Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Ta Da!!! And, Here's The Finished Slipcover!

Is it Wednesday already?  Wow....time does fly, doesn't it?

I hope your week's gotten off to a great start sweet girlies!




As promised......FINALLY.....the post on the den desk chair slipcover.....


Man, that's one ugly chair, isn't it?  Yep, that's what I thought.......how have I lived with this darn thing for about five years you ask?

Heck if I know......you know how you just become accustomed to looking at something?....Then one day you look again...........horrified there's something so disgusting in your home?

Ok.........you probably don't, but I sure do.

I had a little desk that I just loved, but something was just "off"....well Spencer, have you noticed the pulls are UGLY?

See, that's what I mean.     :-)

Enter a lovely (ok, not lovely......but CHEAP) dropcloth, some cording a stencil, a couple of vintage buttons and we're off.........




 
Now, things are starting to come together.....
I'll put a little pillow on it too........I should have done that for the photo, but totally forgot.  It would have been so much more smashing, don'tcha think?



  
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Curvy little gal, isn't she?






  
  Ahhhhhhhhh...........I saved the best 'til last.  Isn't that cute?  Do you really think so?

You know how all of the packaging now is that hard plastic stuff?  Well, Tightwad Tillie here saves allllllllll of it.  (That's why you'll NEVER see pix of my garage.......SCARY).........anyway, I found a cute little fleur de lis on the net, copied it and traced it onto a piece of that 'ol plastic cut it out and stenciled this little cutie onto the back piece of my slipcover.  Then I stitched around it to puff it up a smidge...




 
I'm a girlie who loves details........so I added this little do-hickey with buttons too.

And, since my chair will usually be pushed into the desk, this is what will show.



I'm happy to check one more thing off of my list.  Now, tomorrow it's onto the curtains.  I've been procrastinating forever on those.......but the time has come to cut into that fabric and go for it.

Measure twice, cut once.  Boy, that's some good advice!  Glad I reminded myself of it.


I'm always afraid to mess things up.


But I'm going for it.



Tomorrow.



Really, I am.



Ok, girlies........I'm going to go to bed now so I can get up bright and early and get to it.



Huggies and Lovies,
Spence


xoxoxoxo





80 comments:

  1. Your slipcover is gorgeous my dear. love the fleur de lis decor on the back: so chic and adds a special touch to the slipcover. again, you're so talented gal and spread inspiration all around you!
    hugs
    rita

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  2. Your chair cover is adorable! Hope you have lots of success with the curtains.

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  3. Ohhh Spencer how beautiful this slipcover is.. I love it!! The trapunto stitched fleur de lis is such a fabulous touch!
    Very well done..
    Blessings ~Mary~ :-}

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  4. OMG. You really know how to sew and create!!! I wouldn't even know where and how to start to make a slipcover, and my father was an upholsterer!!!! EXCELLENT WORK, precious! And you would look lovely in that Grace Kellyesque gown!!!!

    Bisous, Anita

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  5. OMG!!!! You did that? Absolutley Stunning. I love her new flirty dress. That is a perfect stencil.. IF i tried to do one, it would run all over the place.. YOurs is crisp and soooooooooo sweet.. I know you will do just as great a job on the curtains , so have no dread.. Just wonderfull Spencer..

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  6. Hi Spencer,
    I am loving your chair. And the fleur-de-lis
    is just the icing on the cake. You are making great progress on that list.

    Sissie

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  7. So-o-o-o pretty!! Such a beautiful job!!
    Love,
    Marilyn
    xxoo

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  8. Thanks for popping by my blog! I have a thing about French things so love that you included a fleur de lys on the back of your new slipcover! I've never thought of making a slipcover for my desk's chair & now you have me thinking! Sadly, I have so many projects to complete before the slipcloth that I may never get there! But I do admire yours! Thanks for posting!

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  9. Happee Wednesday morning to you cupcake!! WOOHOO gal...you made that chair look like a million bucks!! But then it seems that everything you touch becomes beautiful!! So when are you going to come to Florida and work your magic in my home??!! ;o)

    You do inspire me, Spencer, I gotta tell you! Now if I could only find a slot of time to follow through with that inspiration!!! Where does the time go anyway??

