upholstery

Photo Inspiration: Upholstered Ottoman

A long time client of mine reached out to see if could make her vision come to life. She had the picture, the fabric picked out and the faith in me and my blossoming interest in upholstery to get it done. So on one of my trips to northern Virginia, I picked up the ottoman,… Continue reading Photo Inspiration: Upholstered Ottoman

Lakehouse, upholstery

Upholstery Is No Joke!

I finally completed my first true re-upholstery project and I can tell you I have a new appreciation for upholsterers. It is no joke! As a professional slipcover maker, there is a certain amount of physical labor that goes into it. You are bending, stretching, on the floor, taking the cover on and off, tucking… Continue reading Upholstery Is No Joke!

Cushions, Lakehouse

Bedroom Benches

I've had these Target benches for over ten years. They were first used as an ottoman in our first lakehouse and then as ottomans in our current lake house. As with most of my furniture, they made the rounds to different rooms when I got the itch to move things around. They would eventually make… Continue reading Bedroom Benches

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)

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

From Good to Better

I can definitely tell it's January.   Once everything is neatly put away for the next ten to eleven months for Christmas, things are looking a little stark.  With this clean slate, you start to reimagine a space and want to fill it with something new.  Everyone is thinking about refreshing, renewing and (applaud)...repurposing. Before… Continue reading From Good to Better

Slipcovers

Furniture Floral Arrangement

This sturdy little side chair came to me in desperate need of a new dress.  Originally an upholstered chair, it sported a very worn and ill-fitted, possibly shrunk, slipcover. My client had already purchased and prewashed the heavy weight and large floral printed fabric, so when I got the chair and fabric, it was ready… Continue reading Furniture Floral Arrangement

Decorating, Lakehouse, Sewing, Slipcovers

Bonus Chairs in Boucle’

I found these two chairs and ottoman for $100 with the intention of slipcovering them for my  soon to be finished bonus room/workroom/she-shed/study/escape room at the lake.  I was looking for matching club chairs that wouldn't be too big but would be comfortable enough to snuggle up on and were in good condition. Almost immediately after I got… Continue reading Bonus Chairs in Boucle’

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