slipcovered wingback

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Remember my teaser from the other day?
Well, I finally lugged her down the stairs so I could get some pictures 🙂
Here she is! 
 My slipcovered wingback!
Some close ups of the piping and arms.

My favorite part is still the skirt.
I used Miss Mustard Seed’s tutorial.  It was such a great tutorial, I highly recommend looking at it even if you’re doing something other than a wingback.  It really wasn’t difficult to do, and only took a few days of working during Izzy’s nap times to complete.
Breakdown of the project:
  • 9×12 painters drop cloth (8oz) – $20.00
  • cording to make piping – $8.00
  • chair – FREE!
Added bonus is that I have enough leftover materials to make a slipcover for an ottoman!
Now I just need to find her a home in my house.  Preferably without having to take ‘ol girl back up the stairs 😀
Linking up to these fabulous parties!


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  1. Allison Avatar

    Wow! You did a fabulous job! Slipcovers totally intimidate me and I have a chair that I'm dying to make one for, but I'm too chicken!

  2. Miss Mustard Seed Avatar

    Wow! That turned out great! You should be so proud of that slipcover.

  3. Val Avatar

    Yowza, you are amazing!!

  4. Pamela Avatar

    Wow this is beautiful!!
    I love love the skirt!
    You did an amazing job!!

    Pamela 🙂

  5. HammBone Avatar

    You amaze me. Did you make that pillow too? And did you get new curtains? We are moving in.

  6. Kim @ Savvy Southern Style Avatar

    That looks so good. I wish I could sew like that.

  7. The Starr Family Avatar

    Get out… that is so fun! I love it, and the drop cloth is so durable. Yeah for you!

  8. Anonymous Avatar

    Your slipcover is divine! I too love the skirt the best. TFS!

  9. Delightful Order Avatar

    Love this! I'm inviting you to link to my Delightfully Inspiring Thursday Party.

  10. Something Nice and Pretty Avatar

    Love it…and those pillows!

  11. Kristi~The Slipcover Girl Avatar

    oh my…those pleats make me swoon! you did a great job and i can't wait to feature you on friday!

  12. sweet & lovely crafts Avatar

    Wow. That looks wonderful. It's a beautiful chair now!

  13. Jacqueline Avatar

    You did such an amazing job on this slipcover….must better the I could ever do! Thanks for linking up to my link party!

  14. Beverly Avatar

    You did such a good job! It is beautiful

  15. Rebecca Avatar

    great job! I love the painter's cloth idea! Fabric can be so much more expensive!

  16. Michelle @ Sweet Something Design Avatar

    Shelley, this turned out fantastic! I watched MMS's tutorial and I don't even have anything to slipcover, it was good! I would also like to add, I love your chipper (I just ordered some in yellow) drapes and the chevron ruffle pillow, very nice!

  17. michele at hellolovelyinc Avatar

    this is fabulous! i am so inspired and so grateful there is such a sweeet spirit of sharing in blogland. you go!

    come visit anytime!


  18. Faith Avatar

    this looks amazing!! just found your blog from Simple Home Life link party…great job!

  19. Kaye Avatar

    Fantastic job!! I'm going to tackle my wing back now!


  20. Andrea Avatar

    Love this! It looks just awesome! I really want a wingback chair for my living room but all I've seen is ones with not so pretty upholstery or really $pricey$ ones. I try and keep it thrifty in the house so spending a bunch of mula on one chair is not something I want to do. And reupholstering something is a lil much for me right now. This is AWESOME! I'm going to keep my eye out for a wingback chair and then whip out my sewing machine!

    Did you follow a pattern or did you make one?


  21. Ashley @ Little Miss Momma Avatar

    WOW, beautiful! That skirt is divine! i love the fabric too!

  22. Anonymous Avatar

    Beautiful slipcover! Well done.

  23. Suzanne@Meridian Road Avatar

    That looks so good! Like it was sewn by a professional. Great work!

  24. Red Headed Step Child Avatar

    It looks so fantastic! Simple and elegant but not stuffy. Love it!

  25. Alaina Avatar

    Your chair looks great. I made a wingback cover this week and I am working on the 2nd of the pair this weekend using the same tutorial and it makes it so much easier. I have a question though, is the drop cloth stiffer to work with? I used cotton twill for mine and I am hesitant to use the drop cloth.

  26. The House Creative Avatar

    I am just amazed at anyone who can do this. You did a fabulous job. Gorgeous!! It seriously makes me want to search craigslist for a wingback right now. :0 Have a great weekend.

  27. Sommer Avatar

    Shelley this is absolutely STUNNING. I have a wingback chair I got a month ago off the curbside and it's been sitting because I couldn't decide if I should slipcover it or reupholster it. I think you just convinced me to slipcover it, I think. LOL. I'd love to have you link this to my VIP party today!

  28. Courtney ~ French Country Cottage Avatar

    Absolutely LOVE it!! What a fantastic job you did- it looks amazing now!! Well done- thanks for sharing at FNF! 🙂

  29. The Rusty Bucket Avatar

    So, are you a natural or have you done this before? I've heard about MMS's tute. I'm going to have to take a look. I know it's not terribly hard once you get passed the procrastination. It's just a big puzzle. Although I have to admit, yours looks absolutely flawless. And the details! Fastastic job!

