Wednesday, March 30, 2011

slipcovered wingback

Remember my teaser from the other day?


Well, I finally lugged her down the stairs so I could get some pictures :)

Here she is! 
 My slipcovered wingback!


Some close ups of the piping and arms.



My favorite part is still the skirt.


I used Miss Mustard Seed's tutorial.  It was such a great tutorial, I highly recommend looking at it even if you're doing something other than a wingback.  It really wasn't difficult to do, and only took a few days of working during Izzy's nap times to complete.

Breakdown of the project:
  • 9x12 painters drop cloth (8oz) - $20.00
  • cording to make piping - $8.00
  • chair - FREE!
$28.00!!!


Added bonus is that I have enough leftover materials to make a slipcover for an ottoman!

Now I just need to find her a home in my house.  Preferably without having to take 'ol girl back up the stairs :D

Linking up to these fabulous parties!






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63 comments:

  1. Wow! You did a fabulous job! Slipcovers totally intimidate me and I have a chair that I'm dying to make one for, but I'm too chicken!

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  2. Wow! That turned out great! You should be so proud of that slipcover.

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  3. Wow this is beautiful!!
    I love love the skirt!
    You did an amazing job!!

    Pamela :)

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  4. You amaze me. Did you make that pillow too? And did you get new curtains? We are moving in.

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  5. That looks so good. I wish I could sew like that.

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  6. Get out... that is so fun! I love it, and the drop cloth is so durable. Yeah for you!

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  7. Your slipcover is divine! I too love the skirt the best. TFS!

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  8. Love this! I'm inviting you to link to my Delightfully Inspiring Thursday Party. http://delightfulorder.blogspot.com/2011/03/delightfully-inspiring-thursday-party-5.html
    DaNita

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  9. oh my...those pleats make me swoon! you did a great job and i can't wait to feature you on friday!

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  10. Wow. That looks wonderful. It's a beautiful chair now!

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  11. You did such an amazing job on this slipcover....must better the I could ever do! Thanks for linking up to my link party!

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  12. You did such a good job! It is beautiful

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  13. great job! I love the painter's cloth idea! Fabric can be so much more expensive!

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  14. Shelley, this turned out fantastic! I watched MMS's tutorial and I don't even have anything to slipcover, it was good! I would also like to add, I love your chipper (I just ordered some in yellow) drapes and the chevron ruffle pillow, very nice!

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  15. this is fabulous! i am so inspired and so grateful there is such a sweeet spirit of sharing in blogland. you go!

    come visit anytime!

    michele

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  16. this looks amazing!! just found your blog from Simple Home Life link party...great job!

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  17. Fantastic job!! I'm going to tackle my wing back now!

    Thanks,
    Kaye

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  18. Love this! It looks just awesome! I really want a wingback chair for my living room but all I've seen is ones with not so pretty upholstery or really $pricey$ ones. I try and keep it thrifty in the house so spending a bunch of mula on one chair is not something I want to do. And reupholstering something is a lil much for me right now. This is AWESOME! I'm going to keep my eye out for a wingback chair and then whip out my sewing machine!

    Did you follow a pattern or did you make one?

    -Andrea
    bluelacehouse.blogspot.com

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  19. WOW, beautiful! That skirt is divine! i love the fabric too!

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  20. Beautiful slipcover! Well done.

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  21. That looks so good! Like it was sewn by a professional. Great work!

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  22. It looks so fantastic! Simple and elegant but not stuffy. Love it!

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  23. Your chair looks great. I made a wingback cover this week and I am working on the 2nd of the pair this weekend using the same tutorial and it makes it so much easier. I have a question though, is the drop cloth stiffer to work with? I used cotton twill for mine and I am hesitant to use the drop cloth.

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  24. I am just amazed at anyone who can do this. You did a fabulous job. Gorgeous!! It seriously makes me want to search craigslist for a wingback right now. :0 Have a great weekend.

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  25. Shelley this is absolutely STUNNING. I have a wingback chair I got a month ago off the curbside and it's been sitting because I couldn't decide if I should slipcover it or reupholster it. I think you just convinced me to slipcover it, I think. LOL. I'd love to have you link this to my VIP party today! http://designergarden.blogspot.com/2011/03/vip-party-9.html

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  26. Absolutely LOVE it!! What a fantastic job you did- it looks amazing now!! Well done- thanks for sharing at FNF! :)

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  27. So, are you a natural or have you done this before? I've heard about MMS's tute. I'm going to have to take a look. I know it's not terribly hard once you get passed the procrastination. It's just a big puzzle. Although I have to admit, yours looks absolutely flawless. And the details! Fastastic job!
    -Bethanie

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  28. Shelly, Would you post your own tutorial on the wingback how to? I have a wingchair ready to go. And what is MM's tutorial? Please let me know...thanks!

