1.03.2013

Upholstered parson chairs

It wasn’t too long ago that I updated my dining room with fabric, but I have decided that I no longer want as much green as an accent colour in my home. I have already made slip covers for my parson chairs in white so another colour was due.

This is the direction I am going in…blues and creams and greys and touches of green, all very natural.

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Making the covers was simple but time consuming. I started with a new pair of Lenda curtains from Ikea that I picked up at the thrfit store for $20.  I really like the blue of them; like a well worn men’s chambray dress shirt.

I took the chairs apart and basically followed what was already there (bi-cast leather).
To make the top slip cover, I draped the fabric over top and pinned down each side.  Sew up the sides, trim to 1/4” and then sew the top corners straight across. This is all the sewing involved, easy peasy.

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The seat was covered and stapled on and the chairs put back together.  My existing white slipcovers still fit over top, so I can have two different looks.

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I’m saying goodbye to the green roman shade as soon as I decide what I want to put up there. Eventually I will refinish my table, but if there is one job I hate, it’s painting furniture.
Happy new year all!

8 comments:

  1. i love the soft blue! i covered parsons chairs once with the help of my mom- we made 6 covers .... not SO bad, but getting them on after was hard! :)

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  2. Pretty colour! Smart idea too - having 2 choices.

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  3. Beautiful colour and great job! Love the fresh, new look!

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  4. That job is way over my skill set but I love your results! That soft blue is so soothing, I love how it sets off the rest of your dining room!

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  5. Mel, your slip covers look so professional. I never would have guessed that you didn't pay top dollar for them. Well done, and I like your color choice. Can't wait to see the rest of the room when you get done!

    Debbie

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  6. They look wonderful! Love the color palette.

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  7. fresh! love the color and I can see where you're going with it. I just know you'll find something amazing to replace the amazing already there :)

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  8. This make over is incredible. Once again I am Inspired to keep looking at curtains and sheets as sources of fabric. Love the new infusion of blue into your colour scheme.

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