Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Dropcloth project

I got it done! Remember the dropcloth teaser I posted. Well here is the full project. This is the chaise lounge that fits wonderfully in my sunroom. Unfortunately, one certain German Shepherd/Rottweiler puppy named Max thought it was a great chew toy. We came home one day and Max had dragged it across the living room in our previous house. He was still a lap size puppy at the time.





After reading about the wonderful things one could do with Home Depot drop cloths, I decided it was time to tackle the slip cover I had been thinking about. Here is Max checking things out mid fitting. This is still his favorite peice of furniture. But now he naps on it rather than chews on it. Thank goodness!! I am afraid he could do a bit more damage now that he weighs about 100 pounds more than when he originally claimed the chaise.




We are a very pet friendly home. Max isn't the only one to share this napping spot with me. Baby had to check things out also.



I think she agrees! This project was a success! I love that it turned out just the way I imagined. And slipcovers are as easy as they make it look on HGTV shows. I still have to finish the pillow cover, but couldn't wait to post.





Here is another close up of the pleats. What do you think? Can I consider this a success?





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27 comments:

  1. SO beautiful! Congrats on this project! I got your link from The Shabby Chic Cottage, and i have to say- I'll be back soon to check more of it out! :)

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  2. You did an amazing job with this. I love how you have it pictured with your animals on top. Great! You need to submit this to Decor 8 - Monday Pets on furniture.

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  3. Nice job! Looks very professional!

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  4. Love this! The ruffles are perfect and so is that doggie:) You can't beat the price of drop cloths, either!!
    Great job!

    Tamera@doubledelight

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  5. That looks just great! I just bought my first drop cloths today to make some curtains. I can't wait. I also want to cover an ottoman kinda like you did. Thanks for some inspiration!

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  6. I have been waiting to see since it was hinted at-what a wonderful job!! I have to check out the drop cloths!
    ~Nancy

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  7. I found your blog from "A Day in the Life..." blog. I really like your slipcover project. You did a beautiful job and I know those pleats could not have been easy. How heavy is the drop cloth fabric?
    I'm a follower now!!

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  8. That looks great!!! Love the pets LOL.

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  9. total success! looks fantastic..great work!xo

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  10. Heck yeh a Success! Looks terrific!! Great job!
    *hugs*deb

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  11. Seriously Brenda, this is so amazing! I absolutely love the ruffles!!! Dang, I wish I could sew!!

    :) T

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  12. Yes! A complete Success!! Well done, it is beautiful.

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  13. I love it! I made a slipcover out of a dropcloth for a curbside chair...and I adore it!! You did a great job!

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  14. I am heading out to get a dropcloth now. You girls make it seem so easy. Gotta try it. You project turned out amazing!

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  15. I turned out great! I love how slipcovers can transform a piece of furniture that you would otherwise have to pay hundreds for someone to reupholster or you'd have to pitch it. I'm now a follower!

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  16. Oh I love that so much! You are very talented. I like how much more comfy it looks somehow.

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  17. That turned out fabulous!!!!! I am so impressed! I've made 3 or 4 slipcovers but never out of dropcloth! And I didn't think it was very easy....maybe it was because I had a lot of curves & stuff...(started out making some for 2 wingback chairs...not the best to learn on ;-) ) I just really like the way the dropcloth looks...yum yum yummy.... I'm following now, too!

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  18. A total success! Looks awesome....I have a chase lounge to recover too, but mine has a barrelback, so I"m not sure how to do it. That project is at the end of my list of 'to dos'.
    peace.

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  19. oh my this is sooooo fantastic. I like it even better - it was meant to be! So you're obviously a seamstress - you up for showing some basic tutorials so us not yet sewers can be like you when we grow up?

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  20. Thanks for becoming my second follower! I am flattered. I am going to have to work hard to keep up with all the talent out there.
    Love your project. I made something similar - will have to post pictures in a future post!

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  21. Beautiful!!!! I love it wow you did an amazing job. I'm so glad that you stopped and I love your blog!

    Have a great weekend
    Kate

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  22. Oh my. Gorgeous work! I would never want to get up. ;)

    XO*Tricia

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  23. Looks great! I just made a drop cloth slip cover for my wing back chair.

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  24. It turned out fabulous!!!! Thanks for visiting my blog & leaving me a comment.

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  25. I LOVE this slipcover! Those ruffles... oh man. And that black throw pillow, a must have. :) Loved this so much I featured you in my Today's Hot Find!

    Funky Junk Donna

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  26. No Way! that is gorgeous! Love the ruffle on the bottom!

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