My client wanted to transform her old chairs into white duck cloth chairs. She priced out getting all new chairs from IKEA and decided it was about the same, but the difference was her old chairs were way better built and more comfortable. I think she made the right choice! Anytime you have a great shape and frame it makes sense to breathe new life into it with slipcovers. Quality matters. I won’t buy boots or kids shoes unless they are real leather. I won’t by a leather couch unless it’s top grain leather, not bonded leather. I like things to hold up and last.
Chair–BEFORE– great scale and nice lines.
SIDE NOTES–I have a new idea! I’ve been wanting to do an Airbnb of some sort after listening to a podcast called Shampoo and Booze (they are super frugal and creative in making a living), and stumbled upon this idea while Heber was away on a river trip. I’ve always wanted to renovate an old camper, but could never justify the expense for two camping trips a year. I love sewing, projects, and trips–this couldn’t be more perfect for me!
Here’s my idea–Renovate vintage camper and rent it out for $75/night and people can take it wherever they want. I’ll have nice sheets, down comforters, duvets, vintage awning with solar lights, outdoor rug, vintage aluminum webbed chairs, etc.
Within two days of Heber getting home we purchased this 1975 roadrunner camper. I’ve already done a ton of work on it! Painted the outside, painted the inside, sewed all new cushions, curtains, replaced flooring, and backsplash. I’ve ordered a wide black and white stripe outdoor fabric to make a vintage awning with a scalloped edge.
Heber–You shouldn’t leave me unattended with my thoughts for more than a day or two–
Here’s a peek on the inside. There are two beds (queen and just smaller than a full), plus two bunk beds for small kids. Oven, stove top, heater, sink, and refrigerator. NO bathroom. We figured we didn’t want to mess with 4o yr old plumbing, and most of the time you would be at a campground with restrooms.