Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Creating a Cozy Cottage Look on a Dime

I had been watching the Good Will for fabric to cover a chair we had in the master bed room.  The original cover was a light blue velvet.  You can see it below.



Tuesdays are Senior Discount day at our local Good Will store, and I love to go and see if I can find any great deals.  I hit the jackpot in fabric.  I got all this fabric for $5.90!!  (2 large bags at $2.95 each)  I figure this slipcover cost me less than a dollar based on the yards and yards of fabric in those bags!


I plan to use the bottom 3 remnants to make drapery panels for the bedroom and bonus room.  But I chose the navy/maroon stripe with flowers and birds to make a slip cover for the blue chair.  This project took about 11 hours all totaled.  It's not easy for this seasoned girl to crawl around measuring, pinning, cutting...... WOW, am I tired!  I might use the remaining pieces of this fabric to make a ruffle for the bottom.  I just didn't feel like doing that today.

Here is the chair now.
( I see I had the cushion a little off center in the photo) 

I've moved it to the living room to add to the cottage look I have going on in there.  Luckily, this pattern seems to work alright with the items I already have in the room.  I hope I don't decide it's too "busy".  I'm always a little hesitant to mix patterns.  But books on the cottage style recommends mixing patterns and using slip covers so I'm giving it a try.  






I'll be back soon to share another GW treasure, and other ways to add cottage style to your home.


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