Sunday, February 22, 2009

Metamorphosis Monday ~~mini met~~


Welcome to my new blog and thanks for stopping by. Thanks to Susan from BETWEEN NAPS ON THE PORCH, http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/, for hosting Metamorphosis Monday. This is my first time participating. I had planned to post my laundry room but the paint is drying as I type and the new appliances arrive on Tuesday. So for this Met Monday I would like to share an ottoman slipcover I made.
My friend from work gave me the ottoman but I wanted a change from the blue velvet. I also like when a piece can serve more than one purpose or be moved to other spots in our home. When I get a chair or two, or a loveseat, for the bay window in our bedroom, the ottoman can always be used there too. I chose a white denim fabric because I like a lot of whites and neutrals in our bedroom. The denim will also launder easily if one of the kids puts a sticky hand on it. Although I have made several slipcovers for couches, loveseats and chairs, I am by no means an expert seamstress. I hold, tuck, cut, pin, measure, guess, re-adjust, and hope for the best. I have yet to try welting/cording but hope to soon. Like the Nester http://nestingplacenc.blogspot.com/ says, 'it doesn't have to be perfect to be beautiful'.
This is the before:


Some in progress shots:




Now maybe I need to make a pillow for it. Thanks for stopping by for Met Monday and make sure you check out the other Met Monday projects.

14 comments:

  1. oh gosh i wish i could do this, i just cant do anything that involves sewing, lol you have done a fantastic job!!!!
    hugs
    janet

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  2. Great redo, Elizabeth!
    Welcome to the land of blog!!

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  3. Oh, what a difference! I like the fact you can take it off and wash it! It looks very nice!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

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  4. Great job. This looks so nice and crisp and I love the fact that it's washable. Kathy

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  5. Welcome to the blogworld from a fellow almost newbie! Bet you've already discovered that it is addictive! Nice job on the ottoman, too.

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  6. Good for you! I am trying to work up the courage to attempt to slipcover a loveseat, but a little nervous about it. Linda

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  7. Nicely done!

    Carolyn of What Now? Tablescapes (newbie)

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  8. Way to go girl..gives it a whole new look...wished I could do that...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

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  9. That looks great! How clever of you to make the slipcover for that bench. I have no sewing talent, and this really makes me wish I did. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm so glad it brought me over to see your lovely blog. laurie

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  10. Hi Elizabeth! I'm pleased to enter you in my giveaway!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  11. beautiful! I love it. Thank you for stoping by. I have never been to Canada but the pics I have seen are beautiful! I hope to visit soon or a leat before I die. Take Care!

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  12. It looks great! Nice job!

    To answer your question...I've been known to spray paint in the basement during the winter. You just need to make sure you have good ventilation and that there's nothing nearby that might be hurt by any overspray.

    Have fun!
    Kimba

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  13. that looks so sweet , thanks for the advice , why don't people give me things like that ?

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  14. would really like to see the slipcovers you are making and how you did them

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