Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Slip Covers

Ever have the perfect piece of furniture, but the color or style is not quite right?

I think slip covers are the answer to most any problem. They are durable, you can make them fancy....or not, and best of all you can slip them off and wash dirt away. 

I love that they are so easy to make and design. Even a beginner sewer could whip one up in no time!

I have a little chair in my kitchen that I bought for $2 at a yard sale. I decided she needed a loose fitting dress up...







I found the sturdy cotton duck cloth at another yard sale for 50 cents.


Our piano bench was a little jealous, so I made her a frilly skirt out of a linen blend I found at the very same sale. She is much happier now:).





And on to my next project...

these $2.50 Adirondack chairs that need a little love.



Originally, they were $10 for the set at a local yard sale. The next day they were half price!! Don't you just love bargains?

They are chippy and wonderful, but I am in the process of giving them a good sanding and a coat of white glossy paint. 


They will be a nice addition when our guests are here next week.
Perfect for relaxing on a hot summer day:).

I'll post pictures as soon as they are finished.

Have a great week!

~Julia


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8 comments:

Debby said...

Love the skirts. I am anxious to see how the chairs look when you are finished. Have fun with your guests.

Robin said...

LOVE the slip covers! So cute! I love that style of outdoor chair too. I'm sure they're gonna look gorgeous!!!

Heidi said...

Your slipcovers look terrific, love the flippy skirts on them! The adirondack chairs are great and will look wonderful painted.
I'd love it if you'd stop by for a visit sometime!
Have a great week,
XO
Heidi -- Heart and Home

Stef said...

Oh Julia,

Wow - $5 for a pair of Adirondack chairs? That is awesome! I am super jealous!! And how fun to make slipcovers for some seats - they really have a nice warm look to them!

Your guests are so lucky!

Kimberlee said...

Those chairs are going to look gorgeous in white! Love the slip covers too!!! Very cute!

Rachelle @ Adventures in Creating said...

I agree about the slipcovers- they do make furniture look good. I can't wait to see what you do with the adirondack chairs. I can't believe you got them for such a steal!

cranberry cottage said...

Good job on the slipcovers. The chairs are great. Just the little touch you needed to go with the yardscape!

cestMoi Sandy said...

I had not read this post yet.
For a while I have been thinking of painting our piano bench or making a slipcover.
Thank you Julia for helping me out with this one.
I think I am gonna go for the slip!
Otherwise I would have to paint the piano too.
Not a good idea?

Now at least I know what it will look like.
And I just love the bench in front of all those gorgeous blooms.

Sandy

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