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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

old lace screen, and a slipcover…

we are busy putting in windows and doors right now, –what a mess!  so, I will be a bit more quiet until it’s all done.  3 more windows, a door and a whole lot of drywall still to do.
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my son gave me an old window screen last fall.  I cut out the bottom section of screen, and stapled some old lace to the back side. 
with my leftover lace, I want to try carol’s sweet lace lampshade tutorial:)-check it out!
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and here’s my very first attempt at making a slipcover….not perfect, but, much easier than I thought it would be.  you can see the left arm is a little puckered, but, all in all, I like it.   I used lowes drop cloths and I still need to sew the covers for the cushions. 
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here’s the before…
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I learned a lot making this cover, and now, I want to do my wing back chair.  remember it?  an ugly gold, trimmed in burgundy-ick.
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it’s been sitting in the family room with a drop cloth thrown over it.
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and I LOVE old needlepoint feather pillows, and found this at salvage sisters recently.
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that’s all for now, –thanks for looking!
this week’s charming blog is vintage gal style!

45 comments:

  1. Beautiful. Love yor projects.

    Have a great day

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  2. Love the screen, Lynn! The lace is great and I like what you did to the top portion, too. Nice job on the slipcover! Kudos to you ~ I don't think I'd have the patience to do a slipcover like that. Although, who knows, I've tried a lot more projects over the past few years than I ever thought I would!

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  3. I adore your lace screen Lynn! What a great idea. And you did an amazing job on the pretty slipcover - can't believe it's your first! I love the ruffles. :)

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  4. Loooooove that screen!! And the drop cloth idea is awesome! Love how the furniture looks that way!

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  5. I love your screen and your whole style.that's one reason I wish I was a seamstress.

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  6. You are amazing to be able to make a slipcover. I'm impressed! It's so sweet, along with your screen. Happy remodeling. Sounds like a mess but I bet you'll love it when you're done. Hang in there!
    Liz

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  7. You are amazing to be able to make a slipcover. I'm impressed! It's so sweet, along with your screen. Happy remodeling. Sounds like a mess but I bet you'll love it when you're done. Hang in there!
    Liz

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  8. I want a lace screened door now! This is beautiful, so clever how you put it together. Love how your slipcover came out too, you are a really good seamstress. ~Diane

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  9. You've got skills girl! Love, love, love the slipcover. You did an amazing job. the tiny ruffle at the bottom is such a great detail.

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  10. Wow! I can't believe that's your first attempt at a slipcover! It looks fabulous :)
    Susan

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  11. Gorgeous! I really love the oval shape and the flowers!

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  12. OMG!!!Lynn this slipcover is gorgeous. What a beautiful job. I can't believe this was your first time at a slipcover either. What a pro. The gold chair will look so cute too. Great job.
    Kris

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  13. I love that little ruffle around the bottom! Great job, Lynn!
    Keep us updated on the care and washing part of the equation.
    I love the look of the drop cloths.
    -Revi

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  14. I love your white slipcover. Can you please make me one? Pretty Please????

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  15. The slipcover looks awesome. It was a great job. Love the screen too.

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  16. I am SEW impressed with your first try at slipcovering!!! You are not afraid to try anything, are you?!

    I hope you survive the construction mess. Not fun. :(

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  17. Lynn, You did a fabulous job on your sofa slipcover!! Definitely should be proud. And, of course, I love what you did with your screen door!
    Mary Alice

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  18. I know your house may seem hectic right now but when your windows are in I am sure you will be so happy! What a lovely screen and a beautiful slip cover too!
    xx
    Anne

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  19. Love your slipcover. Great job! I am so inspired by your blog!

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  20. Hey Lynn love your slipcover, thinking of doing one for my mama bear GG'S room redo, but really dont know where to start, did you use a pattern? If you have any pointers I would love your input ......P.S love your lace screen it's simply gorgeous xoxoElle@sweetpeaschicnshabbies.blogspot. com

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  21. I have yet to make my own slipcover. I don't dare. I purchased one for a pretty penny last fall....it already has paint on it. Ugh! I should have made one - maybe some day. Beautiful job - I'm impressed!

