Ideas and suggestions for window treatments, slipcovers, nursery decor and bedding...and other thoughts and inspirations for your home and garden...

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Black Vintage Settee

Bobby refinished this vintage settee in a hand rubbed, distressed black. A contemporary aqua upholstery fabric with cream chenille dots was used to recover the seat and back cushions.
This settee would make the perfect mudroom bench...or, add a couple of pillows and use it in the foyer. This versatile piece could also be used at the breakfast table as bench seating.
There are so many options for small furniture pieces...and, especially if the piece is vintage (or old)--it adds so much charm to any space.
This settee will be available at Troy Antiques on the square in Troy, Alabama.
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White Duck Slipcovered Loveseat

Just in time for Spring Break! A small loveseat slipcovered in white cotton duck featuring zippered loose cushions, self-cording, and a tailored floor length skirt. All fabric was pre-laundered...making sure there will be no shrinkage issues. This loveseat finishes at 60" long x 30" high x 32" wide.....perfect for a playroom or large nursery, family room, sunporch...or just about anywhere. All inside edges have been finished with a serger.
Let me know if you are interested in this piece... or if you have a special chair, loveseat or sofa that I can slipcover for you.

Friday, February 26, 2010

For Jami and Cooper (and Cyndi)

Well, I was so excited to get these few pieces of Cooper's Nursery together this morning for Jami to see. Since that did not work out for are a few pictures...more to come later. Hopefully, pictures from the nursery-we still have window treatments to make and install.
I enjoyed creating and putting together Jami's ideas, fabrics, and trims. I know it will be even more adorable in its proper place in the nursery.
Pictured are the four piece crib bumper, bedskirt and an accent pillow with a removable sleeve that will soon be monogrammed.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Cozy Rustic Pillow

Clearing out a few "odds and ends" pieces of fabric-before my next "real project"-Cooper's Nursery. I made this pillow sham using some leftovers--great for a sofa or loveseat...or, as an added accessory pillow for your bedding.
The damask print in robin's egg blue on burlap colored cotton is a Robert Allen fabric; and, I used a 6" lightweight cream linen with a ripped edge for the ruffle-giving a relaxed look. The back of the sham is a utility natural chevron stripe cotton fabric with a single shell button for the closure.
The sham is shown with a down insert...very comfy and cozy. on to Cooper's of the nursery bedding..., and Cooper, arriving soon!

Friday, February 19, 2010

For Sale: Antique Chair and Cottage Style Slipcover

Ready for delivery...I just completed a cute slipcover and pillow for an antique chair. This chair is comfy and cozy with cute wood feet and trim. The fabrics I used for the slipcover are a medium weight cotton cottage style floral and coordinating stripe...and a distressed green faux leather for the cushion top and bottom. I opted to make a short skirt, gathered at the corners, to "show off" the chair's stained wood accents. A 16" x 20" matching mixed fabrics pillow completes the set.
The chair will be displayed for sale at Old South Antique Mall in Dothan, Alabama, $225/set.
Labor prices for slipcovers vary according to the piece of furniture and details requested...labor for most chairs starts at $150... Slipcovers are quite labor intensive and I do require the furniture piece to get a correct fit-but we offer pick-up and delivery.
Also...of course, the antique mall accepts cash, check, and debit and credit cards...but, I often forget to mention to individual clients that I offer these payment options for labor and accessories for custom orders. Call or email me for details.
I try to occasionally offer a slipcovered chair or sofa for sale-this is an opportunity for me to advertise as well as offer a "good deal" for the furniture, fabric and labor.
Be sure to check out some of our other accessories as well as all the other booths at Old South Antique Mall...just have plenty of time...I could look for days...

Postcards from the Farm

Work days as usual at the farm during our snow event...I was so surprised to make it through the weekend with no loss of electricity...Amazing!!
I did have to postpone my "dog walks" with Wells (my Old English Sheepdog) and Rocco (Brantley's lab mix)...I could not brave our normal afternoon walk in the pasture with our 5" snowfall. (I've never, ever considered snow shoes here...)
But what a beautiful sight...God's artwork for Southerners to enjoy...

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Don't Forget the Pillows...

The slipcover is ready for the vintage sofa! And, the new single boxed cushion is perfect and allows seating for many. With this neutral cotton duck, the owner can easily change her room by adding pillows of her choice. We chose to use self-cording, but other options to consider when planning a slipcover would be a fabric cording in a contrast color or pattern. Also, as I mentioned in an earlier post, there are many skirt options-this tailored option makes for a great casual update.
The cushion cover has a full back zipper closure...allowing for an easier removal for washing. As for the sofa body, the one-piece cover is easy to put in place-the cording fits the arms and back-super simple! Great sofa, great fabric, ...enjoy!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Pair of Slipcovered Ottomans

This is a charming pair of 16" cubes that I have slipcovered in a natural mix color of medium weight linen, pre-laundered of course. Each holds its own on the functional and cuteness monitor...but placed side by side-two is definitely better than one! The ottomans are 15" tall-so the pair finishes at 32" x 16" x 15".
As for the don't even need a plan-they will fit anywhere and are versatile enough for any room. Ideal as ottomans for a couple of chairs, the perfect "coffee table" for a sofa or loveseat, or under a sofa table to pull out for extra seating (although you would hate to hide them).
Each slipcover features a self- corded top with a ruffled hem detail. Easy, casual style and super simple to clean. Pair of slipcovered Ottomans~$90...available at Troy Antiques or .