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Ottomans Made New


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.


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


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

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Shelley’s DVD Works


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.


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.


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


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


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


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.


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


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


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


and it is the perfect color orange.


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

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