Monday, July 13, 2015

Office Chair Slipcover with an Artistic Flair

This beautiful office chair slipcover was commissioned by the talented artist Kathy Johnson of  Studio by the Sound.  The fabric choice is very fitting for an artist, done in a gorgeous watercolor print. Kathy Johnson's studio is in Seattle, WA. She has a blog Art and Nest an Etsy shop and she even offers watercolor classes.  You can find more information on her website.

Here are some examples of Kathy's beautiful paintings. Prints can be purchased on her website
Studio by the Sound

You can visit Kathy's Etsy shop Studio by the Sound where she sells fine art prints, pillows or ceramic tile trivets made from her paintings.

Sunflower in blue, yellow, gold, brown, green - ceramic tile trivet by Kathy Johnson
Ceramic tile trivet from Etsy shop

Pots of Lavender fine art print by Kathy Johnson depicting a lavender farm house with potted flowers in blue, purple, lavender, green, red

From Etsy- Pots of Lavender fine art print by Kathy Johnson

16"x16" Pillow cover - Pots of Lavender painting by Kathy Johnson depicting a lavender farm in purple, blue, green, pink and red

A pillow done in the Pots of Lavender painting found in her Etsy shop

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

A Coffee Sack and Classic White Slipcovers

My customer has a large collection of coffee sacks and wanted to use one for her ottoman slipcover. I was so happy when the coffee sack design fit perfect to the top of the ottoman.  She also chose a white denim for her wing chair, 2 parsons chairs and 6 bar stool slipcovers.  Most of these slipcovers were done for her keeping room.  I had never heard of a keeping room before this year and now I have made slipcovers for two of them.

I was in love with my customers home at the consultation visit.  She has a great eye for decorating. My customers home is decorated so beautifully that her real estate agent wanted to showcase her home during the open house in her new development.

The ottoman slipcover was kept clean and simple.  I lined the coffee sack to stabilize it for the top of the ottoman.  Instead of cording, all the seams were top stitched. The sides of the ottoman were made from drop cloth fabric.  

Great view showing white slipcovered chairs flanking the fireplace

I made the pillow slipcover from the left over fabric of the coffee sack

Close up of the top of the ottoman.

Parson chair slipcovers in white denim.

A picture of 4 of the 6 bar stool slipcovers done with a cute box pleat skirt.