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Monday, January 27, 2014

Making slipcovers and playing...

Because I just cannot leave anything alone, I decided the lace slipcovers I made last year were too white, so I made four more out of drop cloth fabric.

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If you remember, they looked like this, and worked great with the blue in the dining room, which is now where the piano is. 




So I decided to make something simple, but long and gently draping on floor. 


I like the drama, but they're not too fussy.


I'm sure my 7-year-old son will not come near them. So I still have the burlap covered bench and four more chairs with plain burlap upholstery for him to choose from. 


I wasn't satisfied with just changing the slipcovers, so, I started moving other things around. I had added an antique blue mirror from the old house to the old door as well as an original painting by a relative over the buffet. 


But I thought there was just too much fighting for attention, so I took down the hanging candle holders.


And I still didn't like it, so I took out the mirror and the painting. Now, I'm just not sure, so I'll live with it and see what inspires me.


But I do love the slipcovers:-)


I'll be joining:

26 comments:

  1. The slip covers are absolutely perfect. I just love them ~ hmmmmm I think I hear some drop cloth calling my name ;-)

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  2. Really pretty! I have always enjoyed your blog!

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  3. I love your slip covers, they turned out beautiful, love the bench also, I think I saw something like your pretty bench on pinterst with a pretty ruffley slip cover and it was gorgeous my friend!

    Smiles~
    Mari

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  4. Love them Anita...they are just beautiful!

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  5. I love these! I want to make some new ones for my kitchen!

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  6. Anita, Slipcovers are simple and elegant! Love them! Following...

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  7. I love the slip covers too! You can always use the pretty lacy ones for a tea party or special occasion.

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  8. Oh my Anita....your slipcovers are perfect! I have some very similar chairs and now you have my wheels turning - is that the phrase?! LOL. ;)

    I co-host the Project Inspire{d} link party which goes live on Monday nights at 8 ET at AnExtraordinaryDay.net. It would be so fun to have you link up your amazing slipcovers. Hope to see you there!
    ~Diane

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  9. Love your slipcovers, they are just perfect in your room.

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  10. The aqua mirror on the door is what captured my attention. Such a pretty room!

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  11. I like the mirror on the door too! Love the slipcovers!

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  12. I love the new slips! Beautiful, Anita! I like the door without the mirror and I would move the lamp over to the other side of the buffet. See what I mean???

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    1. Yes, and funny you mention that Pinky, but I thought about moving the lamp over. I have had a lamp there on that side, but I need it to be where it is because we use it a lot and it is convenient there. I usually have a pot of greenery or something tall in the empty space, but it would be bare branches at this point, lol.

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  13. How fun, I love these. Your dining room is wonderful. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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  14. Thanks for sharing this wonderful slipcover makeover at Project Inspire{d} (AnExtraordinaryDay.net), Anita!! I just love your chairs this way. :)

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  15. Oh I so love those slipcovers!…Love your dining room and I am sure you will find just the perfect decor and balance to that gorgeous room!

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  16. I like your new slipcovers very much, Anita. And I think your desire and willingness to accommodate your 7 year-old son is so sweet. You're a good mom. :)

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  17. Beautiful work on the slipcovers!
    Aren't dropcloths wonderful?? I have used them for drapes in my house...
    Love these slipcovers.....
    Nancy
    wildoakdesigns.blogspot.com

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  18. The slipcovers are beautiful. Your home is beautiful!

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  19. Your slipcovers are beautiful. I wish I could sew.

    locksleylane.blogspot.com

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  20. I love how so many of your things are so meaningful. If you don't mind a suggestion ... move your lamp to the other side of the sideboard and see if that helps balance that wall for you.

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  21. Anita, just wanted you to know that I'm featuring you at Project Inspire{d} this Monday night at 8 ET - AnExtraordinaryDay.net :)

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  22. WOW Anita - your dining room is just stunning - looks like a room in a European Chateau - amazing !!!
    XOX

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  23. Saw your room on Miss Mustard Seed's blog...your last photo looks like a Vermeer painting! Just beautiful.

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