I found this chair over ten years ago at a consignment shop and have had a love-hate relationship with it ever since. I love it and my husband hates it. Or at least he did.
With the mini-makeover of my lake house basement master bedroom and in conjunction with our ongoing downsizing and merging of household items, I tagged this piece for that room. The green and red stripe Ethan Allan chaise style chair and ottoman would be perfect for it with a new slipcover.
I decided to use a bleached drop cloth mainly because it was handy, cheap and I needed a lot of fabric. I wanted something that was bleachable, washable and replaceable in case I needed to redo the seat cushion.
The back features two short side zippers for easier removal over the large scrolled back. I added a little functional detail by sewing on frog-closures to the pleats on the chair and ottoman. I love the touch of nautical look it gives the chair and ottoman.
This chair is a prime example of an excellent piece to slipcover. It has great construction, simple lines, highly functional and a new purpose and home.
What a great place to put your feet up on, read a good book or take a nap. I think my husband likes (and maybe even loves) it now. Stay tuned for the complete room makeover. Just a few finishing touches and it’s ready to go!