Thursday, February 25, 2010

All Covered Up at Heart and Home

Hi there! I'm back and just in time for Show and Tell Friday, at Cindy's Romantic Home., and the Remodelaholics Anonymous meeting. Thanks for stopping by, I do appreciate your visit. Thanks also to everyone who participated in Wednesday Gratitude, it's always so interesting to read your insightful and thoughtful posts. I look forward to it every week, and encourage you to join us if you haven't already done so! There are no restrictions on what you want to post, and I love company!

I also want to let you know that I'm excited and honored to be featured today at Julia's fantastic Hooked on Houses. You really don't want to miss her site, but beware: one look and you will be hooked for sure.

Now, some of you may remember this project in the works from a few posts back:

My new little green chair was in need of a slipcover to make it fit in to the decor better, and I'm proud to say I actually finished it! Hurray and thank goodness just in time, because I was getting close to pulling my hair out!

This was not the easiest shape to choose for my first ever slipcover. All those curves and the rolled arms had me scratching my head and pulling out threads more times than I care to admit!.

I did get some helpful hints from out there in the blogging world, and I appreciate the pointers and the comments from you my blogger friends!  But still, I trust you not to look too closely. There are a few trouble spots, but I've redone them so many times I don't think they're going to get any better.
 So I'm just going to call it a day and say this project is  done.

I think the whole thing turned out pretty well considering
 I didn't have a clue what I was getting myself into!

When I found myself in a jam I just took a deep breath and carried on. That seemed to work, because I didn't get too rattled over all my mistakes, like I usually do.

The fabric drop cloths were easy to work with,
and for $9.00 you can't beat the price! 

In a house full of people, a spoiled dog and two cats, a cover that's easy to take off
and wash with bleach is the best kind.
I figure I can't go wrong with fabric that is supposed to absorb paint!
So, now I can cross this project off my to-do list. That feels so good!
I'm going to make a few pillows with the left over material, and then get started on some painting.
Every time I cross one thing off the list, I always seem to add two more!
Do you do that too?

Thanks for visiting, and hey, let me know you were here! Until next time,
Stop by for a visit at Cindy's Romantic Home.
I'm also linking to Remodelaholics anonymous meeting #8.
And a big thank you to Julia, at Hooked on Houses!


vignette design said...

Wow, I'm impressed Heidi! That slipcover looks pretty darn professional. You should be proud!

Stacey said...

Your slipcover looks fabulous! I would love to be able to do that too. Love the look.

Debbie~ said...
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kim said...

Heidi, you did a great job! I would not have a clue how to do that. I really have two chairs I would love to have white slipcovers made for some day.

Hope Filled Living said...

I want to be able to do that! I have given so many chairs away because I didn't know how to make a slipcover!

Debbie~ said...

Oops, I'm not sure what happened to my post, I'm so impressed with your chair and ottoman, I've going to try to tackle a chair and ottoman soon myself and you've inspired me! Yours are gorgeous! If you have a minute come by and visit my S&T, Debbie @ Hann~Me~Downs

Jemsmom said...

You go girl!! That is awesome!

Lora said...

Great slip cover!! I would love to learn how to do that, except that it requires

KarenB said...

I think it turned out great! I've been putting off a similar project for years! No kidding. I just need to bite the bullet and DO IT! NICE JOB!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

You did a great job! Youd did good!

Petite Little Bee said...

Looks great! Thanks for sharing. Cheers, Lia

Riet said...

Hi Heidi. That looks really good. I never dared to do that and I am so impressed with what you did.

Hootin' Anni said...

What an amazing makeover.

I captured a bit of the Irish Lore today in my SHOW N TELL. Do stop by for a wee bit o' the Irish Luck if you can!

Pat said...

You did an amazing job with this! I know I would not tackle something like that, especially for the first time. I hope you've given yourself some accolades for this beautiful accomplishment!

Thanks so much for sharing ~


Sonia said...

Great job Heidi!

I've never made a slipcover and yours looks fantastic!

Ms. Bake-it said...

I am very impressed Heidi! I think it looks great. I would love to make a drop cloth slipcover for my pup's ottoman he loves so much. It sure would be easier to clean than it is now.

~ Tracy

Claudia said...

Heidi, you did such a fabulous job! It looks perfect. I have a chair I want to make a slipcover for and actually tried to do it a few years back. Got frustrated and quit! Hopefully, I will give it a try again.


Cheryl G. said...

What a great slip cover!
Looks amazing to me!

Remodelaholic said...

This is great and so inspiring I have two wing back chairs that I need to get to... Where does all my time go anyway?

Thanks so much for linking up to the party!

too Blessed to Stress said...

So impressed! I have always wanted to recover a large piece of furniture, but was too afraid of the cost. But the drop cloth price has just inspired me :) thanks for sharing!

~ Emily N. from "too Blessed to Stress"

Vintage Amethyst said...

The chair looks amazing, well done.
I would love to be able to do something like this.

::cottage instincts:: said...

It looks completely awesome....I sooo need to make some slipcovers, but I'm up to my neck in other stuff!

Great job for sticking with it. It truly looks fab :)

Denise Marie said...

It is gorgeous. I gotta do the same thing because Sonic kitty has scratched a little too much on 1 I have a little simpler than yours.

Cottage Rose said...

WOW!!!!!!! you did a wonderful job,,, for your fist time!!!!!!!! it sure doesn't look your fist time.... it looks perfect to me,, how proud you must be,,,, congrats. love the drop cloths, I think I will look for some.... have a great week.


Anonymous said...

Hi, you did such a great job!!! I'm trying to slipcover one of my chairs now, it's hard to do.....Kathy

Sandy said...

Great Job!! You have almost inspired me to make one :D You have such a lovely home. You have done a great job with it. Very inviting and warm. Thanks for sharing!!

kim said...

Heidi, I have something for you at my blog!

Pink and Polka Dot said...

impressive! you did a great job!