In this post, I updated you on my bedroom progress. I also showed you photos of the slipcover I wanted to use on my old, very dated looking 90s chair:
Hello ~ the 90s called. They want their chair back.
It's actually damned good Rowe furniture. Solid, well~upholstered, and has held up remarkably well through 3 moves, 7 dogs and a lot of sitting. I also have the sofa, loveseat and an ottoman:
While a bit exaggerated, the curved arms aren't too far removed from what's being sold in Ikea, Crate & Barrel and Pottery Barn these days. Re~upholstering was not in my budget, so I knew it would have to be slipcovers.
My first choice was uglysofa.com I had read about them on various decor blogs, but frankly, I was less than impressed. Their selection is tiny, and never seems to be replenished, and after my 5th email asking about inventory went unanswered, I gave up.
My second choice was Rachel Ashwell's "Simply Shabby" line from Tarjay. After reading the online customer reviews, I realized these wouldn't work as they are apparently fairly thin and stripes and prints show through the cream/natural slipcover. Strike two.
By this time, my thoughts on the style I was going for had changed. I realized that I wanted a more formal look to my living room and bedroom. I then found this style by SureFit:
I love the matelasse, and even though I have a dog, I love the white. I wasn't sure if the slipcovers would fit my furniture, though. I lucked out and found a new, unopened with tags chair cover on eBay for half of the retail cost. I bought it (it was sold with a two week return window) and it arrived today.
Amazing. Even my award~losing stinking photograph looks pretty much like the vendor website photo above. It fits very well, has a nice weight to it, and best of all, it's machine washable...woot. The stripes don't show through, and I think it complements my "Linen Rose" bed linens perfectly:
my actual bedroom
That leaves a Parsons chair to be slipcovered (SureFit to the rescue again), and the installation of drapes (plain, white linen panels that I'll trim with fabric from a second "Linen Rose" duvet cover I purchased for that reason) and my bedroom will be done. I'm also going to get the same slipcovers for my living room furniture.
I am linking up at:
Mod Mix Monday @ Mod Vintage Life
Make It Pretty Monday @ The Dedicated House
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday @ Coastal Charm
Table Top Tuesday @ A Stroll Thru Life
Tweak It Tuesday @ Cozy Little House