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Ottomans Made New

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Here was Ann’s Ottoman.  It has been well loved and now that she has new furniture, she wanted a little makeover so that it would match and be almost new again.
We cut off the original skirt so that it would lay a little flatter.

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A coordinating chenille goes well with the piping which is the actual fabric of her new sofa.

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We did two of them.  A new look for an old piece.

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Shelley’s DVD Works

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My brother has been deployed to Afghanistan and his family lives in Alaska right now.  Afton, his wife is amazing . . . and very busy.  They bought a sofa and loveseat set from the apartment complex I managed, when they were first married.  They are ready for a change – just something to extend the life of this furniture until they are finished in Alaska. 

A slipcover seemed to be the perfect solution, but, it’s costly to travel to Alaska, and Mom was going anyway to see that sweet little baby, so she and I combined our efforts.  I made the cushion covers, helped with piping and planning, and sent Mom on her way with Shelley’s DVD.

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I think Mom did a great job.  She said the DVD was a lifesaver. 
The Alaska pillow was made by my sister, Malerie, by the way.  It’s in our blood.

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This brown twill is nice and durable for those cute little kids and the contrasting piping makes it a little more interesting.  Thank goodness for the DVD.

Maybe I have a new assistant, right mom?

Update: Kirsten’s Slipcovers in Her Room

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Kirsten sent me pictures of her chairs with pillows she has made for her living room.

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The natural twill looks so great with the red, don’t you think?

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The piping and knife-edge pleats give these simple, yet elegant chairs just the right touch.

Polka Dot Barrel Chair

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A friend gave me this barrel chair for my basement.  The fabric wasn’t what I had in mind, but the I liked the shape of the chair and it was solid.

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With a vision, I decided on a fun fabric – perfect for a teenage hangout.
Premier Prints Dandi Dots in Sweet Potato.

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The half-circle ottoman is the perfect companion for this chair.

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I love how the natural piping stands out against the sweet potato,

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and it is the perfect color orange.

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I really like the details on this chair – it will look perfect with a charcoal sofa, don’t you think?

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