  30. mcgrathinnola Avatar

    Shelly, Would you post your own tutorial on the wingback how to? I have a wingchair ready to go. And what is MM's tutorial? Please let me know…thanks!

  31. miscellaneousme Avatar

    What an amazing transformation!



  32. maggie@midwesternsewinggirl Avatar

    This is really beautiful!!! You did an amazing job…I've been hesitant about making my own slipcovers, but I just may be motivated to try now…thank you!!!

  33. Myra @ The Casabella Project Avatar

    What a stunning makeover!!!! You've inspired me! I'm sharing your makeover on my blog this week! 🙂

  34. Yolanda @ Miss Refashionista Avatar

    I'm totally smitten!, great work!!

  35. Nicolette @ Momnivore's Dilemma Avatar

    What an after. I need me some drop cloths for my poor toddler-ruined sofas…

    Lovely, really!

    Thanks for linking up to Creative Juice!

  36. Trisha @ The Sweet Survival Avatar

    This is gorgeous! I have a chair in my bedroom with a similar slipcover and I LOVE it. Unfortunately I had someone else make it because I do not have the skills. I am amazed at people who do! Very nice.

  37. Jen-CraftOManiac Avatar

    Beautiful Shelley, I love your curtains and pillows too. Great job. winks-jen

  38. radn Avatar

    fabulous makeover! Love the black and cream pillow! Now following you!

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  40. janet Avatar

    Hello Shelley,

    Absolutely A…to the Amazing!!!!

    I love the crisp pleats…well done!

    Thanks for your sweet comments on my blog.

    janet xox

  41. Jen T Avatar

    You did a fantastic job!! I'm sending my mom this link b/c she's working on an identical chair now. I want one!! JenT

  42. Denise at PinkPostcard. Avatar

    this is just awesome! there may be hope for me yet! 😉 I saw this at NFT party, if you'd like to join me, I have a party every Wednesday called Transformations and Treasures- I'd love for you to link this up! Have a great week!

  43. Andy Avatar

    Thanks for stopping by. The chair is spectacular! Love the colors in the room. Making me regret selling a pair of wing backs this winter.

  44. Laurel @ Ducks in a Row Avatar

    Such a gorgeous gorgeous slipcover. You have me totally inspired!

  45. Rhonda Avatar

    I love what you did with your chair!!! Great job!!! I love your blog! I am now following you! I hope you will drop by my blog sometime and follow me!! 🙂 I am participating in my first "Before & After" with Thrifty Decor Chick!
    Looking forward to getting to know you!
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  46. Carol-Anne (Use the Good Dishes!) Avatar

    Visiting from Thrifty Decor Chick….your slipcover is amazing! What a beautiful, professional, job!

  47. Judy Avatar

    I am so super impressed. I want to try a slipcover soon. Thanks for sharing at my Swing into Spring party.

  48. Andrea Avatar

    Thanks for leaving me the info on the slip cover! I can't wait to try it! =D


  49. Laura Avatar

    Could I really do this?
    How easy is easy?
    I have a wingback that needs a slipcover.
    It looks amazing!

    White Spray Paint

  50. Avatar

    WOWZERS! That looks FABULOUS!
    I would LOVE to have you link up to my PARTY! WHASSUP WEDNESDAY!!

    And I have a party button you can grab and put on your blog so your friends can come too:)



  51. leah mari Avatar

    great job!!!! im so going to try this soon!

  52. Remodelaholic Avatar

    This is so beautiful! You have totally inspired me! I love how your looks.

    I was wondering if you would like to come do a special guest post about this at Remodelaholic? Let me know and I will get the specifics to you!


  53. Delightful Order Avatar

    I love this and featured you today. Come over and grab my button if you'd like.

  54. Karen Avatar

    You did an amazing job. You should really be proud. It's beautiful.

  55. Hyphen Interiors Avatar

    What a great job! I'm bookmarking this!

  56. Joy @ Thrifty Parsonage Living Avatar

    Your chair looks amazing. I'm in the process of reupholstering a wing back chair. I'm doing it in an ivory duck fabric.

  57. Anonymous Avatar

    Stopped over from Miss Mustard Seed. Lovely slipcover!


  58. Henson Family Avatar

    LOVE IT! Where oh where did you get your curtains??

  59. Rene Avatar

    I am so impressed! Miss Mustard Seed's tutorial is wonderful isn't it? Was this your very first slipcover? It looks professionally done. Nice job!

  60. Denise at PinkPostcard. Avatar

    just gorgeous! Thanks so much for joining in at Transformations and Treausures! 🙂

  61. PicturePerfectPixies Avatar

    Wow! It turned out wonderful.

  62. Slipcovers by Shelley Avatar

    LOOKS GREAT! I always love the pleat skirt going all one way. I love the pillow too with the black ruffle.

  63. asima khan Avatar

    Wonderful job,Nice work.
    Keep it beds with mattress sale

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