linen slipcovers

It is so nice to complete a project that I've been dreaming of for two years!


So many other projects that consumed time and resources, but I finally said, this is it! I'm doing it NOW.


It took me about a week and a half to finish all the chair pads and slipcovers- off and on over several days.
The chair pads were relatively easy, the slipcovers- not so much.

I wanted the ties to drip down the back of the chairs. A flirty little skirt....



Because the end chairs had rolled tops, the slips needed to be somewhat loose so I could take them off easily for washing.
I decided to add some buttons and a loop to cinch the back together a bit.
Our chandelier has a bit of bling, and I wanted to add a little more glam to the chairs too.


These faceted buttons caught my eye.

It feels like our dining room is complete.  
I recently added a natural linen cord cover to the chandelier too.

And in the corner, I now have two Japanese paper lanterns hanging.
The aqua lantern was from a neighbor's garage sale, and the white one was from Etsy.


I love how this room feels now.  It was a lot of sewing! The first upholstered chair slipcover took me a full day to complete.  I didn't have a pattern, and was just cutting and tailoring it to fit. 
(thank you, Grandma.  I'm always grateful for you teaching me how to sew!)

The second one only took a few hours- mostly just lots of pinning, sewing, tearing out, re-sewing, and fitting....*sigh* 
Lots of patience!


Happy.

Thanks for letting me share this with you-
I'll be linking up to these wonderful parties:

33 comments

  1. I can imagine how much work these were! They look great--they were worth your hard work and custom sizing.

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  3. So Pretty. I love the natural linen with your dark furniture. You are such an inspiration!!! Beautiful work!

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  4. Hi Denise, they turned out so pretty! You did a great job! I tried making some a couple of years ago and they are not an easy project. I just got the ones I had custom made; pricey but really worth it. They really soften up a space!

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  5. Your slips are so pretty! I did simple white seat slips for our chairs, but I need to go back and add some ties {although, they do stay in place on the seat without them}. Love how you did the chairs on each end ~ those buttons are really pretty.

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  6. Denise, These are beautiful. I wish I could make these for my kitchen chairs!!
    Thanks for sharing.
    Heather

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  7. you did a gorgeous job!!!! sooooo talented!

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  8. so cute. great work. i absolutely love them.

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  9. Hi Denise~~ They look so pretty, you should be really proud!!! Love your dining room:))

    Hope you are having a great week
    ~Cheryl

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  10. Love them. I want to do this too and you are right...you just have to break down and say...I'm stopping all else and do them. That is what I need to do. Thanks for the inspiration. Would love it if you linked up at my weekly party at Mod Vintage Life.

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  11. Denise, You did a fantastic job on your seat and chair covers. They look beautiful!
    Mary Alice

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  12. Looooove those seat covers! And the contrast of the dark with the white! Looks fantastic!

    Mary

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  13. these are absolutely lovely

    so sweet with the ruffles
    and little bow ties

    so glad you were able
    to finish them
    and share at Fridays Unfolded!

    alison

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  14. How pretty! I think you did a beautiful job!

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  15. I absolutely love them! I really want to do something like that with my Ikea chairs but seriously lack the sewing ability. What you did is gorgeous! Nicely accomplished.

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  16. The slips look just darling, love the ruffles and back detail. Great fabric choice too.

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  17. your dining room is so pretty. love the chairpads and slip covers. the room as a whole is so bright and inviting...love it.

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  18. Just gorgeous!! You did a great job on these. Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  19. The slipcovers turned out beautiful. I love your dining room. It feels like a place you would want to stay in a while. Very pretty.

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  20. YOUR SLIPCOVERS ARE VERY NICE, I LOVE THE BUTTON DETAIL ON THE BACK.

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  21. An absolutely beautiful room! I'm so glad I discovered you on The Shabby Nest.

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  22. Love, love, love your slipcovers! I hope to do something similar (but mine won't be as professional as yours) to my dining room chairs this summer...it's a great look at your house. I saw your post at "My Romantic Home".

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  23. How pretty! These are fabulous. Interestingly, I have the same chandelier over my kitchen table. Your dining room is lovely.

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  24. I love the way this turned out it looks great.

    I am following you now through email

    Cynthia
    clochesandlavender.com

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  25. Totally worth the effort - they look fabulous! Way to stick with it! This is such a soft and pretty room!

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  26. Oh my gosh Denise, I almost missed these! I am in love with them, they are just gorgeous. I'll be featuring them.
    XO
    Kristin

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  27. I featured this today at Mod Mix Monday!

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  28. Featuring you today at our Be Inspired link party! Thanks so much for sharing with us Denise! This room is so dreamy!

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  29. prettiest slipcovers EVER!! SKILLS girl SKILLS! wow - so impressed! glad to have found you via elizabeth & co! xo

    http://www.NorthernCottage.net

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  30. Denise, I love your dining room! The slipcovers are amazing, especially against the black table and chairs, love it. Blogging in SW Washington, howdy neighbor! Come on by and say hi-

    Hugs, Tanya

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  31. Omygosh! These are just adorable! What a fantastic job you did. I'm going to be featuring these today!

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  32. Congratulations on being featured in PinkandPolkadotblog today! Your work looks great, and everything is simply elegant!

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