    Hope your day is grand and that you know that you are SO appreciated and loved!!

    Big Squishy Hugs,
    Becky

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  10. Oh Spencer sweetie...
    This is top of the line gorgeous. Eye candy beautiful. You had better not let Sissie see this, she will be over there wheeling it home. Oh my gosh, she fleur-de-lis everything, even baby shoes. She will love this.

    You did an awesome job. When you decide on a pillow for the chair, Spencer you should also add a fleur de lis to it. It would be so devine.

    Love it, as always you do such beautiful work. What an element of surprise to your work station.

    Thank you for sharing sweetie. It was so worth the wait. Country hugs...Sherry

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  11. Spencer, what a darling slipcover! You have the touch my friend. The is the best desk chair slipcover I've seen.

    xo
    Claudia

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  12. great job Spencer! you'll become the queen of slipcovers if you don't watch out!

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  13. Oh Spencer.. It came out beautiful!! You did a beautiful job! I LOVE it! I have to tip my hat to you! ~tina

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  14. It is fabulous! OMGOSH...I love it!

    Thanks for sharing sweet friend and for stopping by~

    Rebecca

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  15. So cute!!! I wish I had such sewing talents - I am more of a straight line kind of girl. :)

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  16. I'll say it's smashing!!! You can do that with a dropcloth??!! WOW! It's incredible!! Really incredible!!!

    Hugs ~

    :) T

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  17. That's wonderful, honey!!!! You did great. I love it but you have so much talent it's unbelievable...
    xoxo,
    Connie

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  18. That looks perfect Spencer, great job, Char

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  19. Now this is just the best idea I have seen. I hate the look of all those office chairs, but this is just fabulous. What a super job. Hugs, Marty

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  20. Great make over for your chair. Thanks for visiting me at Delights of the Heart. I will add you to my personal list of NW bloggers.

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  21. Ok, the Fleur De lis just finished this little cutie . Can i have this chair? lol.. mishelle

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  22. You are so lucky to be able to create such beauty!! Ugly duckling to a swan...Thank you for showing us.
    Annette

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  23. Absolutely adorable! (Of course, for you, this is nothing unusual!) I love the ruffles and flourishes and details of perfection! It is totally Spen-cer-a-li-tious! Can hardly wait to see those curtains!

    Grins!
    Pamm

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  24. Wow! We have a horrible black chair in our office (not my choice) but I don't have the skill to make a slipcover like that. I love yours!

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  25. Well now, that turned out great! What a wonderful transformation of a plain old desk chair! Terrific job!

    Have a wonderful Day!

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  26. Hi Spence,
    WOW !! Fabulous !! What a makeover indeed, and NOW it's fit for a QUEEN !! Just perfect, and thanks for the reveal .. You are a talented one .. Happy day to you sweet one ~
    hugs ~tea~xo

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  27. I love that this looks just like a dress. How perfect is this? I am thinking of recovering an office chair and was wondering how I would go about it. Now I am inspired to give my chair a second life.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog, I had the best time reading everyone's comments on my yard sale finds. I love the little plate too, it is part of a set I own that has fruits on them, apple, grapes, pear , plum and limes on each plate. What a super find on the round plates.

    Thanks for stopping by, I will be sure to visit you often.

    Audra

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  28. Hi Spencer

    Thank you for visiting my blog. I just had to come over and take a peek at your blog. Love it! And I love the music!!

    That slip covered chair is fantastic!
    Pamela :)

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  29. Spencer, you are such a talented lady...♥ your slip cover, looks so professional.

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  30. Just lovely Spence! I admire the way you thought to put some decoration where it will really show, on the back of the chair!

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  31. Aren't you clever! I'd be very proud of myself if I were you. I must try this project~it makes such a difference!

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  32. What a beautiful job you did, I love it. I'm not so talented like that so I love when I see other peoples talent. Your header is very pretty.

