Friday, April 29, 2011

Slipcover Chic

This is one of my favorite how-to books.  "Slipcover Chic" by Catherine Revland and Carol Cooper Gates, illustrations by Michelle Ball.  It's out of print, but you can find it on Amazon.

 How shabby chic are these?

Decorating ideas and projects, from throw pillows to slipcovering your couch.

Get out your sewing machine and have some fun!

Or just let the pictures inspire you with their color, texture and style.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Shabby Chic Napkin Rings

Here's a creative way to use your pretty, vintage pins and brooches. I like to use them instead of napkin rings.

Make sure the clasp is fastened on the back of your pin, fold your napkin into quarters and slide the pin over the corner. It really adds something special to your table setting.

Use this idea for a Mother's Day lunch, Tea Party
or any time you want to add a special touch.