Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Slip Cover Inspiration




I got a lovely comment on my Dining Room Slip Covers post this morning. Anne wrote that she loves Parsons Chairs but they were so expensive and that mine were a great look for less.

First of all - awesome!

Second - I had no idea what Parsons Chairs were. What?!! I know! I immediately Googled and found a pile of lovely inspiration. These beautiful Parsons chairs were exactly what I had in mind when designing mine. I must have seen them before and just never put a name to what I was trying to "knock off."

Anyway, after spending an unreasonable amount of time on Flickr looking at all these lovelies (and even making my kids watch a Parsons chairs slideshow... or two...) here are some of my favourites.

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These lovelies are not to be confused with Jim Parsons sitting on a chair (which I got a lot of when searching Google) hehehe




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(This one includes a much better tutorial than mine as well)

Have a put my humble slip covers to shame with all these beautiful pictures?

Maybe, but I'd like to think that mine were made for practical, every day living reasons. The people who live in the sample photos above probably have never had to deal with children laughing so hard that milk spurts out their noses, or a baby who are so obsessed with the taste of ketchup that she needs to spread it in every nook and cranny to save for a snack later. There aren't even buttonholes in which to place child seat fasteners. I call lame! hehehe



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