Saturday, July 5, 2014


This has been my living room since I moved into
Buttermilk Cottage eight years ago.
(Note the two yellow love seats 
that flank the fireplace.) 
Very traditional and I have loved it.
However, for the past few years 
I have wanted to lighten and relax the look a bit.

Notice a difference here?
The oriental rug is gone and
replaced with a natural jute one.

Next in line for change...
those yellow love seats.

Honestly, I have been looking for fabric
for slipcovers for two years!
Finally a couple of months ago
I found exactly what I wanted.
It is an off white, quilted fabric.

You are looking at 36 yards of fabric!
My upholsterer requested that I cut it into
five yard lengths for easier handling,
and then wash and dry it.
Next, she came to my house,
measured and cut the fabric
and then took it back to her workshop
to sew everything together.
Can you imagine making a 
slipcover without having the
piece of furniture in front of you
to "try it on" as you sew???
She's good...very, very good!
(A plus to this process is that I did not
have to live without my couches while
the slipcovers were being made!)

Last week she returned and installed them for me!
Bye bye, yellow couches!
And, they are a PERFECT fit!

I am loving my new, fresher, lighter and more "cottage" look!

However, as with any change to a room,
my mind is wandering to what else needs to be done.
Some possibilities...
*painting the room so the white "pops" a bit more (???)
*chalk painting the coffee table, black or white perhaps (???)

I'm thinking...


Carol said...

Looks wonderful!

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

It gives me hope that someday my living room might look like yours. I love your slipcovers and the fabric you chose, as well as the jute rug! These are the changes I'd like to make in our house and it's so nice to be able to see how it will look. I pinned a photo for reference and to possibly inspire me to paint our brick fireplace. I also like your furniture arrangement. I've lived with furniture bought for our old house, but I'd like to loveseats facing each other in front of the fireplace. Nice changes!

Jane@Bluebird1959 said...

Wow! What a talented uphosterer! Your new slips are just beautiful; how fun to have a fresh new look. I totally understand one thing leading to another! Jane

Dawn Smith said...

Susan! I love the whole look - you have such amazing style!

Betty Sneeringer said...

A great choice by you and WOW, she is very good. Even though the room looked good before the change is nice.

Changes in the wind said...

What a great job on the slip covers!!

chev37 said...

I love the slipcovers!! where did you find the material? I see blue in your room.. only because I have seen so much grey lately. or maybe a blue-gray...or no changes at all!

Terri said...

oh my word............... you are right!!! She is good!!! Very Good!!!!! Beautiful!!! Looks like you went furniture shopping!!!! and yes, one thing does ALWAYS lead to another!! :) Excited to see what color you put on the walls!!! Thanks for sharing

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