While I was
wasting time working on Pinterest I came across this website http://www.pinkandpolkadot.blogspot.com/ . So this person made a slipcover for a chair and used a painter's tarp which she got at Home Depot. Big, cheap, right up my alley. I kept looking at my chair in the kitchen/great room and realized that this chair was causing me stress. This is one of the ugliest patterns I have ever seen. Really angry tulips.
Home Depot here I come. Spent $70 on two tarps 9 x 12. Gary took them into town and washed and dried them (He is a sweetie like that). The material turned out much softer but still strong and a lovely off white color. They have a seam down the middle but I ended up with plenty of material. I probably used 1 1/2 tarps for the chair and ottoman--maybe a little less.
I also bought the "Lazy Girls Guide to Slipcovering" from the same website. Not so much because I couldn't do without it but I needed the confidence boost.
Had to do some creative piecing in front of the arms but I figured that the seat cushion would hide it all. Pinned and sewed, ripped out seams and resewed for 4 days!
Reused the zippers from the old cushions.
Arm covers so I can wash them without taking off the entire slipcover.
See? Most of the crazy piecing is covered.
And after that the ottoman was so simple!
I am thrilled I don't have to look at that angry fabric anymore! YAY! It's certainly not perfect. I had made a run to Joanne's Fabrics for the piping ($60.00 for 17 yds plus a seam ripper which got a lot of use) and they didn't have enough so I had to make do. The backs of the cushions don't have any and the back of the chair either. But from here I love it! And I'm eyeing the couch...
you're genius.... and I laughed out loud over the "really angry tulips" bit.ReplyDelete
I am DEEPLY impressed! Bravo, Cait!ReplyDelete
LOL angry tulips....ReplyDelete
WHAT a FANTASTIC job you have done here, LOVE the chair slipcover.. great work, belongs in a pottery barn catalog!...
It makes such a difference. I did a chaiselongue like that and it looks much better and doesn't get dirty. :-)ReplyDelete
Oh my goodness Cait, the chair & ottoman are wonderful!!! You did an amazing job - love how they came out!!! Good for you to tackle such a huge project - what a great feeling of satisfaction! I love you, MaureenReplyDelete
What a great project! congrats!ReplyDelete
What an amazing transformation - great job! I had to laugh at the 'angry tulips' ;o)ReplyDelete
You did a great job on this chair. I think this is fit to my condo. :)ReplyDelete