Thursday, March 7, 2013

Toile Chairs

 I finished these slipcovers on my english roll arm chairs a couple of years back.  It took me forever (as in a good year forever) to make them.   This was partly due to procrastination, pregnancy, and my old sewing machine that worked some days and not so much on others.

  I chose Toile because not only do I love toile, but I love how it looks paired with so much stuff; it's such a great neutral.  Not for everyone, I know, but definitely for me.  Even better, it has been surprisingly forgiving and kid friendly.   The only problem with this print is if you want to turn the cushion over, the inset panel is upside down.  Didn't figure this out until I recieved my fabric shipment in the mail. It's a good thing to note:)

 Velcro Closures on the back.

 Well, this close-up shows my not-so-fabulous sewing skills!  We had to take the wheels off of the feet because the kids jump to sit and the wheels will tear up the floor.  This way the chairs also stay in place.   A little function before form here!
Here is a chair pre-slipcover. 
 I have a sofa to match these that I have yet to start a slipcover for.  I am currently on the hunt for fabric and it will be my summer project.

These chairs are so comfortable to snuggle up in!
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  1. Love toile and your chair looks fabulous!

    Jennifer @ Decorated Chaos

  2. I love these! I am crazy about toile, yet don't seem to find the right color and scale of print to work with my furnishings. I love the large scale and color or this toile. Great job!

  3. wow, very nice. I will always heart toile!

  4. I wanna just jump into that chair...toile for one is a passion but the way you did it with that cushy seat is really awesome, great job!

  5. You did a great job on your slipcovers. I love toile too. I have some Pottery Barn shower curtains in a blue toile that I made into curtains for my bedroom. I have a couple yards of large scale red toile on a white background that I am trying work into one of my rooms. Beautiful job, they look wonderful. I am visiting from Miss Mustard Seed.

  6. I think you did a great job on your slipcovers. They look so grand. Thanks for sharing. Blessings Paula

  7. You did a great job on these. I love that fabric and have been trying to find it. I have a swatch with no info. Can you tell me who makes it? The gray and cream combo is perfect. Thank you.
    Mary Russo

  8. Gorgeous slipcovers, you did a fantastic job! Thank you so much for linking up with us, you're being featured on our blog. Have a super week!

  9. Christina, Thanks so much for sharing your pretty chairs at the Open House party. Great job on the slipcovers and I love the toile.
    xx, Sherry

  10. Love the chairs! I found your post through Jennifer Rizzo. I don't have a blog, just love to see what all of you create. I am following by email now.