back is the new front

I was contacted by a darling lady here is St. George that was in need of slipcovers for her parsons chairs. When she told me her address she said, "We are the house behind the big grey cement fence!" Now the address was familiar to me, it was around the corner from the barn and I have driven past it a million times and wondered to myself, "what is on the other side of that ginormous fence?" Well my friends, I found out! My client lives on the edge of a huge farm that belongs to her family. They had bought their house knowing that Washington Fields Road would widen at some point, just not 10 feet from their front door! So, they did what I think anyone would do.. buy up all the surrounding land/house, build a huge @%$ fence and turn your around by renovating it. The front becomes the back, the back becomes the front, and voila! problem solved. She was a hoot to talk to about their ongoing "projects" but I bet by the time they finish up it will be really amazing!

Her parson chairs are the good old Costco specials. The ones that never die, just get worn over time. Well they look fantastic slipcovered and it gives them some new life too! My client is going for a more french country vibe inside and wanted to change the look of them completely. She washed up some drop cloth and away I went. Here is the before:

We did 4 to start with. I added piping in the seams and a tailored skirt to finish them off. They turned out great and she LOVED them!

I'll be swing by her house again thursday to pick up the rest of her drop cloth to finish off the remaining 4 chairs! I also made her a pair of curtain panels to go in her master bedroom french door windows. I post a picture off all the chairs once I finish them up.

On another note, i am in the process of picking out fabrics for chairs, couches, pillows and poufs for Swiss Days. It is harder than you think.. There are soo many choices!! Anyways, i'll give you a sneak peak once I place my order..

And one last thing.. did I tell you that my heart exploded from joy when I took this picture???

Meet Tuscan, she is a sweet heart of a horse that belongs to the barn owner, who also happens to be the sweetest and most awesome woman ever!! I just adore her! Her kids and my kids had a blast riding and playing on the horses last week. I loved hearing the giggles from my kids while they walked, trotted and cantered around the round pen, by themselves!! They love going with me to see and ride the horses, plus it saves me $$ on babysitters.. All they need is the great outdoors and some friends to explore with! Oh how my heart belongs on a farm!

ruffle me badd!

Now that summer is in full swing i am having to find things for my kiddos to do. inside. since it tends to get a "little" toasty down here is st. george. So naturally we had to have a "kid dance party"! and you better believe we jammed out my best 80's and 90's picks which included Color me Badd of course!! Bless them! But its the perfect lead into my recent load of Salt Lake drop offs..

I seriously LOVE my clients and this one was soo awesome to work with! I slipped a love seat for her a few months back and the next project was her sectional. She knew she wanted to brighten up the room and change the look of the sectional. It was in great shape, just dated. Once she found fabric she we had to have it shipped from 3 locations because we needed 50 yards! Thank you Home Fabrics for coming thru for us! She chose a really pretty soft butter yellow solid heavy cotton. Perfect for making ruffled skirts. Oh and this particular sectional had a sleeper sofa inside, and because they use it quite a bit, the slipcover had to be functional.. Here is the before:

She also wanted to change the shape of the arms and cushions. The couch originally had funky arm fronts and rectangle-ish cushions. They were not quite box style cushions, so we boxed them up to give them a more solid shape, added foam to the arm tops and piping to the entire couch. I love the transformation! Talk about night and day difference! all i can say was I was dreaming of ruffles for a few days after I put it together! She absolutely loved it!! They are in the middle of redoing the family room to make it match the furniture now! And of course i could not leave with her giving me a preview of the next few projects she has for me.. Here is the after!

Pretty great right?! I love the threats to her children regarding the new living room rules… The best part is that she can always wash them!!

I also had the pleasure to drop off this little beauty!

I love this pink chair and there happens to be 2 of them! these are chairs that have been in her family and they all thought she was crazy for wanting them! Um.. no. they are crazy!! How great are they?! Well she only has room for one of them right now, but once she has the room for the other you better believe she is snagging it to slipcover. It had some shallow tufting and a skirt. she hated them both so we popped off the buttons and ripped of the skirt! She had me used white denim fabric and kept it simple with a box skirt. I love older chairs! You just don't see lines on chairs like this any more.. So Of course I kept the lines the same. She was thrilled to see the end results! I think mostly to throw it back in the families face… I know I would! Here is the after:

Now for the important stuff… my baby is 5!!! Oaks and my brother share the same birthday so of course we celebrated together while were up in SL!

I swear these pictures were taken yesterday… tear. Heres to new adventures with our little red head!

While we enjoyed our week up in SL it is nice to be back home! I am working on a few couches, a ton of dining room chairs and like 30 random cushions! Not to mention all the stuff I need to slipcover of Swiss Days! I can't wait to show you the end results! I am not sure when my next trip up to SL will be but hit me up if you are wanting on my schedule! Right now its looking like the end of June or beginning of July.. Have a great weekend!!!

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