Slipcover Magic

My husband has teased that if you sit too long in our house you might get painted. Soon the same may apply to being slipcovered.

 

Carved mirror table

Carved mirror table

 

I have a closet where I stash Christmas gifts, off-season decorating accessories and beneath all the really good junk was this carved table that matches the love seat I just slipcovered.

The challenge was going to be covering the table’s carved  and curvy top.  The solution I found was a piece of foam core board to place on top of the table.   I turn the table over and traced around the edge then went back and eased the curved indentions into an oval shape. The foam core board also creates and even surface on the top since the mirror is lower than the carved edge.

 

Trace the shape of the table onto foam core board

Trace the shape of the table onto foam core board

 

Foam core board cut out

Foam core board cut out

 

Using a utility knife I cut around the outline until I had the desired shape.

 

Foam core board after edges are rounded

Foam core board after edges are rounded

 

I used the oval foam board as a pattern to cut out the fabric for the top then started pinning the top to the skirt. I had just enough of the 8 oz. drop cloth left over from the love seat to cover the table.

 

Pin top fabric to skirt

Pin top fabric to skirt

 

Small pleat made on each side

Small pleat made on each side

 

Reverse side of slip cover showing seams

Reverse side of slip cover showing seams

 

The skirt is two rectangle pieces of fabric with a seam on each side of the table.  I barely had enough fabric for the skirt but did managed to squeeze  a small pleat in the front and back.  After sewing the seams I trimmed the excess fabric with pinking shears.  All that was left was the hemming the skirt.

 

Great slip cover pair

Slip cover seating area

 

With a little slipcover magic, I turned two unused sentimental pieces of furniture into a functional seating area.  This may be my new reading spot and a place to stack my books.

Thank you so much for stopping by!

 

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©2015 Slipcover Magic was first published on Thistle Key Lane

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