Monday, December 16, 2013

A Little Nip and Tuck

No not me!!
I had you goin huh? LOL~~
No, I'm talking about a chair
 I nipped and tucked a new slipcover for!
Remember my floral chair?
Well, I love it
just need a change of
Sorry for the blur in this pic.
Borrowed it from a previous post
and not sure what happened.
Anyway, I know I will want
this look again~~
So making a slipcover is the best way.
I found a plaid black and ivory slipcover
from SureFit.
I knew it would not fit exactly
so I knew I had to redesign it right on the chair.
Making sure to purchase a cover
slightly larger then the chair, 
that's where the nip and tuck comes in.
I placed the cover on the chair
making sure the fabric meets a little longer
on the floor.
This gives room to pull and pin in place.
Then I  started to pin to the shape of the chair.
It took some time,
but in the end
worked perfectly
can be pulled off
and the old look enjoyed again.
So here is what I did.
Around the arms and back,
I pull the fabric tight to the shape
and pin in place.

Any areas with folds should
match on both sides.
Then with heavy coat thread
I blind stitch
the tucks in place.
Later I iron right over those sewn areas.
No stitches go through to the original
fabric underneath.
This way, the cover can be removed
and used again and the form
is permanently altered.

When I ordered the cover it was on sale
and so was the pillow to match.
I never purchased from SureFit
so they also gave me another
10 percent off and free shipping.
I knew I would use the pillow for a
chair seat cushion for this little vintage chair.
I removed the pillow form
and fit the cover  with
an old seat cushion.
It worked great.
I am just loving plaid these days!!
and this works with my ever evolving

The darling little pillow was a
purchase from Kathy
The back of the pillow
is the same fabric that is on the back
of this chair below too.
Love it!!
The legs of this one
were a light tan
I painted and distressed them to the black.
Much better.

Thanks for stopping by
to see
my nip and tuck project.
I just found the 5' X 7' rug after searching for months.



Wishing you a special day.

Celestina Marie

Etsy Cottage Style
Holiday Craft Room


1CardCreator said...

Great way to alter your chair, very clever how you did your nip and tuck and it came out beautifully, love the plaid too! Your home looks beautiful. ~Diane

Jan Hermann said...

Great idea to cover your chair and alter to fit! Wonderful nip and tuck procedure!! I love that wing back chair, too!! Hugs ~ Jan ♥

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

I know for sure YOU don't need any nips or tucks! You're beautiful just the way you are.

The slipcover looks fabulous. It really is a nice compliment with it being plaid. (I'm also in love with plaids and large check type patterns these days... what's with that? I was never really attracted to them before!) You did
a great job fitting it to the chair. You'd never know it was a slipcover.

I have to say I'm in love with your wing back chair. It's very cool! Tres chic!

Much Christmas love, Edie

Mari said...

Wonderful way to switch up a chair my friend, it looks great ;-)


Draffin Bears said...

Hi Celestina Marie,

How neat your nip and tuck work on your chair is - love the new look and amazing what a new look can do for your room.
Sending hugs and wishing you a happy week

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Great fit, Celeste! I like how you did this and will have to keep it in mind for the chair I have in our bedroom. Ha - thanks for the shout out! : )

Createology said...

Your home is such a delight to see. You are very clever with your nip and tuck chair slip cover. You have completely changed the look and feel yet preserved the former look. How smart for using the pillow as a cushion cover for the wooden chair to coordinate. Stitching Bliss Dear...

Donna said...

Your chair turned out great, Celestina! I could use a little nip and tuck around here, hahaha! You have so many wonderful ideas, I bet you design in your sleep:)

Donna said...

I almost forgot to mention that I love your Christmasy blog header!!

Patty Sumner said...

Great job! I am just not so good at any type of nip and tuck projects... me and needles and thread...ugh! Your living room is gorgeous... I love all the white furniture..Have a great week. Blessings!

Deborah@Green Willow Pond said...

Awesome job on the cover Celestina! It looks so professional. Your room is drop dead gorgeous! Love that script chair and the sideboard. You have great taste. Have an awesome week!

Dorthe said...

A wonderful idea, to cover in a new coat,- and by doing it like this is great. Your room looks so gorgeous ,and the new cover fits wonderfully with the new carpet, and your black accents in the room.
Thank you for a good idea, and have a pretty and nice day, my dear.

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

I've never tried a Surefit cover. You made this one look like it was made for the chair, and how nice to be able to slip it off and switch back to the other fabric when you're ready. laurie

Unknown said...

I am so paint and so slipcovers...thanks a lot..I'm gonna be goin to confession agian 8(
LOL, you are so talented.
Merry CHristmas!

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Wow, it looks like a custom upholstered chair! Great transformation!

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Welcome To Rose Garden Market from Celestina Marie Design. It is so nice to meet you. My name is Celestina Marie named after my grandmother and my friends call me Celeste.My creative journey extends over 30 years enjoying the love of painting and redesigning vintage and new treasures. I love to go treasure hunting and the fun of finding great vintage pieces to redesign..