I just have to share this with you....and there's two points to this one but both have to do with the same thing. Confused?? Well, hear me out.....
I love slipcovered furniture. Love the way it just makes you want to dive onto the chair or sofa. It gives a warm, comfy look to even the saddest looking piece.
For awhile now, I have wanted a couple of slipcovered pieces in the shop, just for props. Ever since I saw the Miss Mustard Seed tutorial (http://www.missmustardseed.com/) last year I have wanted to slipcover a couple of wing backed chairs. Love the look of bleached painter's cloth!!!
This past week, I was thinking maybe I could carve out some afternoon hours on the weekend to watch the tutorial again and get started on a chair I already have at home. Well, the weekend came and went and I felt a bit frustrated because once I get a vision for something in the shop my mind doesn't rest until I do something about it. What to do?
Well.....here's the second point that will go with the first once I explain. We have this precious and incredibly talented couple that makes things and sells them in our shop. My husband and I marvel at their creativity and ingenuity. I mean, they ooze talent!!
Last year, Rachel, the wife of this couple, made a couple of slipcovers from watching the same tutorial. That's the difference....she actually acted on it after she watched it! AND she has two little ones at home! They turned out beautifully and I asked her if she would take orders for them if we put a piece in the shop. Well, that's a tricky thing trying to custom make slipcovers and what about the hauling and delivering...so, no, she didn't think so and she was right. But....she is now making and selling in our shop these great pillow slips that she hand stencils, usually with some words of wisdom on them. People love them!
So, here's how things look now with the fabulously slipcovered by Rachel furniture:)
If you look at the sofa photo you will see a coffee table painted by Rachel. Love it!!
And here are a few other items made by this fastastic duo.....
But the best thing about this couple aside from their insane talents is that they are very humble and humility is a character quality that the human race is short on these days. Talent plus humility...a rare find.
We are blessed with all that this business has brought us including this couple....and slipcovers. To follow Chad and Rachel go to http://www.vanhookandco.blogspot.com/.