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Saturday, April 28, 2012

Dreaming of Chair Slips...











































Yes, I've been dreaming of slipcovers...
for my dining room chairs to be exact, and I mentioned a few weeks ago I had made a decision once I saw these slips made up at my friend Debra's store, Inspirational Home.

simple...linen...love


































































There is a lot of inspiration out here, and I just found these beauties on Pinterest.  I even tried my hand at making some a couple of years ago, but they didn't satisfy my need for something soft, linen-y and beautiful. So...I've been waiting to find the right ones. The alternative was to paint my Dining Room furniture, and I just never really wanted to do it. If I could wave a magic wand and have it done...then OK. But I never could "get there" if you know what I mean.

So today one of my chairs is in the very capable hands of a local seamstress who is known for her expertise and quality workmanship. I'm excited...beyond excited...

Soon these babies will be wearing new little custom made dresses!
can't wait!


If you're local you can contact Debra at Inspirational Home here in Springfield. She has several beautiful linen fabrics you can choose from, or you can use your own fabric. I was able to "design" my own slips as my girls will be showing off just a little "leg" under a deep ruffle and a custom fitted back. I'm looking to break up all the dark furniture and lighten up the space even more. (did I mention that I can't wait?)


Happy Weekend!
xoxo,

27 comments:

Kate said...

I can't wait either to see the new dresses. Love the linen look so soft and elegant. You chose beautiful inspiration to share with us. Love all of the whites. Have a wonderful weekend.

xoxo
Kate

Marty Oravetz said...

Oh I can't wait to see your chairs new dresses. How fun will that be. I am sure it will be stunning. Hugs, Marty

Anne said...

Debra,

Can't wait to see these slip covers.They are going to look great on your chairs.Your dining room set is beautiful.
Anne

Dixie said...

You've picked the perfect fabric! How lucky to find a great seamstress too! I like the short skirt version... I have fabric, but who knows when I'll get around to making them...if ever. I can't wait to see yours!

freckled laundry said...

I can't wait to see how they turn out, Debra!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Very exciting, Debra! It's a nice alternative to not painting your furniture. Although, is this the same woman who painted her kitchen cabinets white that says she "can't get there"! : )

Southern Bella said...

Oh I know they will be beautiful! Looking forward to seeing the finished product!

Blessings,
Robin ~ Southern Bella

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Debra I've been thinking of doing the same with my dining room chairs. Can't wait to see yours, they are going to look fabulous!

Sandi said...

I am sure the slipcovers will be just lovely!! Happy waiting! :)
Blessings~

lynn said...

how fun to design your own slips--can't wait to see them!

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

i can't wait to see them! I have plans (too many) to make some washable seat covers with a little skirt. But now that I've seen all those great Pinterest photos, I want several sets!

andrea@townandprairie said...

One of these days I WILL buy a sewing machine and teach myslef to sew... and slips will be my first project. One of these days, yes....one of these days. They are sure to add brightness! Can't wait for you to share you *makeover* chairs!

KATHY said...

Hi Debra, I know they will look beautiful in your dining room.Can't wait to see them.

Kathy

erin said...

hi debra,
i think your chairs are going to look great...and eventually "all white" will go out of style and your stained chairs will be in vogue again, right? i have some white slipcovers from "target" that i use on my kitchen chairs occasionally, that is, until i change things around, AGAIN. can't wait to see your new looking chairs!
erin
xxoo

Heaven's Walk said...

A bit of linen is like a magic wand, Debra! I can hardly wait to see your new slips!! :)

xoxo laurie

Blondie's Journal said...

I'm so looking forward to seeing your slips...you have such good taste! They are a great alternative to painting the chairs!

XO,
Jane

Theresa said...

I can't wait to see those gorgeous slip-covers! Can't wait, Can't WAIT!!!!! Have a blessed weekend, HUGS!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Debra, I love the Pinterest photos and I know yours will be just as gorgeous!! xo, Sherry

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Can't wait to see them.

Bohemian said...

I so badly need to reupholster a couple of chairs or get some killer slipcovers for them. I have a Vision in my head of how I want them to look! *Winks*

Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

Sharing Shadymont said...

I know they will be wonderful. Can't wait to see them in your room!

Debbie O said...

Hi Debra, I have been following you for a few months now here and on Pinterest. You have quickly become a favorite. Would you mind answering a few questions about what you do for me for an upcoming feature blog post? Thanks!

Kelly said...

I love slipcovers! I know yours will look great on your chair. I can't wait to see them.

Cherub Cottage said...

They are gonna look so shabby beautiful! :)

Roisin said...

Debra,
I also live in Springfield. I have been looking for a lamb to use for my mantel. I went to H. Lobby, Mardel's, Michael.'s, and some thrift stores, but could only find silly or stuffed ones. any suggestions. where did you find yours. cashel1916@yahoo.com

Ivy and Elephants said...

That is exciting! I love slips on chairs, too. It makes them look like little ballerinas all dressed for the ball. It's going to be just gorgeous!
Hugs,
Patti

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

OH Debra, the covers will be beautiful! Your dining room will be transformed! Can't wait to see it!

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