Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Findlay Holiday Home Tour

Main Street looked like Christmas central at the Findlay Holiday Home Tour (minus the snow of course). I snapped a few additional pictures of the slipcovers. I only wish I could have spent more time in this beautiful town.

Although all of the homes were beautiful, I have to admit without bias, my customer's home stood out above the rest.

This is a peak through a doorway into the living room.

My customer's daughter has a blog called Bova Goods and If you would like to see more pictures of the beautiful homes on the tour check out her blog in the next couple days at Bova Goods

Friday, October 30, 2009

White Slipcovers with Mini Knife Pleats

I had a lot of fun working with my latest client. She wanted all white slipcovers with some cute knife pleat details. The wooden arm chair slipcover was inspired by a picture of a slipcover on the Country Living Magazine website.

Her home is going to be featured in the 2009 Biennial Holiday Homes Tour in Findlay, OH.

The slipcovers turned out beautiful!!

Here are some before and after photos. I included close up photos of the knife pleat details.

These Ethan Allen wingchairs were a real challenge to slipcover with the exposed wood and open backs. They have kind of a french country feel to them. I am so happy the way the slipcovers turned out. They are sooooooo beautiful! They are my favorite slipcovers so far.

Here is a picture of the open back with ties.

Close up photo of the detail around the exposed wood arms.

Living room sofa and loveseat before photo

Sofa and Loveseat with new white slipcovers!

Armchair with new slipcover and the inspiration photo from Country Living website

close up photo of arm chair detail

The theme this year is 'The Magic of Mistletoe'.
Saturday, November 14th,2009
Home Tour Info
Findlay Home tour info can be found at this link
I will be attending the tour and I hope to get more pictures after the Living room is decorated for Christmas.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Beautiful Transformation

This is a great before and after picture. I unzipped the attached cushion and made a separate cushion cover which gave the chair a fresh new look. The customer chose the same fabric as was chosen for the couch slipcover and now the living room looks pulled together. The customer was able to use the furniture she already had which was still in good shape.

Friday, July 31, 2009

Chic Unique

After the Summer Market, I brought the slipcovered furniture back to my workroom. I was really hoping to sell all of it at the show, however I ended up having to bring everything back. I was in desperate need of freeing some space in my workroom, so I called Carrin Andress, owner of Chic Unique in Chagrin Falls, and she agreed to put my slipcovered furniture on consignment in her shop. Chic Unique is a great shop found inside Stash Style at 46 North Main Street, Chagrin Falls, OH. She posseses such great style and carries a wide variety of beautiful vintage items. She usually offers a lot of white painted furniture, which I love. I love everything in her shop. I knew my slipcovers would fit in with her unique style. Not only is it great to clear out my workroom but it is great exposure. Here are some pictures of my slipcovers displayed in her shop.

If you are ever in historic Chagrin Falls, Ohio be sure to visit Stash Style!!

Thank you Carrin!

Here is my niece Cassandra carrying a bag of goodies we bought, and some other views of different areas of Stash Style..

All photos taken by my niece Cassandra. Thanks Cassandra!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Summer Market 2009

We ended up having great weather. It only rained once in the morning. There was live music, food, and some great vendors providing jewelry, art, aprons, headbands, beautiful custom totes, garden art, antiques, and much more.

Here is all of the furniture that I at my Summer Market booth.

A picture of my booth.

One of the wing chairs with solid denim samples.

The beautiful view of the boardwalk and Lake Erie from my booth.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Cozy Cottage Slipcover article in Sunday Paper

A couple weeks ago I was contacted by Jill Sell of the Cleveland Plain Dealer for a slipcover article she was working on. I was so excited to be interviewed. You can read the article at this Plain Dealer Link
Plain Dealer article

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Fernleaf Textured Fabric

The fabric used on this beautiful sofa slipcover is the Natural Fernleaf pattern from Summerhouse Textiles. The fabric became softer and the texture really emerged after washing.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Office Chair Makeover

I am in love with this office chair slipcover. I want to keep it for myself but this chair is going to be my contribution to the Avon Lake Summer Market Raffle. The Summer Market is scheduled for July 25,2009 10am to 6pm at the Folger home in Avon Lake.

Folger Home

Here is the list of vendors that will be at this year's Summer Market. Click on the flyer for a better view.

The Avon Lake Summer Market will be held at Veterans Park, 32770 Lake Road (at Route 83) in Avon Lake, Ohio.

The Summer Market is a benefit for preservation and restoration of the Thomas Folger Home.

Picture of last year's booth

I had so much fun last year and I have reserved a booth again this year. I hope to see you there. I will be sharing more information about the show soon.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Summerhouse Textiles

Fernleaf in Natural

Santa Rita in Natural

I have added Summerhouse Textile's line of fabrics to the list of fabrics I offer. These 100% cotton textured fabrics from Summerhouse Textiles are great to use for slipcovers.
You can see all the Summerhouse Textile fabrics on their website http://www.summerhousetextile.com/

This romantic slipcover was made using the Santa Rita fabric in White.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Sunbrella Fabric

Sunbrella has a whole line of fabrics that can be used indoors. My customer chose Sunbrella fabric for it's ease of cleaning in a dining area.
Comfortable, beautiful, and oh so livable, Sunbrella® fabric makes the dining or living room as worry-free as the outdoor room. It's amazingly easy to maintain, and most spills can be cleaned with mild soap and water. For tough stains, bleach can be used without fear of damaging the fabric or removing the color. With this kind of durability, a new 5-year warranty, and a wide variety of styles, what's not to love?

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Office Chair Slipcover

Turn your office chair from drab to fab in a fresh new slipcover. The slipcover is made so that it allows the chair to remain fully adjustable. I used Amy Butler's Nigella fabric.

Blogradio Interview

This is my slipcover that won 1st place at the 2007 Slipcover Summit in Boston, MA. Karen Erickson of Slipcover America holds a Slipcover Summit each year offering beginner to advanced classes on slipcovering techniques. You can get more information at her website. http://www.slipcovernetwork.com/

Here is the link to my Blog radio interview: Yes, my nickname is Tessy.

Listen to Home Fashions Us March 17 internet radio show about slipcover and design Meet the Winners of the Slipcover Design Contest Terese Bennett 2007 of CozyCottageSlipcovers.com in Ohio and Therese Davis 2008 of FABRICATIONSWORKROOM.com in Illinois. ...