Thursday, November 29, 2012

a second life for an old duvet cover…

this dining chair was moved into my craft room—so comfortable!  I removed the seat and back cushions and recovered them with an old “simply shabby chic” duvet cover.  the cover was reversible with two different prints—the pinks and blue are perfect for the room.


the before chair…


and recently, I was given this old chair and I’m hoping to try slipcovering it after christmas.  love the shape, just not the gold and burgundy corduroy!


I don’t think I shared this project yet.  to change up the look of this plain white bookcase, I stapled burlap to the back and randomly covered the burlap with book pages.  (I used tacky glue to attach the book pages to the burlap)


and on the bottom shelf, I used iron-on material to transfer a free graphics fairy image.  


we are going to the “christmas at the zoo” in indy this weekend.  the weather is going to be in the 60’s—yay!   last time we went it was in the 30’s---we froze!  hope you have a great weekend!

sharing with debra at commonground
thanks for looking!

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  1. did a wonderful job on both the chair and the bookcase! You are creative and very clever!! I know the next chair is going to be fabulous! :)


  2. You continue to be so creative, Lynn! Love that sweet print on your chair and great ideas flow out of you for the bookcase.
    Mary Alice

  3. Lynn- You did a beautiful job on everything. I especially LOVE that chair! xo Diana

  4. Can I move in for a few weeks? Your chair is sweet and fresh looking as is everything in your house! Every room but the kitchen and bathroom are topsy turvy with floor and wall renos in our house right now, and I can't help looking at your pretty house with envy. :)

    Have a wonderful weekend and enjoy the warm weather coming your way!

  5. I love what you did with that duvet cover ! Looks great ! I love the prints .

  6. Love the chair, Lynn, and I look forward to seeing what you do with the "new" one you got. Last year we went to the Christmas at the Cincinatti Zoo and I'd like to go again this year.

  7. Lynn,
    Love this chair. It is pretty and comfy wooo hooo. Love it.

    I can't wait to see what you do with the cordory chair.

  8. Lynn love that simple makeover on that chair!Can't wait to see what you do with that other one! What a sweet shelf skirt!

  9. I agree, the chair is just perfect now, so cute for a craft room. I just know you'll do something fabulous with the wing chair, too. cute effect with the paper as well.
    Oh, where ever did you find that cute wire holder with the roses?! I just love it!

  10. Oh, I love the chair, I always have my eyes open at thrift stores for any simply shabby fabric, I love it! Enjoy the zoo!


  11. Lynn, your chair and bookcase are awesome! What a wonderful transformation on both pieces.

  12. I love all your projects, Lynn! Love the shelf! I always have the feeling we are seeing only a fraction of what you've got going on. Love your vintage style!

  13. I love how you mixed the patterns! What will you do with the wing back? Looking forward to seeing your magic.

  14. Love how you repurposed the duvet cover!! Is that a bit of it around the base of the tree also?

  15. Lynn, I'm so happy you posted this today! I've been daring myself to cut up a Pottery Barn duvet and I can't bring myself to do it! I am now inspired!
    Have fun at the zoo and enjoy the weather.:)

  16. Your projects are always so pretty-- I love that chair with the Shabby chic fabrics. So pretty!

  17. The chair looks absolutely lovely!

  18. Oh my gosh....that chair turned out sooooo pretty, Lynn!!!! Wow! I can hardly wait to see what you do with that wingback...!!!!

    xoxo laurie

  19. These are all so lovely, you are very talented! Can't wait to see what you do with the gold chair!

  20. Lynn, I love how you repurposed the duvet cover and made that chair look a-m-a-z-i-n-g!!! Can't wait to see what you do with that wing-back chair (I'm sure it will be just as pretty!!). Enjoy your 'Christmas at the Zoo' and please share some pics :o)

  21. The chair does look comfy and I'm a huge fan of your shelf backing. That's just the kind of thing I want to do but never get to. For now I'll just ooh and ahh over yours and dream of the day I have the gumption to get working on my own shelves. Maybe it's time I do more than just "think about it". I'll let your work be my inspiration!

  22. Your chair looks so pretty and your upholstery job is amazing--not even a tiny wrinkle. :) Also, I've got to try transferring onto fabric sometime, you've inspired me!

  23. Oh my gosh, Lynn, loving this new look for the bookcase, the bottom cloth with the graphic is so wonderful!