::slipcovers & monograms::

Two of my favorite things are slipcovers and monograms. Of course both are very popular right now but both are also timeless and certainly not a new idea. So many little shops are doing beautiful monograms now that is not difficult to find someone to help you personalize just about anything!

These monogrammed slipcovers really transformed this dated almost “retro” dining room set. The seats were covered in a wonderful fabric but the cane chair backs needed, well they needed covering! But we did not want to throw the chairs out because the shape of the back is very interesting.. The client purchased an ivory duck fabric and we had local slipcover artist (she really is an artist) Michelle Fritz work her magic. Her work has been seen Country Home and other publications..she is amazing! Her business is called MAKE, isnt that cute?! Email me if you live in the Houston/College Station area and are interested in reaching her. She does wonderful ruffles, knife pleats, and other dressmaker details. Once we had the slips made, the client took the slips to a local embroidery shop and chose a font and thread color (choc brown which looks great with her rusty orange walls). This dining room is not large but the chairs and slips (and monograms of course) are very dramatic and yet casual.

Slipcovers can be intricate and “hired done” or you can do an easy treatment at home..watch for more posts on DIY slips for children’s chairs and of course, more monograms too!

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  1. The Nester says

    slipcover artist?! I thought they only had those in heaven!

    LOVE IT! This is a beautiful blog, i want to live in it.

  2. ShabbyGrace says

    I looove these Holly! I have wanted to this this for awhile, have saved lots of ideas from Cottage Living a la Heather Chadduck. Now I just need to learn how to use my mom’s ebrodiery machine to do my own!

  3. Book Fairy says

    I feel a chair makeover coming soon here at the Casa de Juana.

  4. I loooovvveeee that slipcover! So great. And I’m loving your new blog!


    PS The hopsack is going up next week!

  5. Love it! Wish you lived close – I could soo use your help right about now…

  6. Prep-E Girl says

    Hi! I saw your slipcover on The Rauths and have been wanting to post it on The Preppy Pink Whale if that’s alright with you. http://thepreppypinkwhale.blogspot.com/

    Do you have any suggestions on creating slipcovers for window seats? The one on our current window seat looks like it’s been in a fight with multiple people/items/animals! *Laugh*

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated!


    PS – love the blog!

  7. Beaufort Belle says

    Absolutely love these!!!

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