Sunday, July 28, 2013

A NEW SLIPCOVER




Thank you all so much for those wonderful comments on the bedroom makeover!  Sometimes I AM  even amazed how good a room will turn out when I have a small budget. 

 I have seen it proved over and over again out in blogland that "Necessity is the mother of invention" with so many wonderful projects created when they had to watch how the money was spent.

A while back I posted this picture on Instagram [sherryhdesigns]


Yup.....even though I do love the stripe....it was only a matter of time before this baby would get her white slip.

I called my favorite guy Jim and told him to pack up his machine and come on....


The stripe will still be around cause it is pretty versatile....


She can take a variety  of pillows.....with no complaining.


And go from a winter to summer look with the change of a pillow.



So he got to work.....pinning and cutting.

I decided on no cording...I like my slipcovers to be kind of simple.

And....in no time at all it went from this

To this...


Of course she is really a "ho" as she demands a different pillow on a regular basis.  In fact I was having a conversation with a friend of mine the other day.....she was telling me a story....and during that 15 minutes I changed out 5 pillows in my den from my "stash".  

On a whim.

And got inspired all over again....to make a few changes at "Chez Sherika"

So that is how it goes around here....."mad scientist"...."mad designer"  what is the difference.

Last night my husband and I celebrated our 20th anniversary at Bacchanalia

 My first time there.

Wowza....the presentation of the food was..... for lack of a better word.....incredible.


And since I am not a food critic.....I can not even begin to describe how it tasted.

 But "Foodgasim" comes to mind.


There were 5 courses and a wine pairing with each.

And no less that 10 different people tending to your every need.

Give it a try.  You won't be disappointed.


Have a nice and relaxing Sunday. 

I don't think it is going to rain in Atlanta today.....we'll see about that. 

Shacraycray


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31 comments:

LUCY WILLIAMS said...

im a sucker for white slipcovers-looks great!!!!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

The slipcover is beautiful and I love the stripe too. It is a great chair. Sounds like a fabulous evening out and Happy Anniversary!!!! Hugs, Marty

Kerry Steele- Design du Monde said...

Congratulations on 20 years! I would love to eat there. my husband and I are always on the lookout for amazing eats.

J. Schoenberger Design said...

happy anniversary love!!! And a perfect place to celebrate it!

xoxo

Jill Hinson said...

Love the slip - what white fabric did you use, I am trying to slipcover a black and white ticking upholstered settee and every white I have tried, you can see the stripes through! Did you line you slip?

Thanks!
xo~Jill

Leslie Harris said...

I have the same question about the white fabric too. And congrats on your 20th anniversary, isn't it amazing how fast the years went?

mom23 said...

Congrats on 20 years! Yes, please share what fabric you used...I LOVE it! It looks thick enough that you didn't need a slip? Thanks :)

Karen at Home Sweet Hollywood said...

Congrats on your big anniversary Sherry...looks like an amazing restaurant.

I love white slips on everything so I totally get it. Love the new look (especially that pillow!). Looks fantastic.

Donna-s Lair said...

Happy Anniversary! Love the slip without cording...you're so good!!

Barbara Matson said...

Nothing like a great slipcover to change the look of a piece of furniture. She still looks lovely! Congrats on your anniversary! My hubs and I are going to celebrate our 22nd!

Emily A. Clark said...

Of course I love the slip cover... and the stripe. Whatever you do, basically.

Happy anniversary!! Can't wait to see you later this week.

Acquired Objects said...

Your chair looks wonderful and really, send Jim up my way please. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY SHERRI! The food looks wonderful and we did something like this a few weeks ago at a wine/food tasting it was wonderful!

XXX
Debra~

Lauren (The Cottage Mix) said...

Cant go wrong with a white slipcover with all of those pretty pillows! Love that corner area..looks like a cozy little spot. Happy anniversary! Sounds like you had a great night.

Jojo said...

Happy anniversary! I'm inspired to try to do some slip covering after seeing the transformation.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Yes, he does marvelous work and I can't wait to get him to come here again. My daughter and sil ate there not long ago and loved it, too. Yay, to no rain!!!

Ignite said...

Marvelous work. Happy anniversery..

An Urban Cottage said...

A slipcover doctor that makes housecalls. Send him on over!

Mary Ann at classic•casual•home said...

So pretty...like the simplicity...and that you kept the stripe for another time. Happy anniversary!

Ashley @ The Houston House said...

happy anni! I love the two personalities of your chair.. can't go wrong with either!

Elena said...

Happy Anniversary! I like many others would LOVE to know what brand fabric is that you used on the slipcover. I am trying to find a nice white linen, or denim that will wash well and last for a while. Plus hide the fabric underneath.

Anonymous said...

Oooh Bacchanalia is yummy! If you haven't been to the Optimist - that needs to be your next destination!

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

Happy Anniversary!
Your dinner looked incredible!

I love my white upholstered pieces...you can "create" so many different spaces without spending a fortune....a pillow here and there...

Taylor Greenwalt said...

I wish I had a guy Jim to come to my house...he did a fabulous job...

Anonymous said...

Sounds like your anniversary celebration will not be forgotten!

Congrats on 20 years

~ alysa

Dawn Porta said...

Sherry! I always love your posts and, as a relatively new resident of Atlanta, really adore when you give tips on local spots to try so I just had to share that I ADORE Baccanalia too! My now-husband proposed to me there last year. I couldn't agree more - the staff and food are just impeccable. One of the best places on earth :)

Mary said...

Along with a few other readers, I'm interested in the fabric you used for your slipcover.
Were you able to wash it before the slipcover was made to prevent shrinkage later? Can you wash it yourself or does it require dry cleaning?
Congrats on 20 years!! Do you still exchange gifts after all this time? Or is he gift enough?

René said...

The new slip is simply perfect. I still love that room! Glad you had a wonderful anniversary!

Cindy said...

Oh wow, that food looks like food art. Nice way to celebrate your anniversary! Great chair, and of course i love the white slip cover. You and your chair are both pillow HOs!

Cindy

Jessie said...

Happy Anniversary, Sherry! Sounds like a fantastic place to celebrate. Your chair is beautiful with or without the slipcover! :)

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michele said...

i need a slipcover guy!!!! hook me up, sista. love the transformation. happy anniversary!

michele

Flamingo said...

That furniture looks amazing.. and that food made me hungry :D