Hello. I’m scared to ask if anyone is there.
I received this text last night from my step-mother…..
Yikes, has it really been that long??? I am happy to be back. I’ve missed this place and have thought about it a million and one times. Thank you for sticking with me.
Recently, I had my old family room chairs slipcovered. I’m very excited that they are done! Now I know how my clients feel when they’ve waited for install day. Fun stuff.
Before I show you the “before” pictures, here is the back story on these little guys. They were just that, little. I needed 2 petite chairs to place by my fireplace for additional seating and since our family room is narrow, finding the right scale was challenging. Then one day my neighbor put these 2 chairs in her garage waiting to be picked up by the goodwill. Of course seeing a couple of distressed pieces of furniture across the street piqued my interest so I asked her about them, and she said, “hey, do you want them?” You know I said, “yes!” and just like Cinderella’s slipper, they were the perfect fit and FREE!!!
If you look close enough, you will see that they aren’t exactly the same. My seamstress, removed the attached backs and made down-filled loose back cushions and reworked the bottom cushions. She also tailored the slipcovers so the arms on each chair would match. (I wanted them to be more like the chair on the left)
And what would a design decision be without agonizing about it forever?!?! I promise there was plenty of that to go around. I ultimately chose a Khaki seersucker by Shumacher. You can see it a little better in this picture……..
I’ve also been working the gallery wall, which is mostly a collection of landscape paintings which I’ve picked up at antique stores. I need just one more small little picture to go on the left to complete it. Oh, so close.
My next big project is selecting a fabric for my sectional sofa slipcover. It will be off-white so I need it to be durable, forgiving and reasonable (I need 40 yards!). That is going to be a bit of a challenge, right? Any suggestions?
THANK YOU so much for stopping by!