Thursday, February 20, 2020


Here's a chaise that had been lingering in the owner's attic for years. The arrival of her best friend's new grand daughter prompted her to give the old chaise a new life and give an epic gift to a young family. With the new mommy's input on color we came up with a slipcover design that can last from babyhood to adulthood.

A quality piece of furniture, it's original upholstery is stained and tired. That's just as well because I was free to snip off the remaining buttons and remove the gathered skirt. After a pretty exhaustive search we settled on this lavender cotton duck from Carr Textiles, with white duck for the cording and skirt band. The best choice turned out to also be the most economical. I pre-washed all the fabric and serge-finished the edges so the slipcover can be washed. 

Because there is not a separate cushion I added velcro to the front corded edge from arm to arm to keep the fabric from shifting. This was such a fun and rewarding project and I know it's young owner will enjoy it  for many years to come. 

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