One small change makes a big difference!

The latest slipcover!
AFTER: The latest slipcover!

See how one small change can make such a difference? This slipcover was made by Cheryl Arnold from The Slipcover Shop, her slipcovers are always beautiful, fit perfectly and she makes the process so convenient!

Just look at what a transformation these slipcovers make! (I’m going backwards here, you’ll see the “before” at the end of this post)… This is the latest slipcover, we wanted no pleats, and just plain white cotton duck fabric. It washes and dries like a dream! Simple too, no loading up your car and dragging a chair (or worse yet, a sofa!) somewhere! In most cases, Cheryl orders the fabric, once it comes in, she comes to your house, cuts out the slipcover (which amazes me!), then takes the fabric home and a week or so later, brings you back a slipcover. So the chair never left the house!

If you have a sofa or chair that is still in good condition, but you think needs an update, check out a slipcover. How can you beat it? Throw it in the washer/dryer – it’s great!

Slipcover made years ago...
Slipcover made years ago…

We had this slipcover made years ago (10+), saw one similar in a magazine and showed it to Cheryl. We bought the fabric at ABC Carpet and Home when we were in New York City – what a great place! Cheryl made the slipcover and W O W ! What a difference it made… you’ll see why…

“BEFORE”

Here is the original chair. The fabric is in good shape, but didn’t go with our furnishings – but all that changed! If you need a slipcover, or pillows, I highly suggest Cheryl. We love it! She has also made us covers for pillows and cushions and even a dog bed! The cotton duck is amazing stuff, and the slipcover truly transformed this chair!

Here’s her card – Highly Recommend!!

barbara stroud | ArtFoodHome.com

UPDATE: Had a question about the weight of the fabric, trying to decide between 9oz or 14oz – I asked Cheryl, and she said that our fabric is 10oz. She said 10-12oz. would be nice. 9 oz. is a little light in her opinion and 14oz is too heavy. She does prewash the fabric. Hope that helps! I love our fabric, it’s perfect!

Catch you back here tomorrow!

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5 thoughts on “One small change makes a big difference!

  1. A Brown

    Lovely job! Just a question about the fabric. I’m considering the same for a chair with good bones but hideous fabric. Two different fabrics are in the running, both white cotton duck canvas. One is a heavyweight 14 ounce and the other is a 9 ounce white duck. The 14 ounce is nice and thick (all the better to survive kitten claws), but the 9 ounce is pre-washed. Any thoughts?

    PS Love your blog Barbara. You are focusing on the three things that preoccupy my mind these days. Keep it up!

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  2. Thanks so much! I will let you know once I find out which weight our fabric is. I know it’s not thin, and I’m pretty sure it’s pre washed (but not sure if Cheryl buys the fabric and washes or if it’s bought pre washed?) – will update this post once I find out! Thanks so much for the nice comment, you are too kind!

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    1. UPDATE: I heard back from Cheryl. Our fabric is 10oz. She said 10-12oz. would be nice. 9 oz. is a little light in her opinion and 14oz is too heavy. She does prewash the fabric. Hope that helps! I love our fabric, it’s perfect!

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