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  1. Simply Domestic
    March 1, 2011 @ 11:12 pm

    You make it look sooo easy!! I love the new look!

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  2. Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions
    March 1, 2011 @ 11:32 pm

    You did a great job, Julie! I don't know that I'd have the patience to do a slipcover on my own though. I do like the idea of using the dropcloths. Those things really come in handy for so much in decorating!

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  3. Sarah @ The Bird's Papaya
    March 1, 2011 @ 11:39 pm

    that's insane. like INSANE that you did that yourself. Way to save HUNDREDS!!

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  4. Jayna Rae
    March 1, 2011 @ 11:49 pm

    Great job! Well done! What a big endeavor.

    This is incredibly helpful. I am about to embark on covering my sectional couch. It looks like you have the same Ikea couch, but the single version. I bought my fabric, but I am TERRIFIED to start. I need it done before July; I think that's enough time to build courage.

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  5. NanaDiana
    March 2, 2011 @ 12:12 am

    Julie- What a nice tutorial. I have slipcovered several things in the past…and need to do a few more! Yours looks great! Love the wide stripes! Hugs- Diana

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  6. Cindy at Some Really Neat Stuff
    March 2, 2011 @ 1:06 am

    I love a wide blue and white stripe with green just like you have! Great job!

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  7. Cassie @ Primitive & Proper
    March 2, 2011 @ 2:01 am

    that chair is so fun! i love those big beachy stripes! and i LOVE the new blog look! love love love it!

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  8. Tami / Maddie Lumpkin
    March 2, 2011 @ 2:54 am

    Thanks for sharing this.I think this is the best tutorial I've seen. I need to give slipcovering another try!

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  9. Nicole Jennings
    March 2, 2011 @ 3:07 am

    I'm inspired! I've got a red chair that needs a to be toned down a bit…great tutorial!

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  10. Heidi @ Honeybear Lane
    March 2, 2011 @ 4:10 am

    You make that look so simple! I bought a thrifted chair this week and I just pinned a white sheet to it and it looks pretty good for now. But after seeing you whip one out so fast, I have more confidence. Great job!

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  11. raddesigning
    March 2, 2011 @ 4:36 am

    Wow! i am super impressed! I just bought a sewing machine two days ago (20 bucks at a Goodwill auction! woot!) So i should definitely give that a whirl!

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  12. Lisa
    March 2, 2011 @ 5:28 am

    That looks incredible. Am I daring enough to try it?!! My mom is in desperate need of some slipcovers! Thanks for the help!

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  13. Hi, I'm Suz!!
    March 2, 2011 @ 1:02 pm

    I think this is the best slip cover project I've seen!! Way to go!!!

    Hugs ~~ Suz
    http://www.inspiringcreativeness.blogspot.com

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  14. Lois@frugaldecormom
    March 2, 2011 @ 4:34 pm

    Thanks for sharing! I've contemplated but have yet to find the courage and a good tutorial for me! This one is so great! Now I just need a chair to slipcover!
    P.S…I really really really love your green tv console! It seriously makes my heart pitter patter! Not sure I'd ever be brave enough to go that bold in my own house though!

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  15. Gail
    March 2, 2011 @ 6:32 pm

    I love slipcovers. I have them on two chairs and a love seat. I had them made, though; don't think I could do that by myself. Great job!

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  16. Robin
    March 3, 2011 @ 7:07 am

    I love it. You did a fantastic job!

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  17. anangloinquebec
    March 3, 2011 @ 12:55 pm

    Great post. You have now motivated me to complete my own slipcover project. Thanks. The velcro factor is a big motivator.

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  18. LeAnne
    March 4, 2011 @ 3:13 am

    Beautiful job! My husband and I re-upholstered a big couch and two armchairs that we found at a garage sale a couple of years ago. They turned out great, but it took us forever. I think next time when have something to cover, I will definitely use your method and make a slipcover. Thanks for sharing! LeAnne

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  19. Shelia
    March 4, 2011 @ 3:27 am

    Hi Julie! Oh, my goodness, you make this sound so simple and I just know it's not! But how lovely your chair turned out to be! Love it.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia 😉

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  20. southernhomesweethome
    March 4, 2011 @ 3:53 am

    You did a great tutorial.. don't you just love that painters drop cloth? Looks great.

