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.
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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.
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