Friday, July 7, 2017

A new slipcovered settee…….

Remember when I decided that I wanted a simpler seating group in the living room? Well that lasted for about five months and then I decided I missed the settee seating arrangement.

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I started looking for a settee and while there were a lot of petite antique pieces none were suitable for slipcovering. Then one day when I had pretty much given up the search I found this settee on Craig’s List.

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My husband did not share my excitement when he first saw it…..he couldn’t see past the blue upholstery. I kept reassuring him it would be wonderful once it was slipcovered.

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The wood on the arms is sooooo pretty…..

settee

I had to use a really heavy denim fabric so the blue upholstery fabric would not show thru the slipcover since I didn’t want to line the slipcover. I broke a lot of needles and said a lot of bad words while making the slipcover!!!! In the end it turned out beautiful though and it was well worth it. The settee that was in the living room before is upstairs in the hallway sitting area.

Have a great weekend my friends!!!

13 comments:

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

This is gorgeous. I love it.

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

I'm so impressed!!! You did an amazing job! Love the wood on the arms too. Great find!

Alaina said...

Wow, what a beautiful job you did. I have always wanted to sew a slipcover that shows off the wood arms. Have you ever done a tutorial on making slipcovers? Have a wonderful weekend.

Gee Singh Newbanks said...

You did an amazing job Des. Luv it! Laughing at all the broken needles and.... . Hahahaha.
Big hugs, Gee

Junkchiccottage said...

Ahhhhhhhh swooning. This is so awesome Des. I just love your new slipcovered settee. You did a beautiful job. Love love love this.
Happy Weekend.
Kris

lala said...

The slipcover is beautiful - love the details on the arms. Could you please tell where you purchased the denim fabric? I have so many samples from online suppliers, but none have been thick enough to cover my floral sofa. Think I might have to add a lining, but was hoping to avoid doing that.

Mary Baldwin said...

Oh my goodness....simply STUNNING! The settee style itself, and then your amazing workmanship on the slip cover! I sew (a LOT) but have no talent for this amount of work! I've tried you tube and Pinterest tutorials, however...I don't think i have the patience! The entire scene in so chic!

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Oh, Des. That is so pretty and the blue would have been just perfect for my parlor!! BUT, seeing what you did with it, I can't imagine it any other way. You are one talented seamstress and it looks just stunning!!..Happy Weekend..Judy

Pinehurst Farm said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!I could never do that! How lovely! Love it so much. Just wow!
Blessings

Valerie said...

That is absolutely gorgeous...brilliant!

Mari said...

I'm soooo happy you found the perfect satee, it's just gorgeous, hummmm does your hubby like it better now with the new beautiful slip cover you have soooo painstakingly made...lol.....enjoy your new beauty.....

Smiles~
Mari

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Beautiful! The slipcover is fabulous.

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Oh my goodness the settee is so beautiful...and yes those arms and legs are wonderful! You did a magnificent job and glad you persevered through all those broken needles!