Monday, January 21, 2013

Dining Room Slipcovered Chairs Reveal

 The dining room Parsons chairs got new slipcovers.
Although that doesn't seem like a big deal, believe me it was.
It was like a "three act play" to get these slipcovers fabricated!

It all started when I met Ludwiga at an antique show.
Her business, Ludwiga's Linens specializes in European linens and textiles.
I purchased seven yards from her for each chair.  This fabric is only twenty inches wide and is from Hungary.  It is at least 80 to 100 years old!

 I brought the yardage and chairs to Maggie's Slipcovers for fabrication.
She cut the pieces and custom fit them to the chairs, just like a dressmaker would.
Maggie is from Hungary, so she was very excited to take on this project!
After she cut the pieces to fit, I sent the front piece back to Ludwiga to be monogramed.
"D" for Delores

"G" for Gary.
After Ludwiga monogramed them, they went back to Maggie to be completed.
It took 4 months between the two vendors!
A "three act play!"

I love the new, clean look of the chairs. 
They are one of a kind, personalized and unique.

It was totally worth the wait!

I'm linking to Kim at Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesday.
I'm also joining Courtney at French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday.

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54 comments:

Pat@Life At Lydias House said...

Wow! What a work of art! I know that you will treasure them for many years!

Pat said...

This is just incredible Delores. Wow! Unique and fabulous!

Fabulously french said...

They are stunning and I adore the personalised monogrammes - what a great idea!

Leeann

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love the monograms and the fabric is beautiful. I am sure they were well worth the wait. Hugs, Marty

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Just beautiful! I have pinned one of the images.

The enchanted home said...

Looks so stunning. Love the monogram,beautifully done!

Deserae said...

They are absolutely stunning and I LOVE the monograms!!! Well woth the wait :o)
~Des

Linda Hopkins said...

G-orgeous and D-elightful!

Rose Petals Nursery said...

Very very nice....what a great idea~

All the best,
Cydney

Debra @ Common Ground said...

They're wonderful, and so worth waiting for!!! the monogram is amazing!

Sarah said...

Delores, these are definitely worth the wait! Your style is impeccable. I've wanted to have slip covers custom made for our dining room chairs, but haven't found the right fabric. Perhaps I need to look for vintage yardage. There is a vendor at Round Top, so I know what is on my list now. Love the personalized monograms. Perfection as is all you do. Thanks for sharing. ~ Sarah

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Wow, your chairs are stunning! I love them, and the monogramming us such a pretty and personal touch.

Leslie said...

Your neutral linen with the red monogram is so pretty. Nice things are always worth the wait! I have antique linen towels that remind me of this fabric. There are durable as I am sure your fabric is.

Enjoy your day!

leslie

Designs By Pinky said...

OMGoodness, they are gorgeous!!! I just love them and they will last forever! Beautifully done!!! XO, Pinky

The Tablescaper said...

They were worth the wait!

It's amazing that you could get someone to do the embroidery. Care to share your source?

- The Tablescaper

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Simply gorgeous, Delores! Well worth the wait!...hugs...Debbie

Rachel said...

Beautiful and fabulous!

Just Spiff It said...

Oh Wow - I really like your new slipcovers. Your dining room is so cozy!

Kristi said...

They are absolutely GORGEOUS!!!! WAY worth the trouble, lol and thank you for sharing them with us!!! Now you have me wanting a pair ;)
Kristi

Mary Ann at classic•casual•home said...

Just fabulous...you had great vision...love them.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

GORGEOUS and so worth the wait!! Love that fabric and the monogram makes it so uunique & one of a kind!

A Toile Tale said...

Oooooweeee! What a home run. I wish I had clients who would realize that something that special is well worth the lead time it requires. These are a breath of fresh air in a world of mass marketing and cookie cutter design. I'm pinning. I'm pinning. I'm pinning.
Linda @ A Toile Tale

Kathysue said...

