This relaxed sofa slipcover, in the perfect shade of blue, looks right at home in my customer’s lakeside cottage in Paw Paw, MI.
After living “forever” with a yellow slipcover, Cindy always knew a slipcover makeover in blue was destined to happen. It took her awhile to find just the right hue but finally she found it in a cotton twill at Calico Corners. I love how it looks with her chalky apple green walls, white trim and awning stripe rug. So summery!
My sister found this vintage armchair at Kalamazoo Kitty, our favorite local pre-owned furniture store. The groovy green upholstery and retro 50’s features weren’t exactly her style. So, I made a simple, cotton twill slipcover to highlight the chair’s classic, boxy shape.
I padded the skinny T-shape arms to give the slipcover something to grab onto and help create a smooth fit. I also removed the old skirt and padded the inside back to get rid of the tuft marks.
We added castors, too. It made a huge difference! The original chair had a low profile so we added 1.5″ wheels. Now the chair sits at the same height as the other furniture pieces in the living room.
My customer’s chaise lounge, underneath the worn-out slipcover and puppy-chewed arms, was in great shape. All it needed was a little TLC.
Here’s the new slipcover. I used a Camel color cotton twill from Pottery Barn and created a shabby-chic fit. The durable fabric was a good choice since the slipcover will get a lot of use from pets and kids — and frequent washing!
I lined the skirt for better drape and improved the zipper closure. When I finished I was tempted to plop down and put my feet up!