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White Denim Chair Slipcover

Thought I'd share about a chair that I just finished for a client...The chair was comfortable and useful, but she had never really been happy with the color or fabric. Could I make a slipcover for it? Of course, would love to!



Before

Why the original chair didn't work for her...
too dark, hard angles, too modern, style didn't match the casual shabby cottage look in the rest of the home. This chair was usually covered by a quilt to protect it from the pets (one cat, one dog) and to camouflage the burnt orange tone that clashed with the soft whites, creams, and pinks that she favored.

Why slipcovers were a good remedy...
Slipcovers aren't necessarily the best solution for all situations. They worked here because:
she already owned the chair, she used seating often, it was right size and shape for her other living room, it needed to be cleaned easily because of pets, and it had always bothered her.


After

Light, ruffled skirt, removable for cleaning in the wash, durable denim to stand up to claws of pets, and in a fabric choice she loves!

Cost of Labor: $220
Cost of Fabric: $10/yard
Total Yards: 10
Total: $360

Can't wait for her to see it!

2 comments:

Maureen Barker said...

Hi Trish,

Love your blog!
Thanks for the fabric resources....just wondering if you can point me in the direction of the $10 yd white denim you used in one of your posts? I went on the fabric house website and it's $19.99.

thanks!
Maureen

Trish Banner said...

Hey Maureen

I need your email address or phone # so I can talk to you about denim options...
trish
714.350.3187