Thursday, September 8, 2011

Chair Migration

I looked at a house a few weeks ago that had a sitting room off the master bedroom that knocked my socks off.  Fireplace.  Built-in shelving.  Huge window.  Sigh!  I love the the idea of a quiet little seating area in the master suite, but ultimately they are probably just eye candy.  If I had a seating room, I'd probably use the space to sort the dirty laundry.

But I'd still think a master bedroom needs a pretty corner.  Since our dining room set came with more chairs than we usually need 363 days a year, I had moved one of the extra dining room chairs into the bedroom.  And it look liked I plopped a dining room chair into the bedroom.

The standard white seat was a dead giveaway that it was a dining chair.  I didn't want to re-cover the seat since it matches the rest of the set downstairs, so I made a seat cover using Miss Mustard Seed's tutorial, added a pillow and a chunky woven afghan and now that dining room chair is looking pretty.

I didn't see the point in re-writing Miss Mustard Seed's tutorial.  If you want to see how to make a slip cover, just go to her.  She's fantastic.  I did modify it by skipping the piping and the ribbons since I wanted a more tailored look. 

TIP:  She doesn't tell you to do this, but baste the ruffle in place before you begin sewing so you can check the fit and make adjustments to the pleats.  I hate basting.  I don't have the patience for it.  But for a good fit for a pleated seat slip cover, it is worth your time to baste, baby, baste.

Details about the woven throw, the pillow and the table to follow!

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  1. This is really nice. I like the length of the ruffle. Makes the chair look more substantial. Thanks for the heads up on the Miss Mustard Seed tutorial too. Have a good weekend!


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