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Inspiring Finds: DIY slipcovers & other fun stuff

by | Mar 13, 2010 | Decorating Inspiration, Details

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Inspiring Finds: DIY slipcovers & other fun stuff

It was another inspiring week in blogland! As you might know by now, I add updated ideas from time to time on my Inspiring Finds page. Let’s see what I bookmarked this week!

Amy from My Pink Life has been my blogging friend for quite a long time now. I always like to go see what she is up to.
Check out her cute kitchen and ideas (seen in the photo above!)  here!

Inspiring Finds: DIY slipcovers & other fun stuff

White Slipcovers

Nester invited some friends  to help her make a slipcover (I linked to Pink Polka Dot’s slipcover tutorial awhile back, but here it is again if you missed it!) — and it turned out so cute! My favorite thing on custom slipcovers: little flappy pleated skirt trim. Remember, DETAILS matter!

Nester said “too bad I didn’t straighten out the slipcover before I took a picture” but that is real life with slipcovers! Slipcovers aren’t perfect, but that is part of their charm you just grow to love.

Inspiring Finds: DIY slipcovers & other fun stuff

Also, check out Tiny Twig’s slipcover. Not only is she the most adorable little thing ever (yes, a cute tiny twig), it is such a great makeover from office chair (YES, boring office chair) to a chic chair!

DIY Headboard

In case you are wondering about white slipcovers, I have white slipcovers at my own house too (and I love them!), I will post my “The Truth Uncovered: White Slipcovers” post soon, because there are a couple of issues with mine, in case you are debating about them for your house. Love them, but I’ll share a couple of things so you will know what to expect.

Inspiring Finds: DIY slipcovers & other fun stuff

I thought this was another fun and creative use of cabinet doors via Apartment Therapy.

Check out the full headboard tutorial via Remodelaholic!

Inspiring Finds: DIY slipcovers & other fun stuff

I love this use of maps for a wallcovering from Country Living!

I’ve been collecting some maps for this purpose so I was happy to finally find a great inspiration picture over at Happy Turtle!

Inspiring Finds: DIY slipcovers & other fun stuff

Inspiring Finds: DIY slipcovers & other fun stuff

I adore these adorable little zinc tags!

You can write on them with chalk! How cute are they?

I love the jute hangers too. I am going to hang them from my baskets and bins in my pantry to get myself more organized. I think they are so adorable.

You can find the tags for sale in my new shop if you want to join me in getting organized!

Have you seen this site: StyleRoom?

It is the largest community site for home decoration in Europe and they are now here in the U.S. You can upload your own rooms or check out ideas from other contributors. It is fun to snoop around and see homes from other countries too, just click on the little maps in the upper right hand corner of Stylerooms. There are a lot of homes from Sweden, which is a fun style to browse. Check it out! (Styleroom is a sponsor of The Inspired Room).

Happy browsing!And don’t forget yesterday’s big link up!
Tons of great inspiration.


  1. Mary Joy

    Oh my gosh!!! I LOVE the cabinet doors headboard. I didn’t actually believe that it had been cabinet doors in its previous life until I clicked the link and followed along the instructions. That is SO cool!!!! Wow!

    You always find the coolest things! Thanks for sharing this one I am going to file it away as a future possibility!!!
    .-= Mary Joy @ Life Moments´s last blog ..Its Official!!! Life Moments is my new blog ministry!! =-.

  2. nancy comer

    You are so creative! Love your blog post! I am new to blogging and I am happy I found yours!
    Nancy’s Notes

  3. 31everything

    The white chair slipcover is so sweet & shabby shic! Love that!!! :)

  4. Grace

    I adore the idea of decorating with maps – love the whole wall covered in pages from an atlas. Very clever idea that I will store away for a future project.
    .-= Grace´s last blog ..Friday Photo – The Windswept Pine =-.

  5. Stacey

    Such beautiful inspiration! I can’t wait to check out these links!!
    .-= Stacey @ The Blessed Nest´s last blog ..Paint & Fabric & Paint, Oh My! =-.

  6. Melissa

    Love all your fun blog finds! I have been thinking about making a slipcover ever since I saw the Nesters white one:)
    We have been working on a craft room and I needed some good ideas for wall coverings!
    Thanks for sharing,

  7. Lamp Tramp

    Can’t wait for your post on your slipcovers! I LOVE white slips, even with my big black Lab who is shedding her winter coat. I have plenty of sticky lint rollers. They work great! Living with white slips is not an issue in my home, so many gals are afraid to use them with children and dogs.
    .-= Lamp Tramp´s last blog ..My slipcovers =-.

  8. teresa

    So many wonderful ideas….so little time. Thanks- I always enjoy come here.
    Have a wonderful day.
    .-= teresa´s last blog ..When do you know? =-.

  9. kathysue

    Melissa I am so glad you are going to do an honest, realistic post on white slipcovers. I would love to have some in my future but am reluctant so I know how you always keep it real so I know I can trust what you say, Thankyou for that, I so appreciate it. Kathysue
    .-= kathysue´s last blog ..POSSIBILITIES !!! =-.

  10. Anna

    So many great ideas and inspirations! Just added this blog to my favourites :) Thanks for doing such a great job!
    .-= Anna´s last blog ..Just orchids =-.

  11. Remodelaholic

    Thanks for featuring my headboard! That was an exciting surprise!

  12. Pink and Polka Dot

    Thanks for the the props! can’t wait to read your post on white slipcovers! Love that headboard!
    .-= Pink and Polka Dot´s last blog ..Painting Subfloor =-.

  13. Arleen

    I’ve been looking at your older posts and found the one you wrote about white slipcovers. Seven years ago when we bought livingroom furniture, I bought a huge sofa, a chair and a half, and a regular sized chair. Choose the material. I wanted all white! The sales gal talked me out of it, because blah,blah,blah. Now….. I just ordered white material that I love. The seamstress said it should be done for Christmas.I purchased the material from Nantuckit furniture Co. Check them out. I’ll send a before and after picture.


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