Before we headed out on vacation I had a few projects to get finished. One of them was these slipcoverd wingbacks for a friend.
The chairs were still in great shape, had a cute shape, and were still comfy. They had been slipcovered but the covers were wearing through in a few places and they just looked tired. Time for an update!
Here is the before. I only worked with one chair but made two covers. For this one, I took apart the existing slipcover and labeled each piece as my pattern pieces. I did snap some photos along the way and I’m hoping I have enough that I can do a tutorial and at least give you some good tips on how to make a slipcover when using an existing slipcover as a pattern. For today though, let’s just enjoy the ‘after’ pics of the slipcovered chairs in their home.
Want to know something funny? I’m just now realizing that I did the pleated skirt way different than the original! I took that off and it had a bunch of pleat marks in it and when I went to put it on I just assumed it was made this way! Seriously I’m not sure how I managed that except that I only had one chair so I didn’t have another one to look at and I obviously didn’t do a very good job of looking at my ‘before’ pic while I was working!
Want to know what my hubby thought of the dots??!! He said it reminded him of the book ‘Put Me in the Zoo‘. Remember that book? The one by Robert Lopshire about the tiger who could change the color of his spots? Fun children’s book. I find it rather humorous sometimes what decor choices look like to the men in our lives!!
I love the height of these wing backs. I’d love to have some like this but my hubby doesn’t really care for the taller ones. Not sure why and I really think he would get used to it and like them if I found some and hauled them home. Men are funny people
Have a wonderful week and take time to enjoy a tall iced drink if you live in the hot, summer climates!
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