November 15, 2006

I heart slipcovers

I'm so excited. I found a seamstress to make me a slipcover for my oversized wing chair in the study for $265. Of course I don't have $265. I also don't have the fabric that is required for that project. But still.


I've heard of people paying $150 for custom slipcovers but apparently nobody in my part of the world has heard that bit of news. I'm not going to let that dampen my spirits. I guess that makes $265 one sweet deal. I'm gonna start saving my pennies.


I'm thinking if I don't buy any of you Christmas presents and if I feed my family the 4 for $1 mac and cheese for the foreseeable future then I should have that slipcover by next summer. And since I don't have to spend important mental energy figuring out what gift to get all of you, I can start focusing on the important questions. Cotton duck? Linen? Matelasse?

9 comments:

  1. I hope you get your chair slipcover and you will save money by not buying me a gift......just watch out for that drive through food.......a darling post.....

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  2. This is another reason I wish I knew how to sew beyond a straight line. Unfortunately, I started sewing the curtains for my kitchen - the first panel turned out perfect - until I found out I had measured wrong!!!

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  3. Go for it, Jen! Maybe some magic will work its way to you and you'll get the slipcover faster than you think. You never know...

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  4. Hey Jen everyone love macaroni and cheese especially when you make it. I too hope you get your slipcover in the near future. I love the style you have chosen. I would love to find someone that can make slips too. I've got the fabric just need the seamstress. RJ

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  5. Hi Jen,

    fingers crossed that you'll get such a slip cover soon! Somehow! It looks great!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a nice comment!:D I'm going to discover your blog now! Love the name cottage nest!

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  6. Jen....confused...is that the pic of your chair? It looks like it has cute little ruffles..looks good as is to me???? Like it is linen already??? Or am I wrong, lol. I would be on cloud nine if I had a neat chair like that. cherry

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  7. Where is the chair in the picture from? I LOVE it!!!

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  8. The chair in the pic is actually from the website of the place that is going to recover mine. Trust me if I already had a chair like that I would be in heaven!

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