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

Slipcovers

Wild Update

When I picked up this rocker chair from my client's house to begin work on it, a sweet little girl was curiously laying on it in the hallway where it waited for me to pick up. She told it me it used to be hers when she was a baby (I think she is about… Continue reading Wild Update

Creative Things, family, Sewing, Slipcovers

Ben’s Big Boy Chair

When you think of slipcovers, you typically think of a wingback, club chair, parson chair, side chair, benches, the list goes on.   But let’s think outside the box for just a moment. My grandson was about to turn one and I received an idea for a birthday gift for him.  His sister, Addy, had a… Continue reading Ben’s Big Boy Chair

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

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

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

Decorating, Sewing, Slipcovers

New Look for a New Home

Unlike my ugly gold chair from a previous post, this chair didn’t start out so bad.  It is a well-made, fairly new, comfortable and a fun-printed chair, but in its new home it seemed too bold and wild for the space.  I wanted to create a clean fresh color palette.  In a sincere desire to reuse and repurpose… Continue reading New Look for a New Home