Slipcovers and Cornices – Before and Afters
I have a lot of catching up to do with my posting, so I am going to show you a couple of projects I completed earlier this summer and will hopefully follow-up with a couple of larger projects that I got done last month. This is the before picture of a Den in a clients home that she was wanting to update.
Here is the after.
The client painted a more neutral color on the walls.
A close up!
We added a few pillows in the same fabrics to tie it all in.
A lovely couple that we know is having a baby, and asked if I could slipcover this rocker, recliner, glider for their nursery. She wanted it in a pale creamy yellow with white piping. My initial response was no! no way! But I started thinking about it.
And thinking about it!
Before I had the actual chair, and just a picture I didn’t really want to do it. But then I went down to my dad’s and what did I see, but the exact same chair sitting in his family room. It had been there for years, but I hadn’t realized it was the same chair(in blue) until I sat in it and a light bulb went off! So I looked at it, took it apart. ( the back comes off). I started forming a plan in my mind on how I would construct it. So I went back home and emailed with a reply, that yes I would do it.
(Sorry for the blurry pictures!)
The slipcover had to be able to move in a lot of different ways.
The seat had to move, foot rest had to come up!
And the back had to lay all the way back.
There is a lot of velcro involved, to hold it in place, and it is made in 4 separate pieces. The back is one piece, and the seat/foot rest is another one. The arms are 2 separate pieces also. Each piece can come off to be washed separately if needed. I ordered the fabric from one of my suppliers (Carr’s Textiles). The fabric is preshrunk already, but I went ahead and washed and dryed it just to make sure there was no shrinkage when she washed it.
We gave it to them as a baby shower gift, even though they wanted to pay for it. I told them they couldn’t afford it! 🙂
That is all for now! Hope to be back soon with some more before and afters!
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