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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Upholstery Slipcover

Slipcovering is a great way of bringing random pieces of furniture together. 
BEFORE

Soft green upholstery fabric

Mis-matched furniture comes together to make a lovely set.


HAPPY WEDNESDAY!!!




Thursday, November 17, 2011

Hide-A-Bed Slipcover

I am learning that you can slipcover just about anything and make it your own.
My client has a hide-a-bed that has seen better days.
She didn't want to have to remove the slipcover every time someone slept on the hide-a-bed.

BEFORE

How do you slipcover a hide-a-bed?


I wish I could take the credit for this genius idea, but I can't.  I have a  friend that has been my mentor and has helped me in my business venture. 
Here is a hint!! Zippers

Double zippers that open the decking of the couch. 
AFTER


This client was a lot of fun.  She has her own since of style.  Now her furniture is exactly how she wants it and it's functional.



HAPPY FRIDAY!



Friday, November 11, 2011

Dropcloth SuperStar!!

 My client wanted an updated look to her "tired" couch. 



BEFORE



We chose to make her slipcover with painter's drop cloth.  It is an economical way to get a very custom look.  Ya know, someting you would see in a magazine and have to pay thousands of dollars to achieve.  I want to say that we puchased about $70-$90 work of  drop cloth. This amount covered the sofa and the ottoman.


HERE IS THE AFTER




Yes, it is the same living room!!! What a difference it makes.  Beautiful.




I also added a band around the back cushions.  What this means is giving it two rows of piping, instead of a single row. This really can transform a look.  I filled it with lots of foam and dacron.  Now the cushions "stand up" and are very supportive. 



I really enjoyed getting to know this gal.  I look forward to working with her again or simply getting to see her again.  Any reason would do.


The highlight of  my day:

My client said to me , "Amy, look at what you created!".  I felt like a gold star was on my forehead.  No matter how old I get, a compliment is a wonderful thing.


HAPPY FRIDAY!!



Monday, November 7, 2011

Double your pleasure, double your fun

Yea,  I'm still blogging, but it has been awhile.  I will have many projects done in the coming weeks, so make sure to check back.  Something kind of fun, too.  I am booked until the new year!!! Holy Smokes!!
I covered these chairs and also made some custom pillows.  I love meeting new clients.  This gal was a real sweetheart and I hope to do more business with her soon.
Enjoy!! 

Oh, by the way~!!~
I LOVE A GOOD SLIPCOVER


BEFORE, modern and beautiful

AFTER- modern and beautifully blue.  Don't forget removeable and washable.




HAPPY MONDAY NIGHT!!