burnt orange surprise!

I love a good vintage find. Especially the ones that no one else see potential in.  I have this awesome vintage burnt orange velour chair that I have yet to slipcover.  Ive had the best of intentions, just never the time.. In fact, this chair is soo orange that when we were selling our St. George house we received an offer where the buyer basically wanted all of my furniture but stated, "you can keep the orange chair..." I kid you not!  Its a glorious chair and yes, it sticks out like a sore thumb, but I see the potential in it and its gonna be amazing!

Just like my orange chair my cute client had a pair of the same type of vintage chairs!  She got them at a garage sale and paid $15 for them!  Its a steal if you ask me.. but don't ask my husband.  Anyways, the chairs already had slipcovers on them, my client just wanted something different.  She bought 5 yards of fabric for each chair and boy oh boy was that tight!  The chair cushions were not the original cushions, but oh how wonderful they were. these babies are down filled cushions that were custom made for the chairs, but they still hung over a little bit in the front.  So, I worked my magic on these orange beauties and boom!  Here is what they looked like before...

 After my magic....

I just love the lines of these little chairs!  We changed the ruffled skirt to a box skirt and I tightened up the cushions so they would not hang over as much.  I tried to match up everything I could, but I had absolutely not fabric to work with so I had to get creative!  I love the result!

She also had me make a pair of pillow covers with fringe to go with the chairs.  Its a great little combo and it will be perfect for her new home, which I am secretly jealous of because its a farm. My dream.. But I am soo excited for her! At least I can help beautify her farm, one slipcover at a time.

I am also just now getting around to posting a photo of the chair I demoed at Furniture Fest back in January.. I know, huge slacker!!! but look how cute it turned out.  I just used a Ikea parsons chair, because I needed one, and they are a good candidate to show how to make a slipcover in a short period of time.  And its the perfect size for my little nook!  I added a 2" knife pleat skirt to it because I like the exposed legs... what do you think??

A little bit of housekeeping.. my schedule is filling up fast.  Right now I have 2 remaining spots open for April but they will be filled quickly with clients who are searching for fabric. Its always first come first serve.. May the best "fabric hunter" win!  Contact me if you are waiting something slipcovered or need help figuring out how much fabric to purchase.

Lastly.... Remember my Slipcover 101 workshop???? Pretty awesome, right?! There are 4 spots open for my May 1-2 workshop ( I was planing for April 24-25 but I forgot about spring break..). The cost of the workshop is $400 and will be non-refundable and required to hold your spot in the workshop.  You'll get lunch both days and a goodie bag of things to help you start making slipcovers. If you have any questions at all, please feel free to contact me!  You can find out more info about the class here.  Its gonna be a blast!  Plus you'll go home with a finished project made by you!

Ruffled up

I hope you all had a wonderful Valentines Day and President's Day weekend!  While my husband is in high gear to get our house fished before his landscape season begins, I was busy in my "sweat shop"trying to get this lovely lady finished before my clients' company arrived.
This darling client of mine loves her chaise!  Its her reading spot.  Doesn't it scream "curl up on me with a good book"? She had some 80" floral damask fabric lying around that she had been wanting to use for it and believe me, I used almost every inch she had of it!  This chaise goes in her guest room that she has redecorated in a shabby chic fashion, so naturally it needed a more frilly look.  So we added some pink and a whole lot of ruffles and ta da!!

Shabby Chic chaise!  I never get tired of seeing furniture transformations. Maybe thats why I love what I do soo much!  It definitely makes this masculine chaise feel jour feminine! And the fabric had a silky finish to it so you know its gonna be a comfy spot to read a book!  She was soo thrilled with how it turned out!  I can't wait to help her out with more pieces in the future!  

Speaking of future..this same client works at the Springville Antiques Treasure Mall.  When she dropped off the chairs she told me that they had just wrapped up 2 days of filming with HGTV at their shop.  Apparently there is an American Fork couple that fixes up really old homes, like historic homes and HGTV is doing a 6 episode series on them, kind of like Chip and Joanna Gaines from Fixer Upper, which is my all time favorite show!!  They were buying a tub and a bunch of things from my client for one of the homes so they filmed in her shop!  She was thrilled and can't wait to see it on air...  She said it is suppose to air in March.. So keep your eyes open!

Right now I am booked till about mid to end of March.  Feel free to contact me to get on my schedule if you are wanting something done!

**Also, little side note, Home Fabric is starting to carry fabric that they keep in stock and can order yardage!  They have a huge selection of twill, linen, prints and the list goes on.... and they have grey and robins egg blue!!  That usually flys off the shelf as fast as they come in so.. if you are having a hard time looking for fabric, check them out!  It may just save you time and a large headache...

Gingham style

Eh- Sexy Lady
Op op op op
Oppan "gingham" Style

Thats what I think when I look at my latest clients chair transformation!  sorry, I had to do it.. My client had 2 big red over sized wingback chairs that she was not sure what to do with.  She had given the ottoman to her neighbor to reupholster but she was still on the fence as to what to do with  it.  Here is one of the 2 big red chairs with the ottoman...

When she realized that slipcovering was an option, she jumped all over it!  She grabbed a small blue and white gingham fabric for the bodies of the chair and then a navy upholstery fabric for the piping from Home Fabrics for $5 a yard!! Thats fantastic when you need 30 yards of fabric....  I love it when my clients can go outside the box with the fabric combinations.  It just makes the finished product pop soo much more!  She wanted to change the look of the chairs and ottoman by adding a 10" box pleat skirt and boy oh boy did it do the trick!  Here is how it looks now!

They turned out better than I could have imagined! Its amazing how something as simple as choosing a different fabric for pipping and changing the existing skirt can make it look like a completely new chair!  See.. thats why slipcovers are soo great!! 

This coming week I have quite the load!  A chaise lounge, some massive bench cushions and finishing up my roman shades to go in my house! 

I can't wait to show you all how our little "Fixer upper" has transformed!  Its been a love hate relationship but Id like to say I'd do it again.  Maybe.. just not in the next 6 mo to a year....

I am starting to book up pretty fast so if you have something you want slipcovered for spring, contact me to get on my waiting list! Its just around the corner!

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