Omgosh, omgosh!! I am in love!! These are so amazing D!! Absolute perfection for your home. I bet Gary loves having his name highlighted too!! Wonderful! Well worth the wait,
xo Kathysue

Smocking with Gwen said...

Love the natural linen and the red is perfect. Natural linen is one of my all time favorite fabrics...these turned out great! If you ever get tired of these, keep us in mind, would work for Dave and Gwen also. ((smile))

Cindy said...

WOW! Those are gorgeous! I love them. Your whole dining room is beautiful.

Victoria said...

The chairs look perfect, Delores. Enjoy.
Best...Victoria

La Table De Nana said...

Treasures!

Luv2Shop said...

Well let me know when you are ready to sell them (wink Wink)!!
They are absolutely beautiful, I have been looking at parson's chairs and slipcovers and these are great!

SHERRY HART said...

I love them.....so pretty!

Tricia Rose Rough Linen said...

Beautiful - no-one else can monogram like Ludwiga!

Low Tide High Style said...

That was totally worth the wait...gorgeous!

Kat

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

They are fabulous, Delores!! I love the monogramming.
xx, Sherry

Betsy Speert said...

I am sooooo jealous I can't see straight.
Does she do the monograhms by hand, or by machine?
I want to learn how to do cross stitch monograms, like the old grain sacks have.
These are beeootiful!

vignette design said...

Hi Betsy,
The monograms are done by machine. They are cross stitch and look hand done. Check out her website. There is a link in the post. Unfortunately she only monograms her own fabrics. -Delores

Etta said...

I love the mongrams cover chairs!!! Very classy...
kisses
Etta

Victoria said...

oh Delores you really scored with
this collaboration of talents
design and execution are amazing!

Marlis said...

Fabulous.. I love the cross stitch monograms.. They are quite splendid and look so perfect on the fabric.. Just stunning! xo marlis

Terri ~the dressed up cottage said...

You are right, it was worth the wait.
Stunning and perfect for your dining room.

French Kissed said...

These are gorgeous! you must be thrilled.

Jermaine

Hartwood Roses said...

If this is a three-act play, then you are a brilliant director! Your new slipcovers have the grace of age, and they are beautiful.

Mary Ann at classic•casual•home said...

I linked to this gorgeous post on my post about slipcovers today. Thank you!

Julio Muao said...

They look terrific Delores and compliment the setting beautifully!!

The Vintage Chateau said...

These are some of the most beautiful slipcovers I have ever seen. Well worth the wait!
Karee

Bonnie said...

Stunning and worth the wait. Enjoy!

carolyn bradford said...

Delores…I love this!!! Those chairs are fabulous!! I have a few pieces in my shop with wonderful fabrics such as this and I truly love them! So glad to be able to see this post…I have SOOOO missed my favorite blogs and am thrilled to finally be back in the loop! Thanks again for joining Vintage Mulberry! I truly appreciate it!

Grace @ Sense and Simplicity said...

Some things are definitely worth the wait and your gorgeous slip-covers are one of them.

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Wow! They are stunning! Don't let anyone eat spaghetti while sitting in those beautiful chairs! ;)

Laurie Ritchey said...

Delores, these were soooo worth the wait. They turned out beautifully. laurie

chateau chic said...

Your chairs are definitely one-of-a-kind. They're gorgeous, and worth the wait I'm sure.
I'm a new follower,
Mary Alice

Wild Oak Designs said...

Absolutely stunning and I am drooling! I totally love grainsacks and your chair covers were beautifully done. I adore them.
Nancy
http://wildoakdesigns.blogspot.com

AndeM1 said...

Gorgeous.....I wouldn't let anyone sit on them!!!!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

I LOVE them Delores!! So gorgeous!! Sharing at the party tonight~ thanks for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday!

Bugsmom said...

Your dining room is beautiful! I love the wallpaper and you tell me the name and source. Thanks!

awal.ny said...

The covers turned out beautifully, I love the color and that you used vintage fabric. Alaina

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