Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Slipcovers, Swirling, and Hoarding , Oh My!

I finally finished six slip cover orders and had four picked up yesterday! It was a little hard to let one of them go...How can I get away with keeping it?...lol That was what I was thinking yesterday! ;)




It is a fun chair...It swirls around and around! And makes me feel like a kid again! I remember my Great Grandma Meme had one that swirled...and I loved it!


LIFE.

IS.

{Please excuse the lamp with no lamp shade...another "baseball" accident, I am quite sure...Oh, the life with boys is filled with surprises! That shade was made of stained glass
and was a special gift from Mr. Screaming Meme...But a miracle happened...it is fixable...Life is truly good, huh?}

GOOD!!!!

Ahh! Life is good {and fun}, isn't it?...if we stop and play with life a little more...so swirl, dance and be silly...no one is watching...Well, not if you don't post it all over your blog...Nope...No one has to know if you dance and sing...leap, skip...or swirl around...just to feel the butterflies in your tummy once again! That is what curtains {and locks} are for...:) So, play with life...It is patiently waiting!

Yesterday was a fun day for me...I have been so busy with work...I finally had some time to myself...Well, an hour or so...But it was MY hour and I did what I do best...shopped! ;) I went to Goodwill & Target...I got a little annoyed at GW by some crazy old lady...She was very pushy {literally} and a little out of control...So much so I think the whole store was staying clear from her...It looked like she had had 9 cups of coffee or maybe on crack, I don't know the difference between the two? :D

But hey, she bought $150 worth of furniture...I know that because I bravely stood behind her in line...ready to karate chop her, if need be...I don't think her husband was very impressed...He LOUDLY confessed that they had a barn full of furniture that she will never fix or get to...and sadly, she doesn't sell any of it...It is stuff she wants to use herself...So, I guess she is a hoarder or something...Which is not funny...or is it? No, It isn't...hoarding is a horrible disease and one I try to remember when the deals are just too good...I literally have to stop myself...remind myself of the show, "Hoarders" and just walk away...I will only buy things I know I will be able to get to in a month...And if I don't...I sell it as is...Because that show scares me that much! haha! NOT kidding! I did buy four old farm house chairs at GW yesterday...that I will be keeping (I will post about them later this week).




So, I headed to Target and ended up buying the Shabby Chic Linen Duvet in robin's egg blue...I love the feeling of linen through my fingers, don't you? And the robin's egg blue is a perfect blue, I must say...I actually am returning it because I want something a little different and I may be the only one to be able to do that...I seem to never be able to get away from my sewing machine, Ole' Bessie Girl...She works harder than most sewing machines! And I am so hard on her! lol


Okay, back to my swirl chair, I mean my clients...hehehe ;)...originally I hated that chair...I thought it was going to be the hardest slip cover because of the odd shape and attached pillow...I worked with it and came up with a way for her to shine again...My client has a set...so, I made two slips...They were her grandma's chairs...I guess all grandmas have swirly chairs...Well, it is fitting...Grandmas are FUN! ;)


I added some piping and few ruffles...



And made ribbon ties for the closure in the back...I think it adds charm to this ole' chair, what do you think?

I double knotted the ribbon ties to give it more structure...So, remember that if you have a slipcover that has ties....It helps give them more form...


Oh, darn it...I totally forgot to get a before picture...And my client was due any minute...so, I snapped a sexy leg picture right before she pulled up! At least I have that...LOL! I need to remember that!

So, a recap...swirl more, life is good, stay away from Crazy Ole' Ladies, don't be a hoarder and take an hour and just be YOU! It is priceless! Life is waiting...go play!

XoXo, Meme

Reminder...I am having a Chalk Paint Giveaway (2 cans), stop by and sign up!

20 comments:

HeathahLee said...

I sure wish you lived closer to me (or I lived closer to you!) because I have a HUGE sofa I need slipcovered and I think I'm just too nervous to do it myself. I know I can do it...it's just gonna take a lot of work! : )

And I know we're not in danger of hoarding...we just got rid of a BUNCH of junk at a yard sale Saturday...what was left over went right into a GW truck! Ahhhh! We felt so much lighter that afternoon! : )

A Thrifted Market said...

