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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