hank you all for coming along on the slipcover journey with me and Grandma Eleanor. It’s officially finished now and I’m glad to say we are done. Eleanor really put everything she had into this project and she was proud of the finished product and I am too.
That $5 fabric I found at the yardsale really turned out to be a great weight for the slipcover and I couldn’t be happier with it. It’s not a precisely tailored slipcover, but rather a little bit shabby chic and that’s fine too. I shudder to think of what it would have looked like had I tackled this one all by myself. 🙂 You saw the ottoman already, so here’s the chair.
We added velcro down the side of one of the seams in the back to get it in place and that worked out perfectly too.
And just because I know ya’ll want to see more of Grandma Eleanor, I took a few more videos of her on that last day we worked together.
We’ll start with me picking Eleanor up at her house:
Then, as we’re driving, Eleanor and I talked in the car along the way and I got some great dialogue with her, this one about her travels back in the day:
Eleanor loves horses:
And here we are with the finished slipcover. Eleanor thinks I’m taking her picture, I think. I didn’t tell her I was video taping, she’s so funny in this one:
Did you catch the tip she wants? Isn’t she hilarious?
She loves a little nip here and there, especially wine and is always trying to get us to stop at the store for some (says it helps her relax…you know, with that stressful life she leads :). My hubby got her some brandy awhile back to appease her, but really her Dr. doesn’t want her drinking because of her meds.
That’s Eleanor for you!
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Grandma Eleanor did a fantastic job making your slips. She is a hoot and you and your husband are so very lucky to have her, Keep her away from the brandy except for very special occasions! You want to keep her healthy.
Mary E.Dadds says
Just stumbled on your wonderful blog.
Dont believe i have ever been here before.
Love the slipcover post.
I do believe i have a chair just like the one you and
Eleanor just slipcovered.
Your house is beautiful.
Oh Rhoda – she’s just the sweetest Southern Belle. They don’t raise them like that anymore, do they? How great that she traveled to Europe across the pond by ship – I enjoyed that trip myself and know just what she experienced.
Eleanor’s sewing skills are still excellent – will she come to NC? I need a slipcover for my couch!!!!
All day long I’ve been trying to get redirected to your new blog – this was the last try and I got you – so glad! Now I can snuggle in my bed. Goodnight.
Hugs – Mary ACROSS THE POND
joni webb says
It looks great! Grandma did a wonderful job – she’s a hoot! What?????? You’re a sweet grandaughter.
Judy Horne says
Thank you so-o-o–o-o much for sharing the videos of Eleanor….. That just made the project so much more special!!!!!!!!!!!! and I know you treasure the slipcover because she made it for you…. How I miss my grandmother, mother and mother in law… they reminded me of Eleanor…. I would love to hear their voices again!!! I just love your web site….and hope you’ll continue many many more years…. I would love to see more videos!!!!!!
Brittany Wirthington says
Your grandma Eleanor is so charming sweet kind and talented what a blessing to have her with you. I miss my grandmother “Nonna” so much. cherish every moment you have with her.
If she wants so brandy give it to her she deserves what ever her heart desires. PS Im going to use your wonderful idea of crown molding around the mirror.
Oh, I love Eleanor, she’s so sweet and I love her little laugh in the last video! It reminds me of my grandma… she passed away a couple of years ago and I really miss her 🙁
The slipcover turned out beautifully!
Sorin @ Walnut Creek Remodelings says
Good job you’ve done there,congrats!