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Tuesday, April 5, 2011


It has been a while since we last chatted but, no, I'm not having them.

 I slipcovered them!

Aren't they adorable!

After my success with my chair last week, I decided it was time to conquer a wing back chair.
Now, if you know me, you know I do not do things the easy way.  So, not only did I slipcover a wing back, I did two at the same time. 


I must say, I did a pretty good job for not having any training from grandma.  You see, my grandma passed away recently, she was 93.  I found out at the funeral that my cousins were ALL taught by my grandmother how to sew a slipcover. 

I guess I missed out on that one. 

Oh well, I did pretty good with what I remembered from my mother and the help of Miss Mustard Seed's videos.

This is what is under the party dress.

I was lucky enough to find a matching pair of RED wing back chairs at our local Salvation Army several years ago around Christmas time.  I love these chairs because they are well built, heavy duty......but I wanted to use them more, instead of just for the holiday season.

I used a mixture of two fabrics I had in my stash in the basement.  The textured one is a vintage bedspread I bought at a flea market with this very idea in mind. 

Right now I have the chairs in my dinning room, I am patiently waiting for the lazy boy to die a slow death before I can put them in the living room.  Maybe I can speed up the process and have the kids see who can launch their sibling the farthest from the foot rest, no I wouldn't do that, I'm not that naughty. 

I am happy to be able to join Kathleen from Faded Charm for White Wednesday, Restore Interiors for  Restored it Wednesday and Furniture Feature Friday with Miss Mustard Seed and a new party in the house over at Designer Garden it's V.I.P. because we all are!

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful day!


  1. ...LOL ~ twins!!!
    whew...that was a close one!
    ~ but, may I just say, OH! what a beautiful pair they are!!!
    Fabulous job sweets!!
    They look wonderful in the space you have them in:)
    xo, Rosemary

  2. Oh Alaina, congratulations on the birth of your twins! Identical too.

    Oh girl, you have just taken home first prize!
    They are the most adorable set of twins I have ever seen and I am sooo soooo proud of you!

    I love them.

    They just look so cute with the fabric you chose. No wonder you have not been on here...Alaina I miss you! But since you have made these beauties I have forgiven you for not talking to me..LOL

  3. These twins look wonderful. You have done a great job making these slipcovers.


  4. Wow! You did a fabulous job!!! I adore the fabric you used! Wish I knew how to use my sewing machine and how to make slipcovers!

  5. I want those twins! You did a great job even without your Grandma's example.


  6. I LOVE the fabric!! What a great job! I want to learn how, I have an old wing chair that needs it bad. 8>)

  7. Oh you did a fantastic job!! You are soo talented!!
    Love this !!!
    Glad to see you back we all missed you!!

  8. Fantastic job on the twins! Your chairs came out terrific, and I especially love the mix of fabrics.
    Happy WW,

  9. They're Fabulous! Yay for you... and they look absolutely wonderful in your house!


  10. They are adorable! loving your twins!!! xoox, tracie
    ps - great to see you again!

  11. They turned out beautifully! Great job, I know how much work went into them. Love the fabrics too.

  12. Thank you for the Birth Announcement!!!
    They are the most beautiful set of twins I have seen in a long time, perfectly perfect!! :)

    They are Girls right? they are way to cute to be anyting but girls :)

    Love them, I am on the hunt for a chair of sorts that I can cover !!

    See you soon :)

  13. It is so nice that I have found your blog about your link on Faded Charm. So I have a little scrolled and I like what I've seen. Now I’m your new follower! ;)

    Take care

  14. I love the slipcovers!!! I've been tempted to attempt making some (I actually have twin chairs just like yours!) but I'm scared! lol

    I bought the white slipcovers for the couches, I'll probably end up buying the chair ones too .

  15. Melissa,

    All the chit chat gals continue to woo me with clever and creative ideas. You are sew talented! I am in awe.

    I have finally crawled out from under my rock, spirit bruised and battered, but looking forward to catching up with everyone and plan to post regularly.

    Your Friend,

  16. LOOOOOOVVVVVVVVVEEEEEEEEEE THEM!!!!!!! If you need more practice, which clearly you don't, I have two lovlies you can have a go at :) Perhaps the lazy boy could get ripped....accidentally of an errant pair of scissors left "carelessly" in someone's back pocket???? A pen "exploding" ink all over??? Just a few helpful suggestions

  17. You did a great job! The chairs are transformed.


  18. Awwww! Thank you for your encouragemant! but please do come back over, I am doing a GiveAway now and would love for you to enter, please enter up to (3) times.

    see you when you when you come by!!

  19. LOVE LOVE LOVE! You did a fabulous job!!

  20. Oh my gosh, I always say things are completed faster it seems when working on two at a time! You did a wonderful job...I think I have those vintage bedspreads in my stash too! I'm dropping by for White Wednesday. I'd love to have you drop by for a visit.

    Have a wonderful day,
    Stephanie ♥

  21. I think your Gramma would be so proud of you. Wonderful job! They are beautiful!

  22. The fabric you choose is wonderful. Great job!

  23. Your slipcovers turned out great! I'm also going to have twins also....I'm reupholstering wing back chairs in duct fabric.

  24. WOW!
    They are georgious!!
    A wonderful job!

    Hugs Tina

  25. These are absolutely GORGEOUS! I scored a free wingback a couple weeks ago on the curb on trash day and have been contemplating... reupholster or slipcover? You might have convinced me! I'd be thrilled to have you link this to my VIP party today!

  26. Oh, my goodness! Your slipcovers are so beautiful! I would never know you weren't a professional as you've done so well. Love your fabric you've chosen too.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  27. Thanks for linking this up to my VIP party this week =) I am also a new follower of yours! Cheers! Sommer

  28. Alaina, you did a great job - Grandma would be REALLY proud. I would say you are really talented to do it without any training!!! Good work. Thanks for sharing!

  29. Alaina.. your twins are amazing,nuff said... they clearly speak for themselves!

  30. How smart to use a bedspread for part of your slips!! Most bedspread fabric is perfect for slips and you get lots (at least 6 square yards) in a king size.


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