Console table slipcover and a DIY

Several months ago, I had an inexpensive shelving unit made to provide additional storage in my office.  I had my handyman leave it unfinished and my seamstress made a table cover out of this John Robshaw fabric to hide all of my crap stuff.  It also now serves as printer/copy/fax central.  I love the fact that everything is concealed!!!



I was also in need of a larger inspiration board so I can layout fabrics, samples, paint chips, etc.  I wanted the background to be white and didn’t want the brown cork to show through, so I covered the cork board with blackout lining.  I also knew that I wanted to hang the cork board with rope so I spent some time browsing the rope aisle at Home Depot and this is what I came up with……

I used the rope clamps to make the loops, attached the rope binding hooks to the back of the cork board and simply hooked the cork board through the rope loops.  To attach it to the ceiling, I did the same thing with the rope clamps (made loops) but used the utility hooks and screwed them into the ceiling.  Since this hangs in front of a closet that houses the A/C handler, we need to be able to access it every now and then and the hooks make it easy to remove as needed.


Here is a look at my new chair slipcovers from Ballard’s.  My “plan” is to have them monogrammed with my logo.  Maybe I should set a deadline to have that done, because you know what happens once things are in place.  Things never get finished!

And here are all of my newly folded fabrics.  Much easier to find what I’m looking for!


Have you tackled any good DIY projects lately?  I’d love to share it here on the blog, send me your picture and a brief description to

Have a great day friends.


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  1. nancy
    Posted May 20, 2013 at 12:56 pm | Permalink

    i’m in love with that fabric! and the rug too! great job!

    • Lauren
      Posted May 20, 2013 at 8:27 pm | Permalink

      Thank you, Nancy. That rug is an oldie but I still love it!

  2. Elisa
    Posted May 20, 2013 at 6:29 pm | Permalink

    I love skirted tables these days, especially when they are in a flat pleat. It looks great! I also think the monogram on your slipcovers is a fab idea. I can’t wait to see them all finished.

  3. Karen
    Posted May 20, 2013 at 7:02 pm | Permalink

    Looks great Lauren! Love the fabric you used for the slipcovered shelf unit…so pretty.

  4. Linda @ Calling it Home
    Posted May 20, 2013 at 8:58 pm | Permalink

    I love the nautical look you gave that board by hanging it with the rope. The only way things get done around my home is through a challenge or a move.

  5. Pam @ Simple Details
    Posted May 20, 2013 at 11:25 pm | Permalink

    It looks so functional and just as stylish! Great job, Lauren!

  6. Mary
    Posted May 21, 2013 at 2:02 am | Permalink

    The only DIY I’ve been working on is painting my kitchen cabinets. It’s taking me forever! Have I ever mentioned how much I hate sanding?
    Your table & your board turned out cute. I would give my right arm to go through your fabrics.

  7. Nicole
    Posted May 27, 2013 at 3:42 pm | Permalink

    The whole space looks amazing!!! Love the Robshaw print! I need to fold all my fabric :/

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