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.
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.
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.
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!