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« on: December 30, 2009 12:24:55 AM »

This project is actually from last summer! I came across Squint furniture, and who could help but be inspired? My mom bought me this cute slipper chair and I knew exactly what I was going to do.

I bought a million small pieces of some gorgeous upholstery fabrics. Even at lengths 1/4 yd and less, and with a 40% sale, it still cost around $50.

It's technically a slipcover, although the zipper is tacked closed. Still, it is possible to remove the fabric for cleaning if absolutely necessary. I made the base of the slipcover out of an old sheet. Then I pinned and topstitched the "patches." I used 1,500 yds of thread for the satin stitching! It was a very time consuming project, but not too difficult. I'm thinking about using the same process on my sewing chair.

I love all the covered buttons! I got these fabrics as swatches for free, and the fleurs de lis and bees are my favorite.

I gave the chair to my mom when I started traveling, but here's how it used to look in my living room. I also upholstered the violet sateen sofa, made the pillows, painted the two tables, and made the wax screen behind!

There are more photos on my website! http://madebyjulianne.com/?p=100
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« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2009 12:27:05 AM »

oh wow, you are so  talented, that is absolutely gorgeous!

« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2009 05:31:20 AM »

That is gorgeous!  I love the rest of your furniture too

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« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2009 05:50:48 AM »

That chair is awesome!

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« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2009 07:44:36 AM »

I enjoy that chair thoroughly.  I can't wait til I have my own house!

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« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2009 08:33:18 AM »

Let me think how I want to describe this chair... maybe: AWESOME!!!!!

If it had grown up, it would have made a dreadfully ugly child; but it makes rather a handsome pig, I think.
« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2009 08:36:24 AM »

Wow! Your chair totally rocks!
« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2009 09:08:25 AM »

OMG, I love this ( and the coffee table shown in one picture)!! As I mentioned in another post. I have my grandfather's recliner that I was able to get before my grandparent's home was sold after their death. I am afraid to attempt to reupholster it ... too difficult. Love your slip cover technique although it is still too difficult for my level of ability.

Love it ... it definitely rocks!!

OOh, didn't notice the end table before ... great.
« Last Edit: December 30, 2009 09:10:00 AM by CraftyDeJa » THIS ROCKS   Logged

The only purpose of the day job is to buy the craft supplies!! Cheesy  Seriously, I LOVE making personalized crafts. I now have a line of hand-crafted fans and notecards using the Zentangle (R) technique. I have also become a Certified Zentangle Teacher and teach other artforms and techniques.
« Reply #8 on: December 30, 2009 10:47:46 AM »

Wow your furniture looks so fun!!!  You did a great job on the slip cover.  This would be awesome if you knew anyone who did professional upholstry and you could get their scraps for free.  Hmmm, wonder if you could find some in the phone book.....I need a new slip cover for my futon couch and I REALLY don't want to spend much.

« Reply #9 on: December 30, 2009 11:21:01 AM »

Wow, this is AMAZING!! I adore it! So talented! I love the purple couch too, it's fabulous. You did an awesome job  Shocked
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