Saturday, January 3, 2009

Slipcover--Before & After

Remember I said you can slipcover any piece of furniture, regardless of how ugly it is?  Well, here is a perfect example of that theory in practice.  This 'before' is an old, not-so-pretty chaise,  worn and in need of some TLC.  It either was destined for the alley (where someone like me would have rescued it and re-did it to sell) or it had to be reupholstered or slipcovered.  The 'after' is much, much prettier and is now in Orange Blossom, an adorable boutique on Orange Avenue in Coronado. 
I prefer using buttons on slipcovers instead of zippers.  
It is hard to see in these pictures, but the buttons and the welting are of a green/white check for a contrast with the bright pink.
When slipcovering a piece with tufting, generally your just ignore it.  You can't really tell once the slipcover is installed that it is even there.


TUTU Monkey said...

Hey!! I love the new look. That slip cover is GREAT!! I love the buttons. The colors are really fun too!

Thanks for the buttons...I need to figure out how to make those...:)

Breathing Beside Us said...

I wish that I had found that chaise in the alley.....LOL
Your work is perfect!!