The slipcovers are done! And in use, you can see them here under my little fairy grand baby. Her dad has dislocated his elbow -ouch- and it looks like I will be seeing a lot of her this week. He is in bad shape, and can't use his arm, so he can't pick up his baby. I'll be helping out till he is better.
We are hoping rest will do the trick, the poor guy has no health insurance and can't afford time off work, or doctor bills.
I have 2 French books in different sizes, and one slightly more aged looking plus a book about roses with black and white illustrations.
If you know me at all, you know that I don't waste anything. The wallpaper I pulled down was cut up into craftable sizes and saved for future projects. Some of it was used already to wrap up some Etsy purchases tonight. It made really cute wrapping paper.
I used all three books, with the pages turned upside down, sideways, all topsy turvey, with no real pattern or plan.
Wallpaper paste was rolled onto the wall and I added the pages to the glued wall, then rolled over the top again with glue.
I wish you could see the metallic sheen this has, it is a nice effect, but doesn't show up well in the photos.
Ta da! New slipcovers in one afternoon (it helps to not measure or be too picky, just go for it!) and a wall stripped of its old wallpaper and re-papered in vintage book pages in about 3-4 hours the next day.
One thing I really like about the slipcovers, besides the fact that they are washable and I have a houseful of dogs and a baby- is that I made the backs of the pillows all out of velvet. When you lay on the couch, it will feel good to flip the pillows over to the soft side to get comfy.
And before that, we had this couch that I gave to my son when he got his own place. He stripped off all the pillows and the cover that I made for it and likes it plain tan velvet.
Here is another version of that sofa.
And way way before that, we had this look. This was in Country Almanac, and was done by Bill and Gloria too.
And don't ask me how long I will keep the new look I did tonight. Chances aren't good that it will last!!!
Don't forget about the giveaway, leave a comment to enter, I have two drawings this month!!