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  22. Hi Lynn, Wonderful slipcover. You did a great job. I would love to make one for a wingchair too. Have a great evening.
    Hugs, CM

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  23. I think you did a beautiful job with that slipcover, Lynn! You were quite brave to take on those ruffles for your first attempt. I think is absolutely lovely. (I have always wanted one of those loveseat/chair rockers, btw.) The lace screen is a stunning piece. And, I'm pretty sure we're kindred spirits because I drape fabric and blankets over my yet-to-be-slipcovered furniture pieces as well. Whatever works until we can get around to it, right? Thank you so much for your sweet note on my Viv too!

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  24. Great job on the slip, Lynn! You did a much better job than I would ever do, girl! :) What a huge difference it makes not only on the sofa, but in the room. Love it!

    xoxo laurie

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  25. YOU are to sweet to give me a shout out, how did the shade go? I love using lace where the screen was, what a great idea!!! And Lynn, I love your slip cover, mine were professionally made and have puckered areas too, it is all part of the shabby charm! I know you can't wait to get the windows done...I so need to do that, I know my electric bill would go down drastically!

    Carol

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  26. You did a beautiful job on your slip cover. I love the ruffle. It totally looks like a pro did it.

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  27. This is a lovely re-do . . . I have to say that I like the red checked, too, but now you have a change and that is a very good thing :)

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  28. Your slipcover looks great! I have always been afraid to tackle that project :)

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  29. Great screen and slipcover! I'm really impressed by how professional your slipcover looks:)

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  30. Loving the screen and the slipcovers. So talented.

    Cynthia

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  31. Hey Lynn! great job on the slipcover! I'd love to try this, but I'm afraid that they'd have to ship me off to the booby hatch cause I'd go bonkers before I could get it done!

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  32. I love what you did with the screen! The drop cloth slipcover turned out awesome too. I like the ruffle! I'd love it if you would share this at "What We Accomplished Wednesday," at Green Willow Pond. It is live right now. Have a great week!

    Hugs,
    Deborah

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  33. Love the screen project with the lace, Lynn. I'm going to give this a try. You are always coming up with the coolest things to inspire us! The slip cover looks amazing, you did a great job! Can't wait for the big reveal when all the work is done!
    Big hugs,
    Patti

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  34. I think you are so brave to make a slipcover and one with a ruffled trim to boot. IT'S GREAT!

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  35. The entire room looks beautiful... you did an amazing job on the slipcover and I love your screen.

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  36. Your magic touch makes everything look good ... I'm not sure I could tackle a slipcover, but I've dreamed of it. You're very brave & very talented!
    Blessings!
    Geneva

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  37. You always manage to find some of the best projects. Good luck with all the painting. :)

    Have a Happy Mother's Day.

    Hugs~

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  38. I love the slipcover! I'm hosting a new linky party at http://hickorytrailblog.blogspot.com/2013/05/efforts-and-assets-linky-party-1.html

    I would love to have you!
    Angela

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  39. Love the screen, came out really nice with the lace bottom! Now if my first slipcover will come out that well, I would rush to do it! I love the ruffles on it. Great job Lynn!

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  40. All you projects are always so lovely Lynn. You have inspired me to finish my slip covers, which have been waiting in the bottom of the linen cupboard for way too long. I love your lace screen too.

    Thanks for linking up at Shabbilicious Friday. I'm featuring you today.

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  41. As always...everything you touch turns out amazing!!! hugs...

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  42. So good to hear from you! I bet you are still up to your eyeballs in windows, can't wait until you are back

    Carol

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  43. Beautiful slipcover! May I ask where you bought the loveseat rocker? I have wanted one for a couple of years but can't find them in any furniture stores in my area. Thanks!

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    1. hi emily,
      we bought the rocker around 2004-2005 from a furniture store...i looked for a label , but, it doesn't have a company name anywhere. so sorry, i can't be much help:(

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