronadime.com/2011/05/creative-bloggers-party-hop-050111.html.
Your slipcover looks wonderful. It does not look like a drop cloth. I love it!
Your new follower
The Whimsical Wife says
jealous that you have finished one…. i have two to go! eek! You did a great job. Gives me confidence that i can do it!
Hi Kim, You know I love this chair….
~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ says
Really Sweet. I've got a chair here that needs a cover. You're making work for me girl!
Courtney ~ French Country Cottage says
So gorgeous~your slipcover is wonderful! Love it. 🙂
Melanie W says
Hi Kimberley just found your blog LOVE IT! I am ALSO from Ontario-on facebook as Rustic Ruffles~Melanie
Atelier BE says
Just love it! I was wondering if you bleached the DC? And did you get it at Lowes or HD? xx
Kelli Morton says
I love it!!