Category Archives: armchair slipcovers

Custom-Fit Slipcover for Bergere Chair

Grande Duke French Chair Slipcover SideVoila! A custom-fit slipcover for my bargain Bergère style armchair.

A couple of weeks ago I shared my slipcover design ideas for this French chair. In today’s post, I give you a look at which one I chose, and how I tackled the pin fitting. Enjoy! Continue reading

Designing a Budget-Friendly Slipcover for a Bargain Bergere Chair

French Chair Exposed Wood Detail

I got lucky. I found this Bergère French chair at my local ReStore and paid only $50!!

Now, my mind is whirling with slipcover design ideas. As with any slipcover project, there are a lot of decisions to make about fit, fabric, function and cost.

And, then there is the million dollar design question: should I cover the wood or expose it?

In today’s post, I share the first steps in designing a budget-friendly slipcover for my bargain Bergère.

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Tailored Slipcovers for Vintage Ethan Allen Chairs

Vintage Ethan Allen Chair

When you shop secondhand furniture stores do you tend to walk past the pieces with outdated upholstery?

If you do, you might be missing out on something special. Like this pair of well-made, barely used Ethan Allen armchairs that Virginia found. Whoo-hoo! 

She chose these chairs for their clean lines, sturdy frame and comfy support knowing a slipcover would easily hide the 1998 garden motif.

Virginia was spot on. Her vintage chairs turned out to be the perfect candidates for a slipcover makeover. Let’s take a look at the pretty transformation. Continue reading