Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Slip Covered Chair

I was blessed to have a wonderful stepfather Don.  Don passed away 6 years ago and I miss him terribly!  I inherited a chair that belonged to him and before him it belonged to his mother.  Don had a love of animals and every picture I have seen of his chair from years pass is with an animal of some sort taking a snooze on this chair.  This chair has definitely seen better days, one of the wood arms has permanent teeth impressions from his mothers dog, one of the legs is attached with an "L" bracket...well you get the picture.  I would never think of parting with this chair and I like the flaws/history of this chair.  Something about this chair attracts animals and my cats snooze on it daily.  So every couple years I have to slip cover it.  When I saw the Sew-vivor competition, I knew I wanted to slip cover this chair as my entry.
I didn't take pictures as I worked on this chair, so today there is no tutorial.  Just posting my newly slip covered cat lovin beaten up chair that I cherish.  It's a hard chair to slip cover because there are so many factors like covering the arms and closures etc.  I chose a white fabric and trimmed it out with linen colored welt.
For the closures I used Mother of Pearl buttons.  The fan fold pleated skirt is accented with 1/2" of contrasting linen along the bottom.  I made it just long enough to hide the "L" bracket that holds the leg on but still allows it's curvy legs to show.
Here's a few more pics.
If you have family favorite that has seen better days, slip covering may be a great option.  I plan on doing a couple slip cover tutorials in the near future, so stay tuned for those.
Wish me luck in the sew-vivor competition!!
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  1. I'm waiting on the slipcover tut. My daughter wants me to cover a small French style settee she has. Yikes! I've never covered so much as a parsons chair! ~ Maureen

  2. OMG what a job... I love it...I cross my fingers for the competition

  3. It's beautiful! I am also waiting for the tutorial, since we have a dog and a toddler and all chairs need to be slipcovered at my house!

  4. I love how the chair turned out! Soooo pretty! I would love for you to link up at my party going on right now! (It's my first one!!)


  5. I like the fabric that you used! So glad that you shared it at Things I've Done Thursday!!

    P.S. I launched a great CD giveaway today if you're interested!! :)