Chair Transformation

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A friend gave me this super comfy chair several years ago.Its a peachy pink velveteen that’s a little faded and ratty around the edges. I love this chair so much I dragged it along on a cross country move. Of course, I’ve been meaning to make a slipcover for it for ages…but we all know how that goes!

Since I spruced up my studio, it was really looking tired and out of place. I found a gorgeous toile for $5 a yard. Its a heavy cotton linen blend with a tea stained background and red victorian country scenes. Unfortunately, there were only 3.8 yards of the toile so I had to do a little creative piecing. There wasn’t even enough to completely cover the chair. I happened to have a red taffeta with tea colored embroidered flowers that I picked up for about $4 a yard. I bought it to accent my drapes in the living room {right around the corner from my studio}. I changed my drapery design, and {fortunately} had alot of the taffeta left over. The red in the toile and the red taffeta match perfectly!I covered 3 buttons with the taffeta for a little added detail on the front sides.I didn’t think it was possible to love this chair more but I do!
P.S…I have a 50 cent footstool that goes with this chair…awaiting its slipcover…stay tuned for more slipcover fun.

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About Lady McCormick

Wife, mother, time traveling Cache Curator. Does life get any better?
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