Sunday, September 11, 2011

A New Slipcover, Phase Two

It's finally finished!!

This slipcover took so much longer than my last one...not really sure why.  Could have a been a bit of procrastination (wink, wink), but it did seem like there were a lot more trips back and forth between pinning the pieces together while on the couch and the sewing room.

I'm just so excited to have a couch I am proud of now.

I know the side tables and the coffee table are pretty boring, but they have actually changed since I took these pictures.  More on that later....

Here is a little sneak peek at the next piece of furniture that is getting a slip cover.

This is an Ethan Allen chair I found while out thrifting one day and the only thing wrong with it is a missing cover on the seat cushion.  I thought it was a steal at $24.  I am thinking a bold print on the seat cushion and perhaps a bit of painting (but not the way you are thinking).  Check back soon to see how I transform this piece." target="_blank"> Keeping It Simple" />" target="_blank">"/>>" target="_blank">UndertheTableandDreaming" />"> border=”0” src="" />

Sunday, September 4, 2011

A Piece of Family History

A few years ago my brother emailed me these pictures he found online of the U.S.S. Billingsley.  I thought this was so cool since my grandparents are Billingsleys and my grandfather is a retired US Army Colonel.  At the time, I had no idea what I could do with them, but I knew I would someday find a good project. 

I found this great tutorial at Under the Table and Dreaming on how to make your own printable photo canvas.  Check it out here.  When I saw this, I immediately knew which pictures I wanted to try this with.  I did have to make several attempts at getting these printed, but I think the problem was more with my printer than anything else.  But, if at first you don't succeed.....try, try, try, try, try and try again.

Thanks to Stephanie for the great tutorial!!  I love how they turned out and so did my grandpa!

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