Cushions, Slipcovers

Sleeper Sofa Makeover

Most of us have had a sofa sleeper at one point in our lives and maybe still do. They are handy for the extra sleeping option for overnight guests, especially for kids who don't mind that bar in the middle. We had a forest green sofa sleeper for years. It was comfortable as a sofa… Continue reading Sleeper Sofa Makeover

Cushions, Slipcovers

Striped Chair & Pattern Matching

This chair was a fun challenge.  I often have to ease my way into a chair....to get into the "zone".   I start this process by inspecting the fabric for flaws and design, making the cording, cutting the pieces for the chair, loading bobbins of thread, getting my tools gathered in the different work areas, writing… Continue reading Striped Chair & Pattern Matching

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

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

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

Slipcovers

Connections

This week I had the opportunity to attend the Custom Workroom Conference in Concord, NC. One of the biggest challenges you can face as a new workroom in this field is training and support. There was a time when workrooms did not necessarily want to share tips and tricks in fear that they would be… Continue reading Connections