Gorgeous New Millennial Pink Slipcovers
Today I am showing off the new millennial pink slipcovers I just made. It was time. The old slipcovers are lovely and I’m not getting rid of them, just rotating them out for now. (Sorry Peggy and Ginger! Yes I know they will look better in your homes, but I’m not getting rid of them.)
So here’s what the older slipcovers looked like. I made these also.
I mentioned in this post, that I’m adding my color of the year to my home. My color of the year is lavender. What goes with lavender? Millennial pink! Well I think so. I did two different slipcovers.
This post is sponsored by Calico Corners. All opinions are my own.
The first fabric I used is Downton in color Blush.
It’s not a lot of color, but it softens the room just a bit. I love the very subtle pattern. It doesn’t scream at you. It has a quiet elegance. If you are looking for instructions for this slipcover, I have a tutorial for a very similar slipcover in my book, French Accents
I used the same exact technique to make slipcovers for the end chairs in Wexford linen in color Blush. This is a solid that works so well with the Downton linen. Both fabrics are linen. Linen has such an amazing drape, and is gorgeous for a slipcovered chair. Here is the caveat, it can stain, so it is probably best to treat it with Scotchgard or a similar product. You could also use a synthetic linen fabric, but it probably won’t drape the same way. You want to use a lightweight fabric if you want it to have a soft drape like this.
Well look at what I did. There’s mistake in the photo below. Did you catch it? I took a photo of the table and my new slipcovers…. only I forgot to change out all four chairs for the photo. I still have one of the gray slipcovers on a chair in the back. #bloggerproblems
I used the print for the slipcovers on the back two chairs and the pink slipcovers for the side chairs. I have more fabric and still need to do the chairs in my breakfast room. There are two chairs like these in there.
I’ll be taking a new photo of this room, but not in time for today’s post. So this will have to do. Did you notice my new lamb chocolate mold on the table? Or is it some other kind of mold? I’m not sure, but if you know, I would love to hear from you.
Working with Calico Corners is such a delight for me because I do love to sew and I love pretty fabrics. I hope to inspire you to sew more, or if you haven’t to learn to sew. But if that isn’t your thing, you can buy the fabric and work with Calico to have the item made for you.
If you want something reupholstered, they can do that for you. Check out this gallery of before and after photos, CLICK HERE.
I hope you enjoy today’s episode of DECORATING TIPS AND TRICKS
EPISODE 89 MAKING YOUR HOME MORE YOU
Love the addition of this color in your home! I am trying to add bits of pink in our new house too. It just seems right. 🙂
shelby kaider says
Your lamb mold is probably an old ice cream mold.
Lovely colors! I do love the lamb mold. I have one also and just thought it was an old cake mold. Let us know what you find out. ?
I think your chair pads turned out very nice. Pink, in any shade, is such a happy color.
Donna R says
They are beautiful! Love the new color!
Who would have noticed the err with the one chair in the photo? I liked the “before-after” of recovering of chairs from Calico Corners! I am in the midst of reupholstering (first time! sigh)…my next project is a French chair. I would like to use linen. I spotted an old linen sheet on ebay. Don’t know if that is a good choice. I think I would have plenty of material to redo the chair. I know you use vintage fabric and so does Miss Mustard Seed….and Sarah. You all have influenced me. You have so many rooms to change around decor! Was that your dining room? I looked for the built-in plate rack…thank you!
Sherry, that is my dining room. The room with the built-in plate rack is in my breakfast room.
Maria O. says
I love the addition of pink to your dining room! It is a lovely color-one of my favorites. Your book has inspired my to finally finish our kitchen. Thank you for the ongoing inspiration!
That’s fabulous news Maria!!
Pat M. says
I LOVE the pink fabric on your chairs. Also like the pale lavender print, but would have loved to see all 4 chairs in pink. It’s such a soft, inviting look with everything else gray/neutral. I have gray walls and a touch of pink is such a great accent to use now that it’s been allowed to come out from hiding in little girls’ rooms. There’s no French Country decor in my home, but I’m so partial to those little chair seat slipcovers. So cute.
Ginger Valdes says
Anita, you’re so funny! Quit reading my mind like that! They ARE fabulous!
Chicki Atwell says
The lamb is an old cake mold! My mother made a lamb cake every Easter back in the 50’s! Covered it with coconut (from the shell, not the can)!!!
It is a cake mold. My MIL made one every easter. She frosted it and coated it with coconut.
Love you soft new colors.
Marsha Scott says
YOU ARE AMAZING !!!
Marsha, you are too kind!
Katie Mansfield says
The pink is gorgeous. It adds the perfect subtle pop of color.
Thanks Katie! I love it.
I love the pink, but when do you have time to see?
Whoops!!! Should be sew!!! (Don’t you just love autocorrect?)
I love the solid pink as well as the subtle pattern in the other linen you used. The room is beautiful!
Sharon Rexroad says
Oh, I get in trouble when I go into Calico Corner — in a good way! Lovely job on picking new fabrics and making the slipcovers, Anita.
Your slip covers came out so pretty. The lavender pillow is just to die for! It looks lovely with the slip cover. Well done!
I love your style and wish I had it but alas at 61 I still can’t find me in my house. I signed up for your emails but can’t download them. Do you think you could help me?
Thank you so much.
Peggy, I will email you and we’ll figure it out.
cheryl brazie says
Love the pink slip covers… I reminds me of cute little girls sitting around the table in little party skirts.
Marsha in the Texas Hill Country says
I really like your slipcover idea for dining room chairs. It’s a great alternative to painting and distressing the dining room furniture, which I can’t bring myself to do to my beloved pecan-finish Country French table, chairs, and china cabinet. And how great that you have instructions in your book!
Denise Cox says
Anita, I’m new to your site. I was going to get your book, Home Accents, so that I might have the instructions for trying my hand at making those lovely chair covers. However, I see that it is no longer for sale. I don’t suppose the instructions are in the new book?
Thank – you
The first edition sold out, and yes the same instructions are in the new book. Thank you!!!
Sue M. says
So pretty, Anita! I love everything you make and how you change things up, as your mood and seasons change. I like to do that too. I’ve been attempting to cover my 10 camel back faux leather dining room chairs but am having such a hard time. I tried making a pattern with no luck, tried pinning it free hand as I go, but it’s just not working with the angles so I’ve given it up for the moment. Do you think an upholstery shop would consider just making a pattern?
Sue, I don’t know if they would create a pattern or not. I don’t use a pattern, but use the chair as a ‘dress form’. I think that’s the easiest and best way to create a slipcover. You might try searching youtube for videos on how to create a slipcover. You might get some tips there. You can also check out my tips in this post. https://cedarhillfarmhouse.com/my-slipcovering-tips/
I love this dining room you’ve put together – so French Country. I especially love the new slip covers you’ve made. I’ve got to learn how to make these.
Thanks so much!!!
Peggy Wilson says
I have been trying to find out how to make that type of reupholstered pattern. Can you help me? I’ve been trying forever. The pale pink you did reminds me of my grandmother and I love it.
I don’t think I wrote a tutorial for those. It’s pretty easy. Just cut a piece of fabric the size of your chair seat and then add a ruffle.
Peggy Wilson says
I bought a dining room set from Marian of Miss Mustard Seed many years ago and have Never changed out the beautiful chair covers that she made. They are a beige and I want to dye them pink. I’m not up to making all new ones and I like the idea that she made them. My whole home is vintage and pink except for blue and white in the master bedroom and I adore it. Put my name(at the top, please) on the list for your chair covers that you won’t be sending out cause I want them, too!!!! Just in case you change your mind!!!!