This was a very productive weekend for me! I got so much done! I re-upholstered two chairs, made 2 slipcovers and a set up curtains! I have so much to post about this week! I usually try to write all my posts on Sunday night so that the rest of the week, I can focus on homeschooling, my kids and projects. Tonight I have too many projects to write the posts for - - so it’s looking like I will have to be writing some tomorrow night!!
The first project I’m going to share with you is actually a pretty fun one I worked on this weekend. I had two of these chairs that I used in our previous house, but they just are not the right color, size and shape for my decorating style here. So, I decided that I would show you how re-upholstery and slip-covering can change the look of a piece of furniture.
First, a simple re-upholstery.
The back rest of the chair simply takes two pieces of fabric, so there isn’t a lot of work involved here either!!
A simple clean lined re-upholstery, but the black and white toile completely changes the look of the chair without changing the shape.
Second, a slipcover.
The back is completely fitted with a Velcro closure under the backrest. Cording was added to define the shape of the back.
The seat cushion is a little bit trickier than re-upholstering. Making the cushion fitted is nearly impossible, but by adding a skirt, the shape is defined.
The skirt has deep pleating all the way around. It completely changes the look of the chair, giving it a graceful, girly feel!
So, which one do you prefer? The clean look or re-upholstery or the new girly shape of the slip cover?
Maybe seeing them in use will help you make your decision!!
Or maybe just my little man showing off his muscles? :)