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.


Our Hopeful Home 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!

Our Hopeful Home 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!

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!!

Unknown 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 (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.

Discovering Life one adventure at a time said...

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

Discovering Life one adventure at a time 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!

Laura said...

Hi! Just started following the 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!

CLD said...

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

Unknown said...

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

Unknown said...

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

Unknown 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

Leena Milligan Lanteigne 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

Leena Milligan Lanteigne said...

I have posted information regarding this give-away on my blog
xo, Leena

Leena Milligan Lanteigne said...

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

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Your chairs look outstanding!!!


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!

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!

Cassie Bustamante 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@CommonGround 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.

Unknown 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!

Pretty In Paint said...

i love how you did this! i love how you styled this picture. just gorgeous!
im your newest follower~

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.

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Christine at Little Brags said...

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

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