I came across Shelley‘s slipcovered furniture just a couple of days ago over at Better After (where I go when I need a quick “before and after” fix). I was so amazed at Shelley’s work! I’m convinced that making beautiful slipcovers is much more difficult than reupholstering furniture. In fact, from my own experience, I KNOW that’s the case. And my upholsterer agrees. He charges quite a bit more for slipcovers than he does for reupholstering furniture.
After seeing a few samplings of Shelley’s work at Better After, I had to have more, so I visited her blog. I’m still just amazed. Here are a few before and afters…
|I love the fabric!! And check out how perfect that slipcover is.
I’ve seen upholstery jobs that don’t even compare!!
|This is Shelley’s own furniture…what lurks underneath her slipcovers.
|These are the first slipcovers she made for this furniture. What a difference slipcovers make!!!
|She recently made new slipcovers for her furniture. It looks like a completely different room!
|I still can’t get over how perfectly that slipcover fits. It looks upholstered!
|Now this is amazing. Her client bought this furniture at a yard sale for a total of $160. They had attached backs, so Shelley cut them off and slipcovered them separately.
|And here is the beautifully slipcovered result. You’d never know that was yardsale furniture now, huh?!
Want more inspiration? Click here to visit Shelley’s blog. And probably the best part is that she doesn’t hoard all of this how-to knowledge…she shares it! Yep, she has a how-to video available in which she shares her techniques and tips. I’m definitely going to be purchasing a video in the near future, because I want to do some slipcovers for John & Alice’s house, and I’d like to feel a little more confident before I tackle those. Perhaps I’ll practice on my own chairs first!
So have you ever made a slipcover? How did it turn out?
Addicted 2 Decorating is where I share my DIY and decorating journey as I remodel and decorate the 1948 fixer upper that my husband, Matt, and I bought in 2013. Matt has M.S. and is unable to do physical work, so I do the majority of the work on the house by myself. You can learn more about me here.