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.