How To Dress Up A Slipcover

A little while a ago Decor Steals’ Steal of the Day was a chair seat slipcover.

It was love at first sight, purchased it right away,

and I knew exactly then what I wanted to do with it.

I placed it on the chair; however, me being me, decided to embellish it a bit.

I looked to see what I had on hand and came up with a wired ribbon in a cheetah pattern.

Chair Slipcover-Housepitality Designs

Chair Slipcover-Housepitalty Designs

I folded the wire ribbon length-wise and wrapped it around the bottom edge of the ruffle.

Chair Seat Slipcover-Housepitality Designs

I then attached the ribbon by using a large basting stitch for easy removal when I decide

to change out the ribbon . . . which I am sure I will at some point!

Chair seat slipcover-Housepitality Designs

Love the way it turned out . . . adding a little fun to the slipcover.

Chair Slipcover/Foyer-Housepitality Designs

This chair is in the foyer and I usually have a seasonal pillow on it.

When not having a seasonal pillow, I like to use the back side of a pillow that says,

“We Gather Together” . . . a pillow made by Ann of On Sutton Place.

The backs of her pillows are always beautiful and I tend to use both sides!

Chair Slipcover-Housepitality Designs

The chair will be sporting this St. Patrick’s Day pillow for now.

I love embellishing items, within reason and taste that is, do you?

Have a wonderful weekend . . . Rain predicted for Saturday, but Sunday will be glorious!

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  1. So cute. Great idea adding the trim. I ordered those, too, but have not gotten them yet. You got two, right?

  2. Shirley, that looks terrific! I saw those slipcovers and wondered how they’d look in person. Love the ribbon you put on it.

  3. That looks great, Shirley! I love it! I do tend to do that, too. what a great idea to make the stitch large enough that you can easily remove the ribbon when you want to try something new. Nice cover, too.

  4. Sweet! The added detail is amazing.

  5. Love the leopard. What a great embellishment for the slipcover, Shirley!

  6. oh how fun . to add that trim. it seems to work well with all the pillows that you have had on it. I wonder if they still have those chair covers…too cute.

  7. That is so cute!! Happy Friday Shirley!!

  8. Brilliant idea, I love the animal print edging. What a great way to make a piece unique.

  9. Great idea Shirley! I’ve noticed some cute denim ribbons at Michaels last week that would look cute and casual. Possibilities are endless. In the past I’ve sewn tasseled trims to the edge of plain lampshades to snazz them up a bit.

  10. Shirley the added trim looks terrific!! Have a great weekend!

  11. Cute Shirley! A little leopard goes a long way!

  12. Your new chair cover is pretty….what a great idea to add the trim! I like that it is removable in case you decide to change things up. The little St. Patrick’s pillow is so cute too!

  13. LOOVE the leopard trim! Great idea! Your St. Patty’s pillow is so sweet, you always have the prettiest pillows! The needlepoint ones are all beautiful, where do you usually find them? Pur weather is going to be the same; rain starts tonight and all day Sat. Buy Sun. could be great so am looking forward to that!

  14. Shirley now this is just incredibly smart!! A very custom look! Love it!
    Have a great weekend!
    The Arts by Karena

  15. Linda Kemp says

    Love the slipcover and the trim…very clever. I didn’t see those on Decor Steals 🙁

  16. that is so cute!

  17. What a difference this addition made!

  18. What a great idea to make the stitching so the ribbon can be removed on your slipcover! I love that you trimmed the slipcover and it looks fantastic with your vignette. Your shamrock pillow is a perfect St. Patrick’s Day addition. I love needlepoint pillows! Your entrance is so welcoming! Have a wonderful weekend!

  19. Love your removable trim. That is adorable. I love that you can change it out too. Very clever. Have a wonderful week end my friend.

  20. You can’t beat cheetah! 🙂 I love Decor Steals, too. Enjoy your weekend, Shirley!

  21. Love the trim–and Decor Steals! Have a great weekend!

  22. Hi Shirley,

    I ordered those slip covers as well. Mine came yesterday. I have been all around the house trying them on different chairs. I love them and wish I had ordered 4, but I only ordered 2. They are so well made! Your idea is sooo cute!!! I would have never thought of that! We are so alike in our taste, I think that is why I love your blog!


  23. Shirley, I love the little addition it fits right in. Jo

  24. So pretty! Love how you added a touch of animal print! Great idea!

  25. I love the ribbon on the chair cover, it give a pop of color and looks really good. Nice arrangement.
    Oh what we wouldn’t give for rain around here. The weather is going to be in the high 90’s all weekend long until next Wednesday, so I won’t be going out much as it bothers my COPD. Have a great sunny Sunday.

  26. I also love the toile pillow with your trim! So pretty, Shirley!

  27. This slipcover is so adorable!! Love your embellishment to give it a bit more pizzazz.
    Mary Alice

  28. Love your walk on the wild side with of your animal print ribbon Shirley and fun that you attached it so you can change the ribbon as the mood strikes 🙂

  29. So cute! The perfect addition.

  30. Very nice touch…

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