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12/13/11

Dining Chair Slipcovers

Would you be happy with these chairs?


I went a little crazy (I know, shocker!) a couple of days ago and made some dining chair slipcovers.   The sewing machine was already out and I thought...why should we be happy with only one look in our dining room???   Why wouldn't I just whip out five easy slipcovers for our gorgeous new dining set???   Not those kind that cover the whole chair back and all...just some dainty little seat covers.   I went to work measuring the seats and cutting out my remnant fabric.   Sorry friends, I did not make a photo tutorial of all of this. I just don't feel qualified to give tutorials on sewing projects yet. Maybe when I'm a little more seasoned!   I removed the seats from the chair, they just screw off from the chair bottom, and laid them on my fabric to trace.  I added in a half inch seam allowance on all sides. Then I cut the front, back and side strips at 3 1/2 inches wide ~ this part will hang down the sides a bit.  Then came four "tie backs" to tie the cover onto the chair backs.  :)  Pretty simple, right?   Just a lot of sewing and hemming. I'm sure there was an easier way to make these slipcovers, but I wasn't using a pattern or tutorial, just shooting from the hip.   And I have a thing about patience.  I'm not proud...just honest.  Please don't hold it against me.  With all of the advanced planning on my part, (haha) I still ran out of fabric with just the tie backs left to cut out.  I sent my helpful assistant to Joann's Fabrics, since he was already heading to town.  And of course they didn't have a matching fabric ~ my original was a remnant that came from the local drug store.  Laughing OUT LOUD!!!  I dashed out to that local drug store to see if I would be lucky enough to find more of my fabric.   The closest thing I could find was a fabric that was a couple shades lighter.  It might be considered a "happy accident".  The tie backs look like they were meant to be lighter.  Maybe that's just wishful thinking on my part but take a look and decide for yourself.

Drumroll please...


Before Slipcovers
After Slipcovers



Before Slipcover
After Slipcovers













Just a "few" shots of how they turned out.  ;)  The really amazing thing is that I still have hair!








Just in case you hadn't noticed the amazing tabletop...here it is in all of it's shining glory.  Scott put an unthinkable amount of polyurethane coats on to get it this shiny.  Every time we walk by we run our hand over it to reassure ourselves that it is indeed dry.  I can't bring myself to cover it with a table runner just yet.  We are still too busy admiring how crazy-good it turned out! 


To see the full metamorphosis of this dining set you should go check out these other posts also:
http://www.ponderedprimedperfected.blogspot.com/2011/11/look-what-my-husband-dragged-in.html
http://www.ponderedprimedperfected.blogspot.com/2011/11/from-old-to-new-to-old-again.html
http://www.ponderedprimedperfected.blogspot.com/2011/11/when-will-i-be-done.html

Tell someone you love them today. <3

Thanks for stopping by!
Enjoy The Season!
Sherry

***UPDATE***
SLIP-COVERED CHAIRS IN DINING ROOM NOW:



21 comments :

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  2. I think they look great! I love your table too. The legs make it really special. I'm your newest follower...loving your blog :) would be so grateful if you stopped by ours too!
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  3. The slipcovers are lovely, and sounds that if you still have your hair, they weren't hard to do. Good for you! Lovely :D

    Smiles from Miss Mustard Seed's linky party,
    Suzanne at WhyCuzICan in NW Illinois

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  4. Beautiful fabric. Nice, simple, elegant. Great job!

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  5. These turned out great! I love the shape of these and the slipcovers are awesome! I'm your newest fan! Please check out bellanest.blogspot.com if you get a chance. =)

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  6. You did a fantastic job! They look great! I'm glad I found you on Debbie's site!

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  7. I love the detail on the back! The slipcovers are great too.

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  8. LOVE!!! They look so professionaly made and tailored. The cottagey look is awesome too. I really wish I could do something like that! Would you link up to my party?

    http://daysofchalkandchocolate.blogspot.com/2011/12/latest-and-greatest-friday-10-christmas.html

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  9. The slipcovers came out great. I love the ties. Thanks for sharing at DIYbyDesign.

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  10. they look awesome- so much softer! i love the shape of them, too! :)

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  11. Sherry,

    So nice to meet you! I found you from Debbie Doo's. My jaw just about dropped when I saw this table. I said "That's the table I want!!!!! I was all set to e-mail you, and ask where you found it. Then, I read further, and see hubby found it in the trash??? Holy cow! What a find!! It turned out beautiful!!! I have been looking for a set that comes like yours, and they are well over $1,000. I have a dark pine set. I have hope now, I will continue to search! Thanks for the inspiration! Have a wonderful holiday!

    Debbie

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  12. They look great! Love the neutral touch and you really did a nice job! Thanks for linking up to Share the Love Wednesday!
    Mary

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  13. Those turned out great! Your dining area is beautiful! I'm your newest follower from the blog hop. If you get a chance, I'd love you to stop by my blog & follow along too!
    Sally
    loveofhomes.blogspot.com

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  14. fabulous---truly the perfect change! I love them! :o)
    Jaime

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  15. Love the chairs, and the table. Great job.

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  16. Wow. These turned out great and I am so glad to hear you still have hair. :0 I only wish I had thought to do this option before recovering our dining room chairs.
    Thanks for the hook up to BeColorful's Motivated Monday.
    Merry Christmas,
    Pam

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  17. Visiting from Coastal Charm, loving the slip covers. Beautiful DR. Following you. Diane

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  18. Very nice, & they look very professional!
    CAS

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  19. LOVE the chair covers! Your dining space is looking gorgeous!
    Shannon
    www.akadesign.ca

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  20. GREAT job on those slips! I love the contrasting fabric color on the ties, too! You should be very proud of yourself, girlie! :)

    xoxo laurie

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  21. Hi...I must say the slipcovers are beautiful and for u to have done it it is amazing. I really do prefer the beforechairs though...I love the pattern itgoesgreat with the white.Nice job though

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