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Jun 30, 2011

...my wicker chaise's ~ country living makeover

...hello creative ones!

my wicker chaise's lounge slipcover is now complete

it took me awhile
i searched high and low for just the right fabric
in a greige/oatmeal like color...

 i wanted it to be more of a neutral piece
still very lovely in our ever changing living room...

 the original slipcovers were ok ~

just a little to "flowery"
 if you know what i mean...

i'm sayin'
yah no to the shiny cotton chintz!

imagine my delight when i was reading
  Diane's blog:  Passionate for White
and she was having the same dilemma for her dining room chairs
only ~
she found exactly the perfect fabric!
well, kinda
you see, they were curtain panels
from Kmart's "Country Living" line
 "Sweet Rose Damask"

but it was love at first sight!

so naturally,
i ZOOMED over to my Kmart
and immediately purchased two panels.

 i also bought a 32" metal zipper
so that i may remove my "slip cover" at any time and wash it!
soooo important for a comfy home as accidents DO happen ~ lol!!
then i got to work and stitched up a zippered slipcover,
two pillows and two roll pillows...

don't you love the lines of this wicker chaise?!

curvaceous ~ no?!

i had been admiring Melinda's union jack pillows
so i tried my hand at two...


LOVE the way they turned out!

and the rose chintz pillows got their own slipcovers too
complete with sweet button closure tabs
using smooth, creamy white, vintage mother of pearl buttons...

and just a touch of lace...

time to sit for awhile in my "country living", slip covered chaise
 and soak up a few pages in a Jeanne d'Arc Living Magazine!

while i sip on a lavender soda :)

soooo good!!

sharing this over at:
French Country Cottage's: Feathered Nest Friday
Freckled laundry's: Air your laundry Friday
Miss Mustard Seed's:  Furniture Feature Friday

here's to finding unlimited inspiration in this bloggy world!


  1. Oh Rosemary, I'm so glad you joined in for the party! You did a fabulous job on this chaise. LOVE it, and now I'm fixated on your Union Jack pillows!!!! Have a wonderful weekend! xoxo Debra

  2. I'm loving everything about this chaise and new slipcover, especially the union jack pillows....simply beautiful!


  3. Oh my gosh Rosemary.........it looks fantastic!
    Your gonna enjoy it.
    Hugs Marga

  4. LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!! I really need to get on the ball and do some creating. I have really been slacking lately!! Did I tell you that I LOVE IT ALL?? :) No Kmart close by me anymore as they closed it. Hopefully I can get to one soon and maybe join the country living fabric party!!! :)

  5. That is so beautiful! And the lavender soda...did you make it or is that something you can actually buy? Your photo's are always so gorgeous!

  6. It really is the most beautiful fabric! I love to read about something and go in search of it! Blogging has helped me with so many dilemmas! And this will be so nice with the zipper! Beautiful change! ♥ And do you have a lavender soda for me? ♥

  7. that fabric is FA-BU-LOUS! And your chaise transformation magniifque! I'm on my way to K Mart!

  8. Hi Rosemary,
    Beautiful job on the chaise, a soothing look, great place to relax away a summers day:-) The Union Jacks turned out gorgeous!!! Good fabric IS HARD TO FIND, I know I get stuck on projects, just looking for fabric.
    have a beautiful day...

  9. Hi Rosemary,
    You have turned your chaise into a lovely, romantic work of art. I really like the fabric and who knew it comes from curtain panels!


  10. F.A.B.U.L.O.U.S.
    nuff said.
    but I can't stop myself...
    I adore it, the fabric is wonderful, and well that pillow is so sweet! I have never had lavender soda but you make me want to go out and find some! Your photos are always so beautiful. Happy Weekend! t. xoxoxoox

  11. Beautiful transformation, I love the pillows and bolsters.
    You made me want to change all my chair covers.
    I love your blog!

  12. Stunning. Gorgeous. BEAUTIFUL! I want a pretty chaise lounge so much...I'll settle for an ugly one that I can make pretty...and marking this one for inspiration when I do find one.

  13. Hi sweet Rosemary, what a fantastic and beautiful job you have done with your slipcowers, and pillows.
    It looks like a dream now, and the pillows you made are all so beautiful.You are a master sewer,---
    Also have to tell you that your muse, is the most gorgeus one-

  14. What a transformation! I love the choice of fabrics!!! It looks so relaxing.

  15. COMPLETELY LOVELY!!! I love everything about this. Especially the fabric. The pillows are perfection. Your photo styling is so pretty. This gave me a real lift. I'm sure you're just lovin it!

  16. Love it love it! I too have been looking for something similar. I will pop over to K-Mart and see what they have!

  17. Wow, beautiful..... i'm in love! Great job!
    hugs, Cheryl

  18. Well, now I know what you have been up to.
    Fabulous workmanship, you are amazing!

    Adore it all and to think they are drape panels redone.

    xo Rhonda

  19. Oh my, that turned out so pretty! I love the little bit of pattern, but that it is so muted and serene. Super cute union jack pillow too!

  20. Soooo pretty. I love your pillows, especially the Union Jack pillow! I am visiting from Feathered Nest Friday.

  21. Your chaise is absolutely darlingly delicious!!! I love it soooo much, you are soooo lucky!
    Hugs, Cindy

  22. First of all Rosemary - BEAUTIFUL job on that slipcover! It's amazing and so very creative. Looks like something right our of JDA, girl! :) Second of all - I'm seriously jealous of your sewing abilities! lol! :)

    xoxo laurie

  23. Rosemary, I can't believe how beautiful your chaise and slipcover is!!! You did an amazing job on it and the beautiful pillows. What a gorgeous piece it is for your livingroom.
    I also loved you sea post. Oh I felt like I was right there watching the waves. Beautiful pictures an such a great captures of all the beauty. I am so glad you had a wonderful time!
    And then there is that amazing outdoor space you have created for yourself. So romantic and relaxing. Everything you do is so full of grave and beauty Rosemary. What a wonderful talent you are!!!
    hugs from here...

  24. Absolutely LOVE this Rosemary!! Oh my gosh- it is fantastic! Such a wonderful piece to begin with- but it looks amazing now after you have worked your magic on it! Love it!! Thanks for sharing it at my party this week! :)

  25. Oh Wow... everything came out awesome but I especially love the button tabs with the bit of lace - how perfectly unique!

  26. Stunning. Such pretty details on those pillows. What fabric did you use for the facing of the Union Jack? I too am having such a hard time finding grayish oatmeal fabric! I'll be featuring this tonight. Thanks for linking with air your laundry Friday! xo Jami


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