Thursday, September 29, 2011

Stenciled Slipcovers for Parsons Chairs and Stencil Giveaway!


I had a pair of Parsons Dining Chairs from my old house that I wanted to get rid of.  I decided to make slipcovers for them and sell them at Loot.  Laura from Maison De Stencils sent me a stencil as a gift and this seemed like the perfect project for my new stencil.  Maison De Stencils have the most unique and stylish stencil designs.  Laura is also offering one of my reader's a 12 x 12 stencil of their choice.  Keep reading for all the details!


Luckily I had the old slipcovers, so I disassembled them to use as a pattern for my new slipcovers.  I used painter's drop cloth as the fabric.  Once I cut out the pieces, I pinned the top, back and seat pieces together.


I folded the corners and pinned them in place before sewing.


I sewed the front and back pieces together first and then sewed the seat on.  Last, I pinned and sewed the skirt, pleated at each corner. 


Next came the fun part; using my new stencil!  I mixed my brown fabric paint with white to tone it down a little.  The stencils from Maison De Stencils are so easy to use and the designs came out perfect and clear.


Isn't this stencil beautiful?  The stencil really dresses up these, otherwise plain, slipcovers.



These parsons chairs look fabulous on either side of a buffet.




They also work perfectly as two end chairs at a dining table.


I have never made a slipcover for a chair before and they were definitely a challenge for me to sew.  I even broke my seam ripper at one point and had to run out and buy another one half-way through this project.  The second chair was easier than the first because I avoided all the mistakes I made the first time.  I can tell you that it was a big relief when I finally finished them and took them to the shop.


To see other projects I have done with stencils from Maison De Stencils click on the links below:

Now, on to the giveaway, so you can make your own lovely, stenciled project!  

Please follow these rules to enter the stencil giveaway.

1. Become a follower of my blog
2. Go to Maison De Stencil's website and pick out your favorite 12 x 12 stencil.
3. Leave me a comment telling me which 12 x 12 stencil you want, if you win.
4.  For a second entry, post this giveaway on your blog. Leave me another comment letting me know you did this.
5. For a third entry, post this giveaway on your facebook page.  Leave me separate comment for this too.

Good luck, lovely blog readers!  I will be picking a winner, using the random number generator, on Oct. 10th.  


This post is linked to the amazing parties in my sidebar.

58 comments:

Charm Bracelet Diva said...

I'm a follower and I think my faves are between the one you used and the "Patisserie" one. Thanks for the chance to win!

Charm Bracelet Diva said...

I posted the giveaway on my Charm Bracelet Diva Facebook page!

Karie said...

I'm redoing our kitchen chairs french stencils would look so good on them! I love the one you have or the Chateau No. 7 Stencil. Thank you for the great giveaway!

karicummins29@yahoo.com

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

The slipcovers turned out beautifully! Love 'em.

Michelle said...

Wow, love the way these chairs turned out! Gorgeous! Very impressed by all the stencil choices, but I'd have to choose the "xoxo" or the Santa Claus face, both are awesome!

Ruffles and Relics said...

I am a new follower.. I love the no. 25 christmas one!!

Ruffles and Relics said...

I posted on facebook too.

Paint Me White said...

Amanda what a fantastic giveaway. I am a follower and would love the opportunity to enter please. Sandy

Paint Me White said...

I have viewed Maison De Stencil's website and If I was to win I would probably go for the Paris Flower Market Stencil. I recently did a chest of drawers freehand with this design on it. But the stencil would make it a lot easier. Thanks again. Sandy xx

Deborah March said...

WOW!! Your slip covers are FABULOUS!!

Ozma of Odds said...

...a girl after my own heart!
adore your "furniture" makeover style, found you via freckled laundry and now i'm your newest follower!
xo, Rosemary

Anonymous said...

Funny, I want to do something like this for the end chairs of my dining table. Thanks for the inspiration! Hard to pick one stencil. I love the one you used and also Chateau Marmot. I'm a new follower but do not have a blog so hope I can still have a chance. Thanks, Maureen mb99999@yahoo.com (Love your blog!)

deborah@confessions of a craigslist junkie said...

