slipcovered chair for the living room

Remember when you were in school and you had a test you were pretty much prepared for, but you kept procrastinating on studying?  That's how this slipcovered chair came together.

One more piece for our living room- done.  I have a few other things going on in here, and I hope to have an update soon.  For now, just the chair to show you.

I had planned on making this a tutorial, but when it came time to do the chair back, it was a lot of thinking and doing in the moment, so I really don't have a complete lesson to give.  Also, I don't feel like it's a home run - I'd rather give a slipcover tutorial when I have a better grasp on it!


(she has a little muffin top hanging out the side... 
one of the things I need to work on for future projects!)

The chair had great lines to it, and I was able to purchase it from another vendor at Aunt Bee's House who was selling at a weekend flea market.  (thanks Mona!)
Here's the look before in all of it's golden goodness:


I painted the frame in ASCP Old White, and then distressed and used both clear and dark wax on it.  I just love the feel of the arms- like buttah.


The seat cover was really pretty easy- a nice flouncy skirt all around.


Some buttons to attach under the arms:

I think she looks really pretty next to her friend - the upholstered chair I worked on a few months ago.
In some ways that one was easier than this one!  Working around the arms on the new one was a challenge!

Two slightly mismatched chairs for the living room.  
I plan on making some matching pillows for them this week.


I'm off to work on some more projects!

11 comments

  1. Oh pretty! I love the ruffles! I have a gold chair just like that in my garage. A friend gave it to me after she procrastinated on it. Now it's my turn to procrastinate! I think I need a very, very detailed tutorial! Or a really sweet friend like you to cover it for me!

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  2. This is so pretty - the ruffles are the perfect touch!!!

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  3. Very pretty Denise!! I love that other chair too!

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  4. That is a pretty slip cover. Good plan..love the buttons.

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  5. I just love what you do to the chairs. And,LOL!!!! The muffin top comment really cracked me up!

    ~Shanon

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  6. First time at you blog, so fine pictures. i'm come back.
    Anajá Schmitz

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  7. So lovely! I have a chair much like this but have put off slip-covering it because of the arms. Your idea with the buttons is genius! Now, I can start on mine!

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  8. The slipcover looks so pretty--and I love that little pink desk. What color pink is that? It is so appealing.

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  9. Densie those turned out fabulous! I need to learn to make covers. We have some chairs I would love to change up but not really change um.

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