Slipcover Maker News: Black & White Style, Pin-Fit Tip, DIY Makeover

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Stylist Angie Wendricks at Country Road Living takes a minimalist approach to styling her country farmhouse in a calming palette of black, grey, white and wood tones.  Inspiring!

Black and White Slipcovers

Slipcovers by Karen Bean used Fritz, a simple stripe in black & white cotton linen, to create this chic cover. I like how she wrapped the stripe around the front cushion instead of breaking up the pattern with welt cord.

Maryal and Chris at Love & Specs share their living room makeover all done up in a fun mix of black & patterns and textures. Their buffalo check chair is fabulous!

Want to go beyond classic stripes and buffalo checks? Try a black & white novelty print like a floral or geometric. A few ideas for medium weight slipcovers are:  (Top) Belmont Metal, (center) Good Vibes Ebony and (bottom) InstaLinen Floral Black White


Linen Cotton for Slipcovers

Look what I found at Tonic Living:  Cleary linen-cotton, a supple heavy weight fabric in a lovely bleached cream color called Twine. Looks perfect for casual, washable slipcovers doesn’t it? Remember, test a yard to make sure it can be washed and dried with good results. Photo from Tonic Living.


Pin Fit Tip for Chair Slipcover

Figuring out exactly where to place the arm seam on an English rolled arm chair can be tricky the first time. To take the guesswork out of it create a guide from string and secure it with straight pins. Then, follow it as you pin your slipcover fabric. Once you get the feel for the placement you’ll be able to pin the seam in just the right spot on future projects without the guide.


I love creating furniture makeovers even when they don’t involve a slipcover. When a friend inherited this old secretary I immediately saw it as a home office with a small foot print and lots of storage.  With a little bit of wall paper and some stylish organization we gave her sentimental piece new purpose.

All for now!