Thank-you for the tutorial, I've been wanting to do something like this for a couple of Parsons chairs I have. And thank-you for introducing me to such a great resource! I would LOVE to win either the Paris Fleur de Lis feedsack stencil or the Chateau de Chambord.

ta_red2 said...

I've shared the contest with my friends on fb =)

ta_red2 said...

I love th Lucas Moller No.3 with stripe stencils. it would be great for pillows and other projects i want to make =)

deborah@confessions of a craigslist junkie said...

I posted a link to your giveaway on my blog too! www.confessionsofacraiglistjunkie.blogspot.com

Laura said...

Hi! Just started following the blog...love it! I think your chairs turned out great. I love the stencil you used. That would be what I would pick if I won!

Inspired by you said...

I so love the chairs! The stencil is fabulous!

Susie said...

Love french stencils, your chair covers are to die for! I'm a reloved rubbish follower, and would be thrilled with the "Grains 12x12" stencil from Maison de Stencil, great giveaway!
kmcclister@sbcglobal.net

Bobbie said...

Your chair covers are so lovely.
I love the stencil you used..it's great And the table setting is just as beautiful. Have a great weekend. Bobbie

Roseanna said...

Beautifully done slipcovers...I will have to try it!
I am a new follower, thanks for sharing.

Roseanna said...

I love the german feed sack design, Lucas Moller No.3 with stripe stencils.

Roseanna said...

I love the german feed sack, Lucas Moller No.3 with stripe stencils.

Lisa said...

I'm a new follower!

I would LOVE the.......

Bee Crown with Laurel Wreath

And I mean LOVE.... :)

Lisa said...

I posted this giveaway on my Facebook page.

I'd like the Bee Crown with Laurel Wreath

Thank you!

Kathy said...

I'm a brand new follower and I love the Hotel De L'avenir stencil.

Kathy in Mukilteo, WA

Tasty Creativity said...

My favorite is the Bienvenue stencil. ut they are all lovely!

Heaven's Walk said...

What a great job on the slipcovers! I just sewed my first table runner and was a nervous wreck just doing that! lol! Love the stencil on your chairs, too! :) My fav stencils are any of the French ones - that would look great in my French country farmhouse. :)

xoxo laurie

Heaven's Walk said...

I've been a happy follower of yours for a long time! Keep the great tuts coming! :)

xoxo laurie

pink*cherub*moon said...

You know I'm a happy follower of your wonderful blog! I love these stencils! They are exactly what I've looked for locally and haven't been able to find. Your slipcovers turned out so beautifully!! Great job! If I won this fab give-away, I would pick:
Jean - Luc Beauvais No.19 12 x 12 inches
1 stencil
Made from 7 mil clear Mylar

It was really hard to decide and I know I am going to have to purchase others! Thank you for the opportunity to win! Take care, Leena

pink*cherub*moon said...

I have posted information regarding this give-away on my blog pinkcherubmoon.blogspot.com
xo, Leena

pink*cherub*moon said...

I have shared my blogposot of this give-away on Face Book! Hugs, Leena

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Your chairs look outstanding!!!

Blessings,
Linda

Tiff said...

I love these stencils Amanda! I have never tried to stencilanything but would love to give it a go! i am already a follower (I just love your projects!) and I think that the French stencil with the Laurel, crown and number 7 is amazing! Happy week! X

hilary said...

I've been following you for a while now. I'd take any of the French stencils. I like them all. I really like the Paris Flea Market one but it's the wrong size. Any would do. I would be thankful for anyone of them. thanks,

Marjorie (Insouciant1) said...

I'm a new follower and I love the look you created with these parson's chair slipcovers. Maison De Stencil is amazing, if I have to choose one it would be Chandelier K with birds! Thanks for hosting.

Marjorie (Insouciant1) said...

My second entry: I've shared this giveaway on my blog!
Marjorie

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

These are just beautiful! You really did a professional job on recovering these and I love the stencil! I'm a new follower!

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

I love all of the damask stencils but especially the damask wall paper!

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Added this give away to my blog!

Sarah said...

What a great project. Thanks for introducing us to the stencils. They are all very attractive. If I should win I'd select Paris in the Laurel Wreath #1.

Sarah said...