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  29. This is really beautiful!!! You did an amazing job...I've been hesitant about making my own slipcovers, but I just may be motivated to try now...thank you!!!

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  30. What a stunning makeover!!!! You've inspired me! I'm sharing your makeover on my blog this week! :)

    http://casabellaproject.com

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  31. What an after. I need me some drop cloths for my poor toddler-ruined sofas...

    Lovely, really!

    Thanks for linking up to Creative Juice!

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  32. This is gorgeous! I have a chair in my bedroom with a similar slipcover and I LOVE it. Unfortunately I had someone else make it because I do not have the skills. I am amazed at people who do! Very nice.

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  33. Beautiful Shelley, I love your curtains and pillows too. Great job. winks-jen

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  34. fabulous makeover! Love the black and cream pillow! Now following you!

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  36. Hello Shelley,

    Absolutely A...to the Amazing!!!!

    I love the crisp pleats...well done!

    Thanks for your sweet comments on my blog.

    janet xox
    http://theemptynesy-janet.blogspot.com/

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  37. You did a fantastic job!! I'm sending my mom this link b/c she's working on an identical chair now. I want one!! JenT

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  38. this is just awesome! there may be hope for me yet! ;) I saw this at NFT party, if you'd like to join me, I have a party every Wednesday called Transformations and Treasures- I'd love for you to link this up! Have a great week!

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  39. Thanks for stopping by. The chair is spectacular! Love the colors in the room. Making me regret selling a pair of wing backs this winter.

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  40. Such a gorgeous gorgeous slipcover. You have me totally inspired!

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  41. I love what you did with your chair!!! Great job!!! I love your blog! I am now following you! I hope you will drop by my blog sometime and follow me!! :-) I am participating in my first "Before & After" with Thrifty Decor Chick!
    Looking forward to getting to know you!
    ~~~rhonda~~~
    My before & after:
    http://bit.ly/hFEJgJ
    Follow me on Twitter: Twittle__Dee

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  42. Visiting from Thrifty Decor Chick....your slipcover is amazing! What a beautiful, professional, job!

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  43. I am so super impressed. I want to try a slipcover soon. Thanks for sharing at my Swing into Spring party.

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  44. Thanks for leaving me the info on the slip cover! I can't wait to try it! =D

    -Andrea
    bluelacehouse.blogspot.com

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  45. OK.
    Could I really do this?
    How easy is easy?
    I have a wingback that needs a slipcover.
    Yikes!
    It looks amazing!

    Laura
    White Spray Paint

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  46. WOWZERS! That looks FABULOUS!
    I would LOVE to have you link up to my PARTY! WHASSUP WEDNESDAY!!

    And I have a party button you can grab and put on your blog so your friends can come too:)




    *ENTER LINKY PAR-TAY Here! *

    xoxokara

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  47. great job!!!! im so going to try this soon!

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  48. This is so beautiful! You have totally inspired me! I love how your looks.

    I was wondering if you would like to come do a special guest post about this at Remodelaholic? Let me know and I will get the specifics to you!

    Thanks,
    Cassity

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  49. I love this and featured you today. Come over and grab my button if you'd like.
    http://delightfulorder.blogspot.com/2011/04/delightfully-inspiring-thursday-party-6.html

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  50. You did an amazing job. You should really be proud. It's beautiful.

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  51. What a great job! I'm bookmarking this!

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  52. Your chair looks amazing. I'm in the process of reupholstering a wing back chair. I'm doing it in an ivory duck fabric.

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  53. Stopped over from Miss Mustard Seed. Lovely slipcover!

    Michi

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  54. LOVE IT! Where oh where did you get your curtains??

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  55. I am so impressed! Miss Mustard Seed's tutorial is wonderful isn't it? Was this your very first slipcover? It looks professionally done. Nice job!

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  56. just gorgeous! Thanks so much for joining in at Transformations and Treausures! :)

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  57. LOOKS GREAT! I always love the pleat skirt going all one way. I love the pillow too with the black ruffle.

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