New Window Seat Slipcovers August 11, 2012
Greetings! Happy weekend!,
For some time, I’ve been thinking about recovering our kitchen window seat cushions. They were here when we moved in, ten years ago. It wasn’t a fabric I would have chosen but the best part about it, was that spots could never be found! Or, could it be that our friends and family are just extremely careful, when they eat? Nope. Don’t think so. No offense.
Well, a couple of months ago, the fabric store down the street closed their doors for good. (Fabric stores seem to be going the way of the book stores, sadly.) I found this ticking that I’ve always liked. It was “dirt cheap” so I bought it.
So, I called on my favorite seamstress, Trish at Cottage By Design. She told me exactly how to measure the old cushions. She’s the expert! I am totally amazed by how perfectly everything fits and her workmanship is second to none! I sent her a video, so she understood exactly where everything would go and…voila!…a few weeks later, they arrived. All nicely labeled, too, so there was no confusion.
The lighter color really brightens the space. I’m a little concerned about the extremely neat family and friends, dropping a meatball on the fabric, but they’re washable. I pre-shrank the fabric before sending it to Trish, so they’ll still fit after the future meatball mishap gets cleaned up. Either that, or maybe I could throw a tarp over everything, before we sit down to break bread! There’s a pretty image, eh?
We had the furniture moved back upstairs this afternoon! Fresh sheets are on our bed and everything else will be in its rightful place before long. I’ll show you some shots soon!
Plus, I finished my first piece of furniture, using Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint. Throwing caution to the wind, I didn’t add the binder that makes the paint stick, so this beauty distressed til the cows came home! I still love her and I hope you do too. On the next piece I paint, I’ll add the binding agent, so I can see the difference between the two applications.
Until next time…