Back to say, I'm now a new follower. Thank! ~ sarah

Liz said...

I have been a follower of your lovely blog for nearly a year! Wow! Thanks for all of the inspiration; I am so happy for you to get your shop up & running.

My favorite stencil is a toss-up between the Chateau Marmont & the Reves Doux Mon Enfant w/ Crown & scrolls. The Reine de Tout w/ crown & fleur de lis crest is a close second. They're all scrumptious! Why, oh why did you have to show me to another amazing place that will gladly take my money?? Sigh. I wish I was le Reine. Let them eat the cake!

Thanks for the opportunity! What a great place to know about!
Liz

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

your chair looks amazing! it's a wonder what a dro cloth and a stencil can do! and of course add in the talent and creativity you have!

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Just became a follower, and I love the Marche de Paris stencil. Thanks so much for the chance to win!! and thanks for linking up to VIF.

rainbowcreek said...

I couldn't find the button to follow you so I liked your FB page, but I would love to follow you on my google feed if you can tell me how. The chairs are just fabulous! Great work on figuring out those slipcovers. I was searching for those exact stencils today, knew they must exist but where to find them? Thank you! I would love one of the feedsack roosters or the Paris #13 and about a dozen more!

Mindy said...

i love how you did this! i love how you styled this picture. just gorgeous!
im your newest follower~
Mindy
www.prettyinpaint.32.blogspot.com

Chris said...

Oh my gosh, what a wonderful job you did in stencilling your chair covers. I don't think they could have looked better if you had bought them from a fancy store. Congratulations. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

Sewcando said...

Great job on the chairs. I sew and I'm still intimidated by covers but not for long. Gotta tackle that after 1 other thing. :) What a great site, love the Thorster Eckart stencil in German. Would tickle my hubby's funny bone since he is German.

Anonymous said...

Hey! That’s a very nice post. I’m very certain I'll recommend it to my co-workers.For those who submit more posts please e-mail them to me.

my blog post ... having trouble getting pregnant the third time

Christine Vandormolen said...

oh boy, this is awesome....just what I am planning on doing with my dining room chairs!!!! PINNING....

Coach Factory said...

louis vuitton, longchamp handbags, longchamp outlet, michael kors outlet, louboutin, michael kors outlet, michael kors outlet online, oakley sunglasses cheap, louis vuitton handbags, gucci outlet, michael kors outlet store, oakley vault, chanel handbags, prada outlet, kate spade handbags, louboutin outlet, louis vuitton outlet online, prada handbags, nike air max, polo ralph lauren outlet online, coach purses, michael kors outlet online, coach outlet, nike free, nike shoes, louis vuitton outlet, burberry outlet online, tiffany and co, michael kors outlet online, tory burch outlet, coach factory outlet, ray ban sunglasses, louboutin shoes, polo ralph lauren outlet, oakley sunglasses, coach outlet, jordan shoes, kate spade outlet, coach outlet store online, christian louboutin shoes, longchamp handbags, burberry outlet online, louis vuitton outlet, air max, ray ban outlet

Coach Factory said...

hogan sito ufficiale, mulberry, montre femme, new balance pas cher, hollister, karen millen, lululemon, hollister, hollister, louis vuitton, oakley pas cher, ralph lauren, burberry, longchamp soldes, louis vuitton uk, nike roshe, air force, nike trainers, nike free pas cher, timberland, ray ban uk, nike air max, longchamp, north face pas cher, nike huarache, north face, nike roshe run, tn pas cher, vans outlet, vans pas cher, hermes pas cher, ralph lauren pas cher, lacoste, michael kors, michael kors, nike free, vanessa bruno, michael kors, barbour, sac guess, sac louis vuitton, air max, sac louis vuitton, longchamp, louboutin, air jordan, ray ban pas cher, abercrombie and fitch, nike blazer, converse pas cher

Coach Factory said...

