Friday, January 1, 2010

Inexpensive Slip Covered Chairs

I love to sew and have been sewing since I was 7 years old,  making clothes, curtains, pillows, you name it I like sewing it. Well maybe one thing I don’t like to sew is slipcovers, can you say never ever ever again. While they turned out great, it’s just such a tedious process making the exact fitting pattern and crossing your fingers once you’re done hoping it all works and hoping you didn’t waste money on fabric. I will so be paying someone next time to do this.
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I bought the matching chairs for 10.00, the fabric was very dirty and stained but structurally they were good. I steam cleaned the old fabric just so I could feel like they were somewhat clean underneath.

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I painted and distressed the wood and used fabric that had a linen look to it, I think I paid around 2.50 a yard at Wal-Mart. So for under 25.00 bucks I have 2 cute Shabby Chic looking matching chairs.
I’m linking to Miss Mustard Seed    Furniture Feature Fridays

and linking to The Thrift Home

17 comments:

  1. Love the chairs!! and the table between them. I slipcovered my couch about 8 years ago. It has held up nicely and we have liked it. I really am ready to change some things but I am having night sweats about doing another slipcover!!! I know exactly how you feel...but you did an awesome job!!!

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  2. I think they look really good! They look so much more than what you spent on them. I know the time sewing is priceless, but you should be proud at how well they turned out. Happy New Year.

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  3. I love that linen looking fabric from Wal-Mart. I use it often and it really does add that natural look at a raction of the cost. These chairs have a beautiful shape and you really gave them a new life.

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  4. I think they turned out really nice! Love the shape of the chairs. Have to agree-slipcovers are a pain!!! At least you covered them in a nice neutral so they won't need to be updated for years!

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  5. Your chairs look wonderful! I haven't tackled slipcovering as of yet, but I think I might try. You have inspired me.

    Sissie

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  6. They look great! I too love to sew, but the thought of slip covers intimidates me! Way to go!

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  7. Beautiful job! New to your blog and I'm enjoying looking around.

    Your living room is lovely. Love the pops of blue. I love the desk corner.

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  8. love the chairs! love, love the pillows! really, i love it all! thank you for stopping by my blog today and commenting on my high chair. i have been following along since your first post, but am not sure i commented yet. but, i have to tell you-you had me at aqua!

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  9. Your chairs came out lovely....I also agree with you about the sewing (i love to sew everything but slipcovers!) You did a wonderful job. Happy New Year

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  10. Very nice. I love the shape of the back. Chairs are always fun.

    www.dirksendabbles.blogspot.com

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  11. You did a great job. I said the same thing about my first (and last) slipcover a few years ago. . . "never again". But now, I'm tempted to try again. I think the frustration of making slipcovers is a lot like childbirth. It hurts like the dickens, but you forget about the pain and enjoy the reward.

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  12. Those look really great. I have recovered a couch and a couple of chairs and have vowed to never do it again. It takes a lot of work and you do have to be exact. Yours look professionally done.

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  13. These came out FABulous! I have a similar chair that needs to be slip covered has the same lines, I wish this were a tutorial!

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  14. What a treat to have found your blog this morning.

    My daughter needs pull-over chair covers done for dining room chairs.

    Any suggestions?

    Your blog is wonderful-

    Laura

    www.whitespraypaint.blogspot.com

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  15. Hi there,
    I tried to find your blog when you followed me. It wasn't there. I came over from Angie's slipcover party, and here you are. The chairs are perfect. Just wonderful.
    Kelly

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