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  33. Beautiful slip cover and idea. So much cuter than those plain chairs:)

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  34. Spencer, you are so talented. I mean I knew you had talent, but this blows me away. I love that. It looks so classy ... just perfect

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  35. Spencer, I loved your project so much I featured it on my blog, The Boardwalk Blotter, which houses my favorite projects. I put two of your pictures and the direct links back to your blog. Here is the link so you can see. Feel free to grab a "featured" button too! This is a very impressive design for a desk chair slipcover!

    http://bobbypinsdesignotebook.blogspot.com/

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  36. Spencer,
    This is fabulous!! You took the basic office chair from a 0 to a 10!!!! One of my favorite projects I've seen on the blogs.
    Jane

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  37. Just checked out your blog- oh, how I wish I could sew!!! You are uber talented! Thanks for sharing your creativity!

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  38. That is gorgeous! love the little buttons on the back!

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  39. I thought the chair was darling when I saw the front of it, but when you turned the chair around to show the back it was even cuter. Not only is that a great chair remodel, but your post is just so entertaining! I just want to run over and give you a big hug! Can't exactly do that so I am sending hugs instead!!

    Love,
    Susan and Bentley
    xxoo

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  40. That is one of the best chair transformations I have ever seen!! I have a desk chair that needs either to be recovered or slipcovered. You've shown me how awesome it can look when it's finished!!!

    Karen
    My Desert Cottage

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  41. Wow, that office chair is under that gorgeous slipcover? Very inspiring...Can't wait to see more.

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  42. The chair makeover is amazing, so charming and feminine. I like the fleur de lis too...Christine

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  43. Leave it to you Spence to leave the best for last. You are truly amazing. You inspired me again. Yesterday I painted my little back wall/back splash a Tiffany Blue. I also changed my curtains. I needed some "spring" look. I bought nice pink sheers for 3.00. Love the change.
    Good luck with your curtains dear friend.
    Love Claudie
    xoxoxoxo

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  44. OH! The fleur de lis is fabulous!!!! I just love it! I think I may have to finally do something about my own ugly chair I've been staring at for over twice as long as you've stared at yours.

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  45. WoW.I wish I could do that!That's perfect,what you did with the back:)

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  46. oh my goodness...that is beautiful! Thanks for sharing! i love all the details! you've inspired me to do my office chair!

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  47. G'morn Spencer ~ You slip cover is wonderful & I love the stencil & ruffles.

    Wonder if you asked your daughter about Deb & Terry/Cissy ... I'll let you know when I hear something.

    Hugs, Marydon

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  48. Oh my goodness that is beautiful!!!
    Would you ever sew one for sale?
    My chair is looking ugly~

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  49. Spencer this is amazing. I LOVE it! What a difference. How I wish I had your talent at making slips. It's something I love to do, but I'm not that good at. Not like yours! This will make you smile everytime you come into the room.
    hugs

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  50. Hi!!! You have always been so amazingly talented...and the details! Too sweet;)
    deb @ garden party

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  51. It is absolutely adorable! I have put off getting a "real" office chair for so long because they just aren't "cute" enough...meanwhile I sit in an uncomfortable wooden one...lol. But this gives me inspiration! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  52. Without reading all the millions of comments on this post I know someone has asked you to make these chair covers and I second it. Only problem mine has these arms on it. I would gladly pay for one!!! And I love that you used the drop cloth. So what do you say????

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  53. You did an outstanding job. It doesn't look like the same chair. Love it!
    Blessings!
    Gwen

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  54. Wow! That looks amazing and I love the fleur de lys!

    Kat :)

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  55. Okay - I am speechless and that says a lot for ole chatty.

    You are so talented. If someone said I had to do that or die - I'd say just kill me now!

    That is so beautiful - what an awesome job - can't wait to see the curtains.

    Sandie

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  56. Oh Spencer, would you ever make and sell these? Did you use a pattern or what? Gosh I want a pink one!!!Lori! So spectacular!

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  57. It looks fantastic! I love the Fleur de Lys! Have a sweet day!