moncler outlet, ghd, uggs on sale, canada goose pas cher, lululemon outlet, canada goose, moncler, celine handbags, canada goose outlet, juicy couture outlet, ugg boots, herve leger, north face jackets, nfl jerseys, soccer jerseys, mac cosmetics, instyler ionic styler, rolex watches, ugg outlet, valentino shoes, canada goose outlet, p90x3, beats by dre, birkin bag, babyliss pro, moncler, marc jacobs, ugg boots, abercrombie and fitch, moncler, mont blanc, north face outlet, mcm handbags, wedding dresses, canada goose outlet, chi flat iron, supra shoes, juicy couture outlet, ugg, insanity, reebok outlet, new balance shoes, roshe run, bottega veneta, asics shoes, giuseppe zanotti, ferragamo shoes, jimmy choo shoes, soccer shoes, canada goose uk

oakleyses said...

coach purses, louis vuitton handbags, kate spade outlet online, nike air max, michael kors outlet, michael kors outlet store, oakley sunglasses, burberry outlet online, coach outlet store online, michael kors outlet online, louis vuitton, louboutin shoes, louis vuitton outlet, louis vuitton outlet online, louis vuitton outlet, polo ralph lauren outlet, gucci handbags, oakley vault, longchamp handbags, polo ralph lauren, coach outlet, michael kors outlet online, tiffany and co jewelry, jordan shoes, burberry outlet online, ray ban outlet, nike air max, coach outlet, cheap oakley sunglasses, kate spade handbags, red bottom shoes, ray ban sunglasses, chanel handbags, christian louboutin shoes, nike free, tory burch outlet, christian louboutin outlet, nike shoes, prada handbags, tiffany jewelry, longchamp outlet, michael kors outlet online, prada outlet, longchamp outlet online, michael kors outlet online

oakleyses said...

north face pas cher, louis vuitton pas cher, nike roshe run, hollister, barbour, ralph lauren pas cher, converse pas cher, nike air max, vans pas cher, nike air force, abercrombie and fitch, nike trainers, louis vuitton uk, true religion outlet, mulberry, sac louis vuitton, ray ban pas cher, nike huarache, nike free pas cher, michael kors canada, hollister, timberland, longchamp pas cher, hermes pas cher, sac vanessa bruno, air max, nike blazer pas cher, longchamp, ray ban uk, lacoste pas cher, michael kors uk, chaussure louboutin, air max pas cher, nike free, sac michael kors, louis vuitton, burberry pas cher, ralph lauren, nike roshe, air jordan, true religion outlet, new balance pas cher, lululemon, oakley pas cher, guess pas cher, nike air max, scarpe hogan, tn pas cher, north face, true religion

oakleyses said...

babyliss pro, p90x workout, valentino shoes, canada goose pas cher, rolex watches, canada goose outlet, abercrombie and fitch, mcm handbags, lululemon outlet, canada goose outlet, new balance outlet, soccer shoes, bottega veneta, wedding dresses, insanity workout, hollister, canada goose, jimmy choo shoes, ugg outlet, ugg boots, north face outlet, uggs outlet, ghd, asics shoes, marc jacobs outlet, giuseppe zanotti, ferragamo shoes, longchamp, reebok outlet, birkin bag, north face jackets, canada goose uk, celine handbags, vans outlet, nfl jerseys, uggs on sale, ugg, moncler, mont blanc pens, roshe run, canada goose outlet, moncler outlet, mac cosmetics, chi flat iron, herve leger, beats headphones, moncler, ugg soldes, soccer jerseys, instyler ionic styler

dong dong23 said...

louis vuitton outlet
cheap oakley sunglasses
coach factory outlet
tory burch outlet
nike store
burberry outlet online
louis vuitton
nike outlet store
ralph lauren sale
michael kors handbags
pandora jewelry
michael kors handbags
michael kors outlet
oakley sunglasses
louis vuitton handbags
coach outlet
christian louboutin shoes
christian louboutin sale
ray ban sunglasses
nike uk
north face outlet
louis vuitton outlet
cheap jordans
adidas originals
asics shoes
beats headphones
christian louboutin outlet
toms shoes outlet online
instyler curling iron
jordans for sale
louis vuitton
ray ban sunglasses discount
michael kors outlet
tory burch outlet
hollister clothing
jordan 11s
oakley outlet
fitflop sandals
tiffany outlet
michael kors handbags
20165.28wengdongdong

LinkWithin

Related Posts with Thumbnails