Decorating, Sewing, Slipcovers

From Drab to Fab

I have to admit when I was asked if I could slipcover over these Arhaus chairs, I wasn’t sure it would work. With the attached pillow-type curved back, I knew it would be a challenge.  I took that challenge and was determined to find a solution so that my friend could get updated chairs to… Continue reading From Drab to Fab

Creative Things, Decorating, Organization, Sewing, Slipcovers

March Home Projects

March felt more like winter than February, but nonetheless, spring is officially here!  But with spring comes the urgency to get things done before the lazy hazy days of summer are upon us. I get motivated to clean, organize, sew, and decorate. Check out what’s been happening in my happy place. Cushions, Pillows and Chairs….oh… Continue reading March Home Projects

Decorating, family, Sewing, Slipcovers

Shades of Gray

This busy mom and teacher had a beautiful unique couch that she had purchased before two kids and two pets came along. It has a wood frame with a  neutral colored linen cushions and back.  Thankfully slipcovering the cushions would be a perfect solution to breath new life into the couch, give it a whole new look and… Continue reading Shades of Gray

Creative Things, Decorating, family, Sewing

February Home Projects

What's not to love about February?  It's the reward of a short month after what seems like the longest month of the year. And right in the middle of the month is Valentine's day which just happens to be my birthday.  So yeah, I love February.  It also gets me anxious and thinking about spring next… Continue reading February Home Projects

Decorating, Sewing, Slipcovers

A Sunny Little Chair

This slipper chair looked great before the slipcover but because it sits in a sunroom with lots of sun, the once bright yellow fabric had turned more of a mustard color. My client loves yellow and found a beautiful fabric from Fabrics.com that is rated to withstand 1000 hours of sunlight.  Since it is an indoor/outdoor… Continue reading A Sunny Little Chair

Crafty Things, Creative Things, Decorating, Sewing, Slipcovers

Unusual Useful Upscale

I've slipcovered ottomans, parson chairs, loveseats, arm chairs, side chairs, wingback chairs, benches, and bar stools but never a piece like this!  This was a fun little project that included a little arts and crafts as well. My client brought me this unique piece to recover.  She was envisioning a laundry cart or possibly a… Continue reading Unusual Useful Upscale

Decorating, Sewing, Slipcovers

Coral Cuteness

My client brought me a couple of interesting and challenging projects to work on to kick-start the new year.  She inherited these two great chairs from her grandmother.  Chairs like this are worth the time and effort to update, giving them a new purpose and a fresh look.  They were solidly built and held up well over the years, but… Continue reading Coral Cuteness

Decorating, Sewing, Slipcovers

Cottage Chair Facelift

This cute little cottage upholstered wingback chair came to me with a desperate need for an update.   It was a chair my client had in her stall at the store “Reclaimed” at Smith Mountain Lake.  It just wasn’t selling in its current state.  It was a little dated and very definitely a Victorian shabby chic… Continue reading Cottage Chair Facelift

Crafty Things, Decorating, Sewing, Slipcovers

Room Transformation

(Follow-up from "Inspiration" blog post) Boy have I been a sewing maniac. Once I decided on the colors, fabric and layout of my repurposed dining room, I was off to the races. Initially, I was planning of using the plaid fabric to slipcover the chair, but for $25 a yard and needing at least nine yards for the directional plaid matching,… Continue reading Room Transformation