Monday, November 15, 2010

Shabby Chic Chair Covers and 2 Giveaways!

I am linking my post with Between Naps on the porch Metamorphis Monday  and Also
 to Kathleen's White Wednesday over at Faded Charm!
Both of these sites are full of eye candy for decor inspiration!

Over the next week I will go into more detail on the My Parisian Flat Studio Mom Cave makeover.
Today I would like to show how I repurposed some items I had and made two chairs for daughter and I to use for our sewing desk. Coming Up Friday I will be posting my giveaway winners and will go into more detail with pictures of the "BirdCage" Lamp.  In the meantime I am sewing a few more things for my etsy shop! I will be adding Mother/Daughter frill aprons and a couple new bags!.

Vintage Chic Chairs

I hunted for vintage chairs and most of the wood ones I found were rather rickety.  I found two metal ice cream parlor chairs at an antique store $60.00 for the set, they are extremely sturdy,  very  Vintage Chic and already white!

Problem
cushions.......and something for the feet so they do not scrape my hardwood floor.


I found an inspiration picture over at MaryJane's Beehive Cottage, she has a very nice blog with loads of inspiration!  And her cute little gift tags are awesome I have some of them hanging around my inspiration corner of my sewing room!


Solutions

I had two old pottery barn cushions that were being thrown away as they had been used on the front porch for a few years and had seen better days. I literally picked them up from the top of the trashcan out back where we had previously thrown them , and I sanitized them in my washing machine and it took away the mildew stains, rainspots etc, with plenty of bleach.......




I then cut part of the painters tarp and made "boots", tied with twine to keep chairs from scraping the wood



I stuffed my cushions in a vintage King Size Rose Chrocheted pillowcase and tied the cushion to the chair
I tied the tops of the pillowcase together with twine to hold it in, I loved that I can untie to wash and the pillowcases were not in anyway altered or cut, they can be used as pillowcases once again if need be.
I also tied the two front edges of the pillow to the front legs of chair with twine

I tied twin around the back to keep slipcover from slipping

My Chair and Sewing Space

Abby's Chair and Sewing Space

These are working great for us! And very economical! Perfect for our Parisian Flat Sewing Studio!




GIVEAWAYS


I am having two giveaways, simply comment on the following links to be entered.
I hope you enter Both!  DeadLines Are This Thursday the 18th.

 One for a $35.00 gift certificate @CSN Stores

And One is for my original design  Bird Cage Kiss Clasp "Buggy Bag"



Thank you for Viewing my Shabby Chic Chair makeover!  Do you have any makeovers to share??
I love comments and Ideas!!

Sherry

4 comments:

  1. It's precious! Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog!

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  2. I LOVE your studio! You have done a great job and I am thrilled you took my idea and ran with it! The chair looks so sweet, ready to be sat on for a fun day of sewing! Thank you for the mention of my blog! You are a dear and a inspiration yourself!

    Hugs,
    Maryjane

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