*I apologize for the "Valentines Post" that was erroneously sent this morning. I cannot explain, either my error or google. Either way it is far to early for Valentine Posts.*
I may have hinted at a slipcover for my worn chair several weeks ago. I had completed the ruffled ottoman, but several other easier projects had taken precedence. Well, now I can finally say the chair looks, I think fabulous. The old chair had several "fittings" lots of ripping out thread and starting over, but it was well worth it, the best part being, a mere one hundred dollar makeover with a gorgeous slub linen fabric. I did learn alot from this project, which I will be sure to fill you in on later, but at this point I wanted to show you all the finished product. I opted to use no piping for this slipcover, but I did need to reinforce my stitches with a decorative Zig-Zag pictured below. (See the other slipcover project~that one had piping). I guess I wanted the Restoration Hardware look for the chair and ottoman~Look below for a picture of their product. The fabric may not be the most practical. I guess I am not sure how well it will wear and obviously it is not a slipcover I can throw in the wash and put back on the chair...So Dry Cleaning may be the way to go although I could probably just dab with a wet cloth and coat the fabric with a stain resistant spray.
The arm of the chair was probably the most challenging to slipcover and fit perfectly. I just could not get the correct curve of the arm. I must of tried least two times, before I sewed a decent curve. Slipcovers, my friends are time consuming.
Below is a picture of the arm detail with the decorative stitch, that really serves more as a binder than a pretty detail.
My home looks nothing like Restoration Hardware. We really don't have much industrial elements to our home and I do like a little color splashed here and there. I do, however, love the linen fabrics and tufted furniture they offer. It looks very comfortable, inviting and casual, don't you think?
It was this comfortable, neutral look that I wanted for our chair and I think I achieved it.
This was my small pile of linen scraps. I think I might need to use them for my next bunting project.
Thanks, my friends for reading this blog today and following along. Have a fabulous rest of the weekend.
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