Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Dining Chair Slipcovers

I am on a serious mission to complete my dining room. And, today I am one step closer!

New slipcovers are finally in da house!!

You may recall that the chairs originally looked like this...

They are Ethan Allen, and I found them at a consignment shop. I always intended to have slipcovers made. It just took me awhile.

The fabric is 100% cotton (Diversitex Prairie) from fabric.com.

Mary Ann from Classic Casual Home wrote a great post about slipcovers HERE. I've referred to it several times.

I took Mary Ann's advice and pre-washed the fabric to prevent shrinkage. Let me tell you... washing 11 yards of fabric is no easy feat. Mary Ann's workroom does it for her. Mine did not.

I ended up sweet-talking a local dry cleaner into washing it in an industrial sized washer for me. When I picked it up, he was none-too-happy that he only quoted me $20.  Oops! :)

I'm so thankful to be able to cross this off the to-do list. My window treatments are being made now, so hopefully, the final reveal will happen soon! Stay tuned...

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  1. Oh, I love those slips. Can't wait to see the completed room.

  2. Just so lovely! Nicely, nicely done.
    (what is the color on the walls in there??? It is beautifully done )

  3. Very, very pretty! I just love the simplicity of the chairs and the covers suit them perfectly! Gorgeous! Kim @ Exquisitely Unremarkable

  4. Very, very pretty! I just love the simplicity of the chairs and the covers suit them perfectly! Gorgeous! Kim @ Exquisitely Unremarkable

  5. Very, very pretty! I so wish I could do something like this...I'm a klutz with fabric!


  6. The chairs and slipcovers are beautiful! In fact, I think the entire room looks awesome!! I can't wait to see it completely finished.

  7. Hi, love the slip covers! I have a few of my own getting completed as I write, 2 bergere chairs. Can't wait! Beautiful home, I also love the chandelier, my I ask where you got it? Really enjoy your blog!

    Cathy Chapman

  8. Hi, I'm visiting from the WOW party. I'm new here & now your newest follower. You dining room is lovely. Very sophisticated and elegant. Love the new slip covers! I would love to invite you to share this at a new link party Modern Cottage Mondays at Curate by Carrie Corson:) http://curatebycarriecorson.com/2013/10/14/31-days/

  9. OMG those chairs are GORGEOUS with and without the slipcover! They are a fabulous find and your dining room looks GREAT!

  10. Love your slipcovers! Ugh... I know what you mean about that much fabric. I washed about 12 yards of muslin and just about strangled myself! :)

  11. Coming together in a grand way. Love your fig in the window and the color ofmyour walls. Such a pretty room

  12. Love those pleats! Yup, washing oodles of fabric is not fun and I have yet to tackle the slipcover for my sofa. I may have to send out my fabric for washing somewhere here in Dubai since my little European front loader won't hold much!

  13. They are so pretty and I love this room!

  14. The chairs turned out perfectly. It is hard to wash all that fabric at one time. You hate to cut it for fear of cutting something too short. I love having white slipcovers in the house, even with little kids. Wash it off. Alaina

  15. The slipcovers are gorgeous!!! And I have a serious crush on that chandelier. ;)

    Angela @ Number Fifty-Three

  16. WOW...so beautiful and thank you for the mention...you are awesome!!!