February 24, 2009

Attempting a Slipcover

I started this project three months ago became so frustrated that I balled it up and stuck it in my closet. This past weekend I dug it out and started working on it again. The left side is starting to look good. Still need to work on the rest. I love the fabric and think it will look great in my living room. Wish me patience and luck. I'll keep you posted. It may end up back in the closet for three months!


  1. I think it's looking great! Never tried any project like that before. I can't wait to see your end results. Keep going! You've probably seen this already, but if not, maybe it can help. http://pinkandpolkadot.blogspot.com/2008/08/laziest-slipcover-tutorial-ever.html

    Thanks for all your comments. I hope you can use my ideas. I love sharing on here.

    As for the painting on the chalkboard paint, it was no problem at all. First I tried to do the lines by following a ruler. Dropped the ruler and smudged the white paint down the door. I just repainted the black chalkboard paint over it. Then I tried to pencil the lines in and free hand them. WaVy! Yuck. I was worried about the paint pulling up with masking tape because I didn't have painters tape, but it worked just fine and didn't pull off my chalkboard paint. The chalkboard paint did have days to dry before I put the white paint on though.

    I'll be looking forward to your updates!

  2. You are so brave to try a slipcover. I have 2 simple parsons chairs that I have been trying to get up my courage to try slipcovering for a year. Maybe I should give them a try. Love what you did with your kids art. Love it framed. Mimi

  3. PS Where did you find those cute scrapbooks? Mimi

  4. I picked the scrapbooks up at Target.

    Thanks for your encourgement ladies, think I'm going to need it.


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