Monday, September 12, 2011

Slipcover and Side Table Projects

I really want to get this slipcover done tomorrow!  Started early this morning~~using up a huge stash of $5.00 muslin curtains for this project~~sort of a "piece work" as not all the pieces are exactly same whites~~but, I love the way it's turning out.

Tomorrow I'm finishing the pleated hem.  

My recent purchase of a $7.00 side table has been lightly sanded~~it's getting painted tomorrow too.
I'm trying to decide on some fall~looking fabrics for this room: Next up~~chair pillows and found these photos from Pottery Barn~~my inspirational color scheme~~

Above:  Pottery Barn curtains~~~

I love the colors in the above panels~~I want to find something similar to this color scheme/pattern and make only wide "side borders" to my curtains which are white.  This pattern is "too much" overall for my room~~but, using just a border to each panel would add some nice color and dimension to the windows.

And I love these PB pillows: I think I can duplicate the look for my chair.  These colors match my rug in this room and will look great for autumn~~the black china cabinet off to the side tones down all the white/neutrals.  I'm thinking the rust and aqua pillows will be pretty to this big old chair.

Sending my projects over to these parties:


  1. I love your color scheme. The window panels are gorgeous!

  2. I so love your slipcover! Wish I was that handy, a seamstress I'm not :(

    I bought a side table that looks just almost like yours.....I need to paint mine also!

  3. WOW, your slipcover is coming along beautifully. Oh, how I wish I could figure out how to make one. The colors in the window panels are gorgeous!
    Marianne :)

  4. The cover is looking good. I need a big dose of ambition to make mine! I have everything else at home. Wish it came in a bottle at the store.♥♫

  5. What a great color scheme and I think you're so brave tackling that chair!

  6. Your color scheme is just gorgeous and your chair cover is looking great! Love the pleats you're adding to the chair. I'll be following along to see it all finished.

    Enjoy your day,

  7. Your chair is looking beautiful already.I'll be back to see it when it's finished.


  8. Love your color choices and your slipcover. I'm impressed that you're slipcovering... I really should learn to do that, but I'm always afraid I'd make a huge mess. Lookin' good.

  9. I can't wait to see it all finished...I love the colors!

  10. That chair is going to be gorgeous, I just love the bones of it! Those curtains balance it perfectly!

  11. Your slipcover looks so nice, I wish I could take time to do the same it will definitely help save $$$. Thanks for sharing pillows also, I absolutely love them.