Monday, July 13, 2009


The original - front view
Close up of arm fronts
It's a little hard to tell, but there is a definite depth difference between the upholstery and the wood. This became an issue because the slipcover wouldn't lay properly without some kind of build up. That seemed way too complicated.
So I decided to use batting. This is the back and when I cut the pieces for this, I forgot that the outside back was much larger than the inside back, so there is a gap.
I had to actually sew the batting to the chairs, which was a bit of a pain. No, honestly, it was a huge pain and not easy to do.
I truly did have to cover all the wood that the slipcover would be sitting directly on, otherwise it wouldn't have looked right. When I am working on these seemingly impossible jobs, I frequently have to remind myself that I get these kinds of jobs because I CAN do them. It may take some creative brain power, but, in the end, I do figure it out.
Ta Da.
Like I said yesterday, the fabric is white denim with apple green linen welting and trim.
The side view.
Close up of the 1" pleated flange welting on the outside back. The skirt also has a 1" trim at the bottom.
The back with green buttons.
I am actually really pleased with how they (there are 2 chairs) turned out. I haven't even called my client yet to tell her they are finished, so you are seeing them before she does. I think she'll be happy with the result.


Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

This is a knock-out transformation!

I was surprised somebody would want to cover that chair up when I saw it yesterday - but the new version is so fresh and summery! Excellent choice!

Karyn - (French Charming) said...

Wow Tamerie,

I love the transformation,
it’s fantastic! I love the crisp white fabric with the perfect shade of green contrasting fabric.

You really are amazing and mega talented!!


Beach Vintage said...

The little buttons down the back are truly the finishing touch. Great job.

Kelly said...

i am quite certain that you are a magician. this chair is scrumptious!

TUTU Monkey said...

WOW!!! You must have LOVED making the GREEN buttons......

Your tutu has been on the back burner but almost done with it....:)

TUTU Monkey said...

Join me for CAKE!!

NicNacManiac said...

The green ruffles and buttons are so charming. You are a wizard with slip covers. This chair will brighten any room that it is in.
You are so talented and creative!!
Hugs xOxO, Nerina :)

Dustjacket attic said...

It just looks so fresh now, well done!xx

Laurel said...

I LOVE this!!!The apple green button are darling. I see my four year old and her red lipstick and the white chair get it. I dream of a day when white furniture is doable! Lucky Client!!You are so talented! Love and Hugs.

thevintagerabbit said...

It turned out fantastic Tamerie!!!

smiles, J~

Kathy said...

Excellent slipcover.. You do good work girl!!!I just had one of my chairs done because I tried it and it wasn't easy!!!! Your great at it, xoxo~Kathy~ @ Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

I LOVE this chair. The white and green combination is perfection! Your ruffles are to die for! Why can't you live closer to me?!