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  21. Kristen
    March 4, 2011 @ 4:26 am

    I love that you used a drop cloth. I would have never thought of that. It turned out wonderful. I will have to remember this one.

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  22. The Pennington Point
    March 4, 2011 @ 4:36 am

    It's wonderful! You did a great job. Lisa~

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  23. A Vintage Vine
    March 4, 2011 @ 5:05 am

    I'm loving the stripes…now we all will be out making striped slipcovers!!! You just started the new trend!

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  24. Nicole@ Black Cab Designs
    March 4, 2011 @ 5:15 am

    Love the big stripe! A fun twist on a drop cloth makeover. Great job!

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  25. slommler
    March 4, 2011 @ 12:03 pm

    Fabulous! And I love seeing the how-to photos! Thanks so much!
    Just popped over from Miss Mustard Seed's blog.
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  26. Heather
    March 4, 2011 @ 1:19 pm

    Wow! Makes me want to try it! Great tutorial

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  27. Carol
    March 4, 2011 @ 1:34 pm

    You make it look so easy! I have a chair and the drop cloths that have been waiting for me to gather up the nerve to start. Soon!

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  28. radn
    March 4, 2011 @ 10:52 pm

    What a difference a slipcover makes! I totally agree with carol above. I wouldn't even try something so difficult.

    http://houseonashwelllane.blogspot.com/

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  29. Slipcovers by Shelley
    March 5, 2011 @ 1:24 am

    I love slipcovers too…I actually make them for a living at home. I have been in business for 11 years. Come check out some of my before and afters. http://customslipcoversbyshelley.blogspot.com

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  30. The Yellow Cape Cod
    March 5, 2011 @ 12:52 pm

    What a fun chair. Great post.

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  31. grateful girl
    March 6, 2011 @ 1:15 am

    Thank you for this tutorial! I tried this once without a tutorial…hmmm still don't have a slipcovered chair. Broke down and bought one. Now thanks to you I think I will try again!
    Patti @gratefulgirlblog

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  32. sewing green lady
    January 8, 2016 @ 9:18 pm

    That looks fabulous! What a great idea using the drop cloth. x

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  33. Ann
    October 15, 2018 @ 8:31 pm

    Great tips! Love the velcro idea. Can you wash the painters cloth? Should I wash before?

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    • Julie
      October 16, 2018 @ 10:09 am

      Yes- the drop cloth can be washed and it would be totally fine to wash before!

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  34. Rita
    October 28, 2018 @ 8:34 pm

    I was told that drop cloths shrink so washing before you cut it up may save it from not fitting later on.

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  35. Shirley
    February 4, 2019 @ 2:24 pm

    I am getting ready to make slipcovers for 2 new sofas. They are almost white and I want to keep them that way!
    The adult grandchildren in my house would have them demolished in no time if I didn’t cover them. I have always loved this method of slipcovering but for certain chairs, it can be quite challenging. Did you also make the slipcover for the sofa? Just curious as it looks like it might be an IKEA sofa.

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  36. Jeanette Pickford
    July 22, 2019 @ 9:32 am

    thank you very much for a well thought out episode on slip overs. I want to do my first one. but what is a yard stick and how wide is it. sorry for the question but I am staying in South Africa and I do not know what a yard stick is.

    thank you once again Jeanette Pickford

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  37. Suzanne
    July 26, 2019 @ 4:01 am

    Genius. Just what I needed to find – I have two grim and ghastly armchairs and a grim and ghastly sofa that are perfectly serviceable but look awful. Dropcloths! Of course. This will be my winter project this year. Thank you!

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  38. Robin
    October 15, 2019 @ 12:18 pm

    Thank you so much for the great picture tutorial. I have the same chairs except in the gray/beige (from Grandmother) with goldish stitching! Saved me hundreds of $$!

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    • Julie
      October 15, 2019 @ 1:04 pm

      Yay! I’m so glad it helped you!

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