Love the slipcovers! If I lived closer I would find a chair and let you cover it! Great job. Going to dance now...

laxsupermom said...

Love the tie closures on the back of the slipcover. Swivel chairs are so much fun, and that one looks great now! I agree about twirling and dancing - an absolute must. Thanks for sharing.

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

I remember I used to go around and around and around in my gradnparents chair growing up, it was the best. My kids do it now in our office chair :)
I'm in love with your slip cover, the ties are perfect!!!! Your new comforter oh so pretty! Can't wait to see the chairs you picked up, good thing the grumpy lady didn't take them from you :)
Hope you have a fabulous week :)
XOXO
Kristin

TheCrankyCrow said...

You are a breath of fresh air! I think it would be fun to go swirling with you...! LOVE the ribbon tie closures on the back of that chair...I'd probably have the back facing forward all the time! Great job...can see why you would want to keep it! And...."Hoarders" - well, see, I try to put a positive spin on it....I make my DH watch that show just so I can say "See...I'm not THAT bad!" (But I wait till it's an episode of someone who hoards garbage or animals.....) ;o) Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Amy Kinser said...

Gorgeous! You have amazing talent.

Am looking for a few farmhouse chairs to go around my "new" farm table I just bought. Maybe I will be as lucky as you.

Rhonda @ The Yellow Brick Road said...

You rock, Meme! I have one of those chairs to cover too......and I do NOT sew like YOU! Remember??

LOL

PicturePerfectPixies said...

The bows are adorable!

Something Nice and Pretty said...

I love the ties on the back of slipcovered chaie, wonderful job!

Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys said...

Now that slipcover's backside is just sexy!

Jemsmom said...

You are too cute!! I love swirling in chairs still, but do get sick quicker now that I am a wee bit older!!! You are a sewing goddess. I am jealous...

Have a great week and watch out for crazy old ladies!!!

tammy said...

Loving the slipcover! The ties are perfect. One day I will have to attempt making one. Funny about the crazy lady in the GW.

Christy said...

I have 5 boys and I believe the only major damage so far is from the hubs! :)

I really wish I had a good Goodwill. The one near me is downright scary. :(

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

That chair is so cute! I'm starting a slipcover for my modern wingchair and I don't really sew or know how to use my sowing machine! But I'm using a drop cloth as fabric so there's not much money invested (just time).

Wish you were closer so you could give me some tips!

Manuela

Beach House Living said...

The slipcovers look great.
We have a building of stuff. It would be nice to sell it but you can't anything out of it. Hoarding yep I have fallen victim in this last year. Awful.

Sheri, Jess, and Nel said...

Hello,
I just visited your blog today. I saw your Blog from Ashley at A Schott of Class. I'm Matt's Aunt. Me and my daughters just started a blog. It will talk about events that we attend and show pictures of the different countries that my daughters have traveled to, and things that bring us happiness. We would love it if you could visit us. The link is: http://redrosealley.blogspot.com, and become a follower. Jess is interested in Interior Design too. In fact, she has a degree in it. It was nice meeting you. You look so young in your picture. Hope to hear from you, and have a sweet day.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Anita @ Cedar Hill Ranch said...

Hi Screaming Meme (or do you go by screamin'?) Love the blog and that slipcover is amazing. Thanks for entering the Cedar Hill Give-away. Looks like you went all the way!! I think the class will be awesome, so if you win, you will have to tell us all about it. I am following you now. I am looking forward to seeing what else you are up to!!

Life of Style said...

Love the chair! Ha, the earth must have been of its axis yesterday I encountered a few of those pushy people as well and it almost sent me home but I persevered! Glad to see I am not the only one!

Rhonda @ The Yellow Brick Road said...

Where you are girlfriend?? Miss you!

Pink Overalls @DIY Home Staging said...

When I place my forefinger into my cheek like that, and get that faraway look in my eyes, my husband usually says something like "Oh-o."

He knows I dreaming up another project. Or another "brilliant idea," as he calls them.

Hey, sometimes they are!