Sunday, July 20, 2014

Duvet cover and Euros

My sweet friend Elizabeth is doing lots of updating and redecorating in her home.  She has GREAT taste and is working on getting her boys' rooms finished.  She just had hardwoods put in and gutted the bathroom.  Is it wrong to say that I'm jealous of that bathroom?  Lots of marble and gorgeous accents.  Anyway, she had me sew panels for her son Wilks and then we decided to do a duvet cover and Euro pillows in the same fabric to tie it all together.  I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE using the same fabric from window treatments as accents on the bed.  I don't have a picture of the panels hung yet, but I will take some when I get a chance.  Here is the duvet and euros propped up on my couch.  She picked out the most beautiful neutral checked fabric.  It is very heavy and rich looking.  Almost feels like burlap mixed with linen if that is a thing.  I can't wait to see it installed.  

Stool slipcover and a little Annie Sloan chalk paint

My friend KB had this old stool in her attic.  She hated the top of it, but she loved the legs.  She wanted piping and 2 inch box pleats and left the rest up to me.  I drew a sketch of what I was picturing and she loved it.  
Here is the BEFORE/AFTER and if you scroll down to the bottom, you will see that I painted the legs with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Old White.  She wants it lightly distressed and I haven't gotten that far yet.  

Here is a picture of the sketch I drew beforehand.  I try to sketch all of my slipcovers to help me picture it in my head before starting.  WARNING:  I'm not the best artist. ;-)

 AFTER with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint (Old White)

Mid Century Chair recover

My friend Jaclyn has amazing taste and loves midcentury furniture and decor.  She found this awesome chair and wanted me to recover the cushions.  I LOVE the fabric she picked out.  I pre washed the fabric and serged the edges along with adding a zipper so she can take them off and wash if needed or if she decides to go back to the navy leather, she can do that too.  Here is the before.  Once again, sorry for the iPhone pics.  I need to use my good camera!


Here is a shot of the cushions before we put them on her chair.

 And here is the AFTER!!!  How gorgeous is this fabric!!  I love deep warm tones of orange, brown and olive.  Add a splash of robin's egg blue and this is just beautiful!!
 I love how this chair turned out!

Fixed Flat Roman Shades

My friend Lindsey just remodeled her kitchen and it looks AMAZING! She wanted the look of Roman Shades but non functional.  This was a little complicated because this window measures 98 inches wide, but I love how they turned out.  I wish I had a picture of her entire kitchen because it is beautiful. She did a grey subway tile backsplash that matches this grey floral fabric.  

 This is the other window I did above the sink.  How cute is that chandelier??

Pillows for a teen girl's room

 I apologize for the bad quality iPhone pictures.  The sunlight streaming in didn't help either.  I made this chevron pillow for a friend's daughter's bed  It is linen with white linen piping and an invisible zipper.  Hard to see the piping in this angle.

This is the cutest orange/white fabric.  Client wanted just a simple Euro without piping.  Her daughter has twin beds so I made one for each bed.  Again, sorry for the bad lighting!
 Here is a shot of the room and beds with the orange Euros.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Pillow with border, bench cushion, chair

Client had leftover fabric that she loved but not enough to make a whole pillow so I made a border so she could still use this fabric.

 Here is a better picture of the cane chair I painted and reupholstered.
This cheetah cushion goes on an adorable bench but I don't have a picture of client's completed project.

Cheetah velvet envelope pillow

I have a neighbor, Katy Bell Hamnes who is a fantastic interior designer. Her home is gorgeous. And she's been kind enough to give me some projects and I've been meaning to get pictures of the pillows I did for her this summer.   I also did the desk chair slipcover for her daughter's room. If you live in Nashville/Brentwood and need a designer, let me know and I'll give you her info. She has such fun taste. Lot's of linen and velvet and just a great vision. She asked me to do these pillows for a client. She just wanted 16 inch envelope style and likes a thick, plush look so we filled them with 18 inch down inserts.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Roman Shade and window cushion

Slipcovered Chairs and ottomans

These slipcovers are made out of drop cloth!!  I wish I had taken a before picture. 
Cubed ottoman slipcover with white denim.  Please excuse the mess in the background.  I was sorting out my children's clothes to sell and give away.  My friend Lydia found a picture of a gorgeous cubed ottoman in Veranda and used that as her inspiration.  She wanted it very simple.  No pleats.  I used piping around the top and the 4 corners have a cute stitch on each side of the seam.

Here is a close up of the stitching on each side of the seam.  This is actually another chair she has in linen but I don't have a close up of the ottoman stitching.  It looks just like this.  I love the extra detail it gives on such a white piece of furniture.
I have a client who is a designer and she has me sew a lot of things for her clients.  This particular client was redoing her bedroom and found this great ottoman at Habitat Restore for a great price.  She really wanted to try out the new trend of mixing fabrics and textures with an ottoman.  The top is a silver velvet and the band is a grey and white small chevron.  The skirt is a textured zebra print and inside the pleats are the silver velvet.  What a fun ottoman!  This was more difficult than I anticipated due to the thickness of the fabrics.

Reupholstered Chairs

Adorable chevron chairs.  This is the after shot.  I absolute love this fabric and love these chairs!  These are for a lucky little lady who has the cutest room.  Her mom found these old, yellow floral chairs and had a hard time seeing them for the beauty they could be.  Her designer talked her into buying them and I'm so glad she did!  When I started removing fabric and staples I found 4 layers of fabric!! This is the 5th time they've been reupholstered so I would say they've held up well and have a lot of life left in them.  I also sanded the legs and restrained them a darker walnut color.  These were a labor of love because I would've been thrilled to have these as a little girl.  


 Cane Chair BEFORE

 Cane Chair AFTER

New pillows

I did a small flat flange on these beautiful linen pillows.  My client wanted the medallion to be front and center so I lined up the fabric on both sides to show center.  I think one is sideways in the picture.  When it's midnight and I've just finished a project and try to take pictures, my brain isn't working at full speed.  I love how these turned out.

These pillows were for the same client, however she wanted them for her daughters new home.  She's a newlywed and just starting to decorate her first home.  What a fantastic mama to help pick out this beautiful fabric and help decorate!  I remember decorating my first home and the joy it brought me.  Brings back lots of memories.  I wish I had known how to sew 11 years ago!

My friend Katybell is a fabulous designer and she always has good projects for me.  These 3 Euros and bolster pillow are for a teen boy's room.  I don't know if he appreciates fine decor, but I sure do!  The bolster is this great masculine houndstooth and the grey fabric is perfect for a manly room.  
I did these 2 navy velvet leopard pillows for a sweet lady I met off of Brentwood, Buy, Sell, Trade.  I've met the nicest people through that site.  I also reupholstered the cane chair for her and did another pillow.  The navy bordered one with the awesome navy and white geometric print.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Chalk painted chair and recover

I found this chair at Goodwill for $15!!  It was gross and didn't smell to hot so I took it completely down to the studs.  I painted it with AS paris gray and recovered it in an oatmeal linen fabric with contrasting piping.  

Dining room seat cushion recovered

I don't have the final picture once these were installed but client wanted to update her current dining room chair cushions.  The designer/decorator asked me to recover them in this adorable neutral cheetah print.