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  58. Hello Spencer,
    Wanted to thank you for dropping by on Sunday,
    it is so nice to meet you, and I hear you know my friend Becky over @ Holiday in the Sun. We live fairly near each other and have been friends for years. I love Jesus too, He is the best thing besides my hubby that ever happened to me.
    Loved loved loved your office chair, what a lovely transformation. Bet it looks so striking when it is pushed under the desk.
    Hope you have a lovely day.
    Blessings, Nellie

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  59. I do have one of those chairs. When my son went to college, I hid it in the storage room. (That's our "garage"!)

    Excellent redo. I have so much ruffling planned I'm hoping to get an attachment. Definitely coming back for the slipcover tutorial from before soon. I may just have to do this chair, too.

    Great job!!!

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  60. Great job and great eye! Love the slipcover. Can't wait to see the draperies!

    Cheers!
    Ellen

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  61. It's too cute for words! What a wonderful transformation. Thank you so much for your visit and warm comment!

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  62. Oh, wow, what an amazing transformation! And the fleur de lis....a girl after my own heart! Great job.

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  63. Your slipcover turned out great. What a transformation. I love the ruffles and the added touch of the fleur de lis on the back.

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  64. Wow--great transformation!

    http://spindlecottage.blogspot.com/

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  65. What a great job you did with the chair...Love the little ruffle and ofcourse the back is fabulous....

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  66. Wow! Your chair is amazing all dressed up in her new dress!! Fantastic Job!!
    hugs,
    Sherry

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  67. I LOVE the term Tightwad Tillie! You are such a hoot!

    What an amazing transformation! You have inspired me to spruce up my ugly office chairs...and I have three of them in my "workroom". Two came from the Salvation Army, so they are truly vintage METAL type chairs. They don't make em like that anymore! :)

    Hope you have had a terrific week! Dana

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  68. Wowee! This is one spectacular makeover! My jaw dropped and I even dragged my ever patient husband over to take a gander. I'm afraid his jaw didn't drop, but he still thought it looked better. I'm looking forward to seeing what's next.

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  69. What a fantastic idea!!! Love the new look of the chair. Great job :)

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  70. Very sweet makeover Spencer! I thought it was cute from the front, but then you revealed the back and Wow! what a nice surprise. It really makes sense to add detail to the back. Great job!
    Hugs,
    Dawn

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  71. You wrote this post just for me, didn't you?!! Earlier today (probably just an hour ago) I was looking at the same style chair that my husband has at his desk...which is in our living room. It reminds me of something that belongs in a cubicle, and not a home...and I was wondering if I could slip-cover it...and then I see this lovely beauty that you made! You have inspired me!!! Thanks for the wonderful idea!

    Blessings, Grace

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  72. Spencer, I am soooo impressed! That slip cover is so professional looking and so designer looking. People would pay a lot of money for that in a store! Love the extra details (the stencil and the tab with the buttons). You are brilliant! laurie

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  73. Hi Spencer, Ohhhhhh I am just loving your slipcover...it is absolutely stunning!!! You did a magnificent job on this!!
    Hugs, Carol Anne

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  74. The slipcover is simply fabulous - what a way to transform an office chair! And of course, I just love the fleur-de-lis.

    Chelsea

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  75. LOVE it! It turned out so beautifully. You are a very talented lady!!
    Patricia :o)

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  76. Now that is awesome! Love it Spencer!!

    Polly

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  77. WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!! You are one talented girl!! LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!

    xo
    becky

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  78. Spencer, I peeped at this when I was racing around the last time I came for a visit, but now that I have time, I just have to tell you it's ADORABLE! You did a super job on this slipcover, and I love the details on the back. You know the French in me loves that Fleur de lis. SO neat! And I love the "doohickey" as you call it. You are so talented. I wish I could do these kind of things. I feel so inept. LOL! But I love seeing what my talented friends do. Super duper job, my friend!

    Love ya...

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  79. Beautiful! I have yet to do an office chair. Would love to have you join my slipcover show-off link party.

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  80. I have NEVER loved an office chair more! Wowza!

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Sweet and dear little Chickies....thank you so much for your comments. I read each and every one. I always try to make a return visit........sometimes I fail miserably... but you're alllll soooo special to me!

Many, many hugs!
Spencer