Thursday, March 17, 2011

a whole lot of ruffles

I've been doing a little "ruffling" around the house
(along with the usual painting).
I made this ruffle seat cover to go on
my newly redone chair.
I also added some curtains in my bedroom.

They're made out of Ikea's 'Lenda' panels on the top, and for the bottom, just some leftover dropcloth material.



This beauty from Fullbloomcottage was my inspiration.



I also love this one,




and even started sewing one similar,





but after a few hours and only 3 rows on one panel, I knew I needed a lot more rows to get the look I wanted but didn't like how much time it was taking. So I went with plan B, which is the simpler single ruffled panel. I did end up cutting off the 3 rows I completed, but don't worry I have a plan for them in a future project.



Back to the chair,





this is what it looked like before, I loved the details but wanted to lighten it up a bit to go with my current style.



I added a few coats of white paint, distressed it, and added the new 'skirt', which I kind of made up as I went.





I love this ruffly look, and plan to sneak a few more in my house before they get noticed.





53 comments:

  1. Very, very nice! Ruffles always add that extra something. I can't wait to see what you do with the ones you cut off.

    Blessings,
    Irma

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  2. You did an excellent job, Michele! I can't tell you how much I love the ruffle along the bottom and how it just 'makes' the panel. Very pretty!

    XO,
    Jane

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  3. Love the cane back chair painted white and the ruffled seat cover is so cute!! Your curtains look very pretty too!

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  4. Love ruffles! I have to agree, ruffles are a lot of work. Yours are beautiful!

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  5. Beautiful..I love the ruffles..

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  6. Hi! I just found your blog and am following you now : ) I love anything with ruffles, and your chair turned out to be so beautiful! You can never go wrong with white paint and ruffles right?

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  7. So fresh and shabby chic. The curtains are lovely too!
    xo,
    Sena

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  8. It looks frenchie shabby chic!! Very pretty!

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  9. found you by way of WW. your curtains and seat cover are just divine! j'adore! happy WW!

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  10. oh and...i'm your newest follower. your blog is heavenly! nice to meet you from 1 Michelle to another! :)

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  11. I'm in love with your draperies and your sweet chair cover with ruffles.
    I'm new to your blog and I just love it.

    hugs
    sissie

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  12. What a fantastic job you did on the chair & gorgeous curtains! I'm so glad I found you on WW, and am now following.
    Happy WW!
    - Susan

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  13. Hi Michele!
    Love your blog!! Love love love your ruffles on the curtains and your ruffly chair slip cover! Too funny....as I was signing in to be a follower I noticed your name and think you just ordered a pillow from my shoppe! SMALL world!!

    Glad to find your blog!

    xo,
    Shellagh

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  14. Beautiful, i especially love the curtains. Ruffles are awesome. I dont believe i even own a pillow thats without them.

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  15. Your chair turned out wonderful! I just love the look of ruffles...but the time it takes to make...WOW!
    Your curtain turned out really nice too!
    Debbie

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  16. Ruffles are divine, so underrated too! Your chair makeover is fabulous - it's so much fun giving something a new lease of life!

    Jem xXx

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  17. Beautiful. What a difference white paint and ruffles make. ~~Sherry~~

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  18. I love all of your ruffles! My daughter recently asked me if I could make a ruffled duvet that we saw in urban outfitters or anthro. I can't remember now, but the whole thing was covered in ruffles! I loved it and would want one too but seriously? How long would that take exactly?!!! I'm with you on adding more where I can though. Your curtains and chair are wonderful! xoxo

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  19. Love your chair! My own DR chairs are similar, and over 40 years old. I adore them!

    Scribbler at http://scribblerunfocused.com

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  20. Oh I love this! It looks amazing, so pretty!
    Happy White Wednesday I hope you will pop on by & see my WW post.
    love
    Alison
    x

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  21. I love the cushion with the ruffles. Great job on the curtains too. Can't wait to see what you do with the ruffles you cut off:)
    ShawNa~

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  22. Love how that chair came out...very chic! So happy to have found your blog through White Wednesday. Will enjoy scrolling through your posts.
    Blessings and Hugs,
    Karen

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  23. you are very talented, i hope to sew that well some day. i have a party going on if you'd like to share this. http://typeadecorating.blogspot.com/

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  24. Your ruffles are fabulous! I am in awe at your sewing talent, sewing is on my bucket list.
    Hugs,
    Olivia

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  25. Absolutely gorgeous!! I just love those curtains and the chair- so sweet!! Would love for you to share this at Feathered Nest Friday sometime- it's fantastic! :)

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  26. I could really use your skills to ruffle up a couple of things in my home! just lovely!
    :)Heidi

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  27. I'm totally in love with the chair and ruffled slip. So so pretty. The curtains are amazing, but I'm like you, I don't think I could do all the ruffles without going batty. Thanks so much for linking up with VIF!
    hugs,
    Debra

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  28. Your house makes me want to grap a cup of tea and jump through my computer screen. No, that may "ruffle" your feathers! Seriously, you have a knack for pretty! Well done!!! ps, I love the union jack black lace pillow embellishment! Wowza!!!!

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  29. Oh I adore these curtains~ swoon!

    I am currently hosting an auction of vintage and antique linen treasures. Stop by and take a peek.

    Have a wonderful weekend.

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  30. Blog hopping! I'm your new follower and would love a follow back! www.adeliciousobsession.com Thanks!

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  31. I love both the curtain with the big ruffle and the slipcover for the chair. so adorable

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  32. LOVE all the ruffles...really lovely!

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  33. Ruffles without the ridges.. very nice! Love the chair transformation!

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  34. The curtains, and chair look just amazing.

    Kathy

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  35. I LOVE your ruffles!!
    You did a beautiful job on
    your curtains and your chair ~

    xoxo
    Lori

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  36. Love the chair! I found one almost identical this weekend for $5.00 :) I thought I did okay!
    Mine is ugly brown and I want to redo mine in white like you did but I've never done it before....any help you can offer is greatly appreciated!!! How don't know how to distress and don't know if I need to sand before painting it white...did you put anything on over the white? Sorry for all the ?'s...like I said this is new to me :)
    Thanks!!!!

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  37. Love those curtains and the chair!!! Oh I want to make some of those curtains now! :)

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  38. That is so beautiful. I would love for you to stop by and join my blog party. The link stays open through Friday.

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  39. oh, they turned out beautifully!!!

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  40. That really turned out beautiful. Love the ruffles. Thanks for sharing at my Swing into Spring party.

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  41. Your ruffles are gorgeous! Great job on the chair and your curtains.
    ~ Julie

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  42. Everything you did here is just gorgeous! Do you have a tutorial on how to make the curtains and the ruffles?
    Kelly

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  43. I LOVE cane back chairs and yours look BEAUTIFUL!!Found you over at the French Cupboard. Martina

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  44. You are very talented! I'm so happy to have found your blog and I'm your newest follower. Stop by for a visit sometime.
    xoxo,
    Kim

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  45. just found your blog and I LOVE it! Such great inspiration!
    xoxo~ Michelle

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  46. I love anything with ruffles. Beautiful!

    Dee
    Your new follower

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  47. Absolutely adore your slipcover and loving the drape panels!! Just what I was thinking about making next :) Thanks for the inspirations! :)

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