cushions, Slipcovers

Special Delivery (A Tale of Two Chairs)

Well, this was a first (and hopefully the last) type of experience in delivering a finished slipcover. With the Coronavirus on the rise, the "normal" way of doing business suddenly got turned on it's head and forced us all to look at our processes a little differently. More on that later, but now on to… Continue reading Special Delivery (A Tale of Two Chairs)

Lakehouse, Organization, Slipcovers

He Shed…She Shed

When we bought our lake house three years ago, the room above the garage was filled with all of our Christmas decorations, water toys, and stuff we just needed to go through and purge.  It was pretty much out of sight, out of mind. Our goal was always to have a space that I could… Continue reading He Shed…She Shed

cushions, Slipcovers

Cushions: Fit, Foam & Fabric (Are You Ready for Spring?)

Winter is pretty much behind us, with the exception of a few days here and there that seem to remind us that it has technically a few more days left.  But the warm days forecasted in the future and the calendar officially turning to March certainly has us all thinking about getting ready for outdoor… Continue reading Cushions: Fit, Foam & Fabric (Are You Ready for Spring?)

Slipcovers

Bedroom Nook Chairs

I wanted to share with you a couple of chairs I recently finished for a client. These two chairs were positioned in a sitting area in her master bedroom. The chairs were in perfect condition, had beautiful curvy lines but the color just didn't do it for the room or her modern farmhouse look. Before… Continue reading Bedroom Nook Chairs

family

A Reflection on True Love

Before I get on with my story, I was surprised I actually learned something new this past Sunday, February 2nd. In addition to being the much regarded Ground Hogs Day, it was also was Candlemas, forty days after Christmas and the day Jesus was presented at the temple by his parents. All of the liturgical… Continue reading A Reflection on True Love

Slipcovers

Brushed Denim Slipcovers

Stacked on top of each other in the back corner of a garage and saved for another house, another time and another space, these two arm chairs were ready for a fresh and classic update. The very sturdy original chairs were upholstered in a gold paisley fabric that was thread barren on the arms. They… Continue reading Brushed Denim Slipcovers

Decorating, Slipcovers

Pretty Parsons

We all have it (or had it)...the gold and maroon furniture. Though these colors still can have a place in our homes, the trend tends to be towards colors and textures that are more natural looking, in subtle tones such as the muted tans, creams and blues. If you find yourself painting your rooms with… Continue reading Pretty Parsons

family, Intentional Living

FOCUS

It's 2020! I woke up to this beautiful sunrise at the lake on New Year's Day and couldn't help but marvel at this beautiful life and what the past decade has brought us...graduations, weddings, grandchildren, career and location changes, challenges and opportunities, love and loss. This new year and decade has such a nice ring… Continue reading FOCUS

window treatments

Cornice Classics

I met Leslie by referral. She had heard I sewed from her neighbor and wanted to know if I could make her a couple of cornices for a guest bedroom. Actually, you don't have to know how to sew in order to make a simple cornice. If you have a saw and a good stapler,… Continue reading Cornice Classics

cushions, Slipcovers

Bull Denim Slipcovers

Carolyn drove a long way to bring me her Ethan Allan couch, chair and ottoman. Though in perfect condition structurally, the fabric was showing signs of wear and needed some attention. She wanted a new casual look and definitely liked the idea of washing the covers to keep them fresh and clean. Before pictures....Ethan Allan… Continue reading Bull Denim Slipcovers