Yes I thought I was done with these slipcovers, but apparently I wasn’t. Can you see how the sofa didn’t have a ruffle on it like the settees?
Well, when I made the slipcovers we lived in the other house. The back of the sofa faced a wall, and you really didn’t notice that it didn’t have a ruffle on it. Now you notice. The real reason I didn’t add the ruffle at the time, was that after making a slipcover for the sofa, two settees, and an ottoman, I didn’t feel like taking the time to add the ruffle. But, after we moved, it began to bother me… a lot. So while I had the sewing machine out for another process, I whipped one on the sofa. It just took a few hours of my time. I had fabric left over from the slipcovers.
Here’s a photo of the back with the ruffle.
I used a ruffler, which is an attachment for your sewing machine. It makes the ruffles even and professional looking. Yes, I know, I know, I’m going to do a post on that one day when I have time. I also added the lamps in here to the room. It’s nice having the extra light.
I also changed out the grain sack pillows. I liked the stripe, but thought thought these monogrammed pillows were super cool.
Here is what the sofa looked like with the other pillows, no ruffle, and without the lamps. One reader thought I had a nautical theme going on, which wasn’t what I had in mind at all.
Okay I feel better. I might not look very different to you, but it looks 100 times better to me.
So what are you putting off doing that’s bugging you?
Just beautiful. The ruffle makes the room so complete. 🙂
Love the ruffle . I wish I could make slipcovers. I am not that talented and no patience. Lol. Great inspiration.
I love the ruffle on the sofa, oh course ruffles are my favorite thing! The lamps are perfect in this room.
The new ruffle looks great, love the symmetry it gives the room. Great job!
Marianne Davies says
Anita, I like the ruffle. Looks very nice.
You can never have too many ruffles and they look perfect on your sofa! You have a gorgeous home!
Marianne Davies says
I forgot to mention the lamps look great. Just completes the look.
Your talent is unbelievable. How I look forward to your blog entries. They make my day!
Thanks so much for sharing your artistry with us!
I will put off forever making slipcovers! I am awed by the fact that you made yours.
Heidi Colton says
‘The ruffles simply complete the look! Beautiful! I also love the addition of the lamps and the new pillows. Now your room has pizzazz!
Love the ruffle, and the everything else! Gorgeous home!
Luv the ruffles! The lamps look great, I luv the look of matching lamps on either side of a sofa as well. What am I putting off, hmmm, lets see…. oh yes, that would be painting the doors in the laundry/mudroom and garage :/
Can you home get any better? It is simply perfect!
Lory at Designthusiasm says
Today is one of those days where I’m not rushing to do a million things to try to get to the next level in the blog world. I’ve decided to sit back and really enjoy the posts of the people whom I’ve started to notice in the past few weeks and I have to tell you how impressed and delighted I am with so much of what you post, particularly given that I’ve read about some of the complexities in your life. Kudos to you for making such a beautiful life for your wonderful family. So, that said, I’m blown away that you can even sew a slip covers at all, let alone such lovely ones. (I was a fashion designer for 25 years and I can’t sew at all!) The ruffles, the back detail, the fabric choice – color, weave, finish – just perfect. And yes, I definitely see a big difference in the room. Not that I don’t like the before picture, but I love the lamps and pillows and I agree the ruffle adds a bit of finish to the whole picture. I’m also loving a peek into your gorgeous kitchen. We’re at the stage in life where we’re deciding whether to move (young adult kids) and I’m trying to assess whether I could bring the same character and detail to a town home. In many ways I look forward to the notion of renovating kitchen and baths, but I’m just so on the fence. Anyway, thanks for your inspiring posts. Your blog is among the ones I look forward to reading every day… 🙂
Tina @ What We Keep says
I love both looks, Anita. I didn’t see the nautical vibe at all, but adding the ruffle and lamps changed it so much. Very inviting and comfortable!
Tina @ What We Keep says
I forgot to add that I’m dragging my heels on too many things to address right now. 😉 Oy.
Deborah Wilkins says
Ahhhh…..the little touches! They make such a big difference. Love the subtle changes, Anita!
I think your room looks “finished” now ! The addition of the ruffle on the sofa and the lamps complete the look ; ). Love your blog !
Gotta love a ruffle and you added yours with great flair! Jane
Martha Hansen says
The ruffle is so pretty and really completes the sofa nicely. I have been putting off finishing a slipcover for my couch….eek….got to get going on it again! You’ve inspired me….:)
As with all the others, I’m impressed by how professional your slipcovers look. So many times I see a room showcased with lopsided and sloppy slipcovers and I think “arrrghhh;” that is just AWFUL looking. I’m sure to the decorator and blogger, their particular slipcover looks amazing. But actually it doesn’t. Yours do. Would you consider giving a tutorial on how you made such professional slipcovers? Those of us that can sew would love it. And those of us who don’t sew just might find a hidden talent! I like the ruffle, but I wouldn’t like ruffles on all of the covers. A few here and there give just the right touch. Beautiful decor! Keep up the great blog!
Dore @ BurlapLuxe says
Hi Anita, on my way out of town and stopping by your place that inspires first before I leave. Here’s my take…Nautical? Not at all on your before, as for ruffles love them on your sofa and chairs, yet loved the sofas slip before the ruffles as well, it had this Modern Country vibe, love the lamps. It’s so nice that you have floor outlets in that area of the floor, not often enough builders or remodel jobs don’t think one might want to float a sofa and then where would one plug in a lamp?
If given a choice, on before or after I am not sure I could pick, I totally love the before, yet maybe add the lamps or maybe one of the. Your home amazes me, love your style and it’s so evident the love you put into it. I like to think I do everything and can do everything but, making your detailed slips is one DIY job I have not challenged myself with, nore do I think I could make them. Wish you were my neighbor so I could pick your talented brain on making slips and fitting them. To my sofa and French chair that was apostrered poorly. I think I will leave my sofa slips to Taylor Scott designs, but would so love to learn to do the, on my own. Do you make and sell slips, if an original was sent to you as a pattern, I should say a spar slip was sent to you?
Again, I am InLove with your open floor plan to your home and how cozy wonderful it is. Keep inspiring your grace and beauty.
Beautiful days ahead of you.
Gloria @ glutenfreepoodlehome says
I made 4 chair pads for the kitchen and I think the ruffles aren’t long enough. But that was all the fabric I has, so am thinking of adding another ruffle underneath. Just noy happy with them after looking at them awhile.
it looks so good. i love it and i love the lamps too. i have a little thing with lamps i love them.
Doris Clark says
Much better with the ruffle and new pillows and lamps. Slipcovers are my next project! I follow your blog and love it! Thank you!
Mary Kay Victorson says
Please share where you order your slip cover fabric from. I love your room!
High Fashion Fabric in Houston.