The day has come – my living room is no longer home to a peach chair! These chairs are currently on craigslist with little to no takers so I had to do something in the interim.
If you follow me on intsagram then you saw this picture on Thursday night. I was scheming that’s for sure. The 4X15ft drop cloth you see below was turned into a brand new slip cover for my peachy chair.
The striped fabric was at Joann’s for $10.99 a yard but thanks to their app – I got 3 yards for 60% off. Thank you coupons! It’s a great weight and quality – I also got some new needles, thread, and cording for a cool $25!! Seriously, get the Joann’s app.
After a small bleaching and multiple washings this canvas was ready to be remade.
Miss Mustard Seed has a full tutorial on how to recover a chair and I followed that as a base guide. The intent was for the striped to be the cushion cover but after a short (by accident) cut the drop cloth became much more sparse and in turn the striped fabric got to play a bigger role.
One suggestion: do not use a patterned fabric that is very noticeable if the pattern is mismatched. Makes the slipcover process a but more difficult but nothing you cant accomplish.
My slipcover isn't perfect by any means but I love the change. I also love how cost effective it was to achieve such a great refresh.
The drop cloth ran me about $17 and fabric was close $15 – I had a few extra things to get like heavy duty needles and thread along with cording so I came in at about $40 for the entire project. Considering the cost of reupholstering this was SUPER cheap. To give you an idea I had it priced for reupholster and the LOW end was $350 NOT including fabric!!!
Murphy is the worlds most jealous dog – since Maggie was getting the picture attention he thought he would photo bomb a few
Like I said, this is no where near perfect but I love the imperfections. More than that I love the change.
I think now I wont be near as nervous to slip cover other pieces… there might be a chair in the queue… maybe
Am I the only tackling the slipcover projects recently?