Did You Guess?

7.31.2012

Last week I told you that I had something exciting done in the sitting room/study. Did you guess? Well, here are a few pictures of the work in progress last week.

Fabric is from fabrics.com. I ordered an upholstery weight antiqued velvet in chocolate. Pure yumminess.
The color is actually darker than this as you will see.

 The work was done right here on site. 

Here are his supplies.

A bag is used for trash.

And here he is at work. Who is he? He is Jim the slipcover guy. I found out about him from Sherry at Design Indulgence. He does her slipcovers for her client jobs and has done her own slips in her home.
The best part is he does everything on site in a couple of days. No hauling the furniture off or having it picked up and missing for a couple of weeks.

When he was through at the end of the first day he tidied everything up before he left. 
Now, you see a peek of what I had done. I had slips made for the sofa. I love the red, but really wanted a brown velvet sofa and now I have both. Plus miss Bailey has really ruined the red fabric on one cushion. She will stay off of this. I can remove the slips if I want the red. He did the cushions first and then came back the next day to do the body.

This was the second day when he started doing the body work.

I'm going to break this up into two posts and show you the finished look later.
I know, I'm mean like that!


See you tonight for Wow!


53 comments:

  1. I totally need Jim the slipcover guy! Please pass along his info if you are pleased with his work!!

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  2. Amanda, I am very pleased with his work and will hire him again. His site is slipcoversonsite.com.

    I would have answered by email, but you have no reply comment blogger on.

    thanks

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  3. You have found a real goldmine in the "slipcover guy"! Doing this job on site is brilliant!
    Love the plush velvet too! Can't wait to see the reaveal!

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  4. How beautiful is that fabric and how wonderful that he came to your house to sew. Such fun!

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  5. when I saw the sewing machine I thought you were doing the sewing, this is so cool, I didn't know that you could have someone come in to do this, wow, beautiful colors, so soft and calm,

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  6. I am going to love it, I just know it!

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  7. I was wondering where that was going. I was thinking you don't sew but maybe you were trying your hand at again!:) I think it will be beautiful and how neat is that to watch him do it!

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  8. Oh, I can't wait to see how it all comes together. I've seen Jim's beautiful work on Sherry's blog.

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  9. Love the brown!! It will be nice to have the option when you want red again.m

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  10. Ohmigosh. You just can't leave things alone can you? LOL

    I too thought you had decided to learn to sew!

    tina

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  11. This qualifies for a big WOW. How perfect to have someone come to your home to do this. It's going to be a rich look with that dark brown velvet.
    How impressive! ~ Sarah

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  12. Years ago, when we lived in Germany, a lady came over from England and stayed with us for three days, making slipcovers for a sofa and loveseat. I'd met her at a craft fair, and this was what she did. I couldn't believe it. I still have the furniture and the slipcovers are as good as new because I change with the seasons.

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  13. wow! How exciting! I need a slipcover guy too!

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  14. This is noting short of miraculous! Makes so much sense. i would have him over in a shot! Can't wait to see it all finished!

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  15. I like the somewhat sneaky picture of Jim the slip cover guy!

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  16. Oh geez I really need Jim to come here and make some slipcovers for me! I know the velvet is going to look amazing Kim!

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  17. How awesome! A slipcover guy who makes housecalls!
    Can't wait to see it finished. The fabric is gorgeous.

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  18. That is going to be a WOW! And how smart is Jim to go to the source to sew. Wonder if we have someone like that around here?

    ~Bliss~

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  19. Do you think Jim will come to NY? LOL!! That is going to look gorgeous, can't wait for the reveal!

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  20. Hi Kimmie! OH, how wonderful! What a wonderful thing to have the upholsterer come to you! Can't wait to see the finish.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  21. Well, if that's not a WOW, I don't know what is, Kim. That's amazing that he does it right there on site. It's going to look beautiful and I'm sure will add to the coziness of this room in the colder months, too.

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  22. Can't wait to see it! Love the fabric choice!

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  23. Oh that is pure luxury! Velvet and the guy to make it at your house. Wow. Now, how are going to keep the cat off?
    Can't wait to see....
    Nancy

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  24. Kim,
    You are such a tease LOL! That fabric is beautiful.So luxurious!
    xx
    Anne

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  25. WOW, love that fabric!!... a rich chocolate brown... and I love the idea of a traveling slipcover guy... we don't have any around here.

    But I did love your red couch too...

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  26. This will change the look of the whole room. the fabric looks heavenly, can't wait to see it finished!!

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  27. How great! You really will have two different sofa choices! Can't wait to see it!

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  28. I'm sure your sofa will be beautiful in brown velvet. Slipcovers right in your home is pretty fantastic. I'm looking forward to seeing the pictures when it's finished.

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  29. Kim, The brown velvet will look beautiful in your room...great choice!

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  30. Can't wait to see it! I bet it looks great. It will be the perfect room this Winter, I bet.

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  31. What a great concept! Can't wait to see the finished project!

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  32. How exciting, oh how I wish I had a JIM!! What a great way to do slips for people. I bet he stays very busy!! Can't wait to see the room with the new look! KS

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  33. hmmm, wonder if he comes to Canada?

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  34. Yes many of us need him... give him a drink, remove his DNA from the glass and get cloning my friend! :D

    Ang
    SoLongFarm.blogspot.com

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  35. WOWWOWWOWOWOW! I LOVE it! And, how wonderful that he comes to your house! Can you believe it? I can't wait to see the whole thing done- xo Diana

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  36. Wow! I bet that feels divine! Can't wait to see the big reveal!

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  37. Can't wait to see the complete reveal. I know it will be gorgeous.

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  38. I wish I had a sofa guy that would come to my home. Cant wait to see it when he is done.

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  39. Kim,

    When I saw the first photos I thought my goodness is there anything she cannot do! I thought for sure you were making the slip covers.

    I cannot wait to see the transformation of your sofa.

    Have a great day! Elizabeth

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  40. Every home needs a man like that!

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  41. I've never heard of a slipcover maker who comes right to your home - what a fabulous idea! Like you said, so much easier than lugging a sofa to the shop and then back home.

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  42. You are lucky to have Jim. I am nursing a bad back after making mine. Next time I will use the local woman that everyone else on my lane used this summer.

    They are beautiful.

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  43. I can't wait to see it completed!

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  44. I am TOTALLY looking him up!! I have two club chairs I need slips for -- thanks, Kim!

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  45. A guy comes OVER to your house to make slips? Is this heaven?? I'm drooling! We need more men like this!!

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  46. I can't wait to see it all finished. That chocolate velvet is going to be beautiful. I can't believe this guy comes to your home. We will never see that in Florida.

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  47. Awesome ... does he travel?! LOL I'm sure your new slipcover will be beautiful ... look forward to seeing the reveal.

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  48. I love the fabric Kim! Wish I could find someone to do this around here.

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  49. The fabric is gorgeous and to have an on-site upholsterer is amazing! Put him on the next flight to NJ!
    Kelly

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  50. I can't wait to see the finished project. Can you send that man my way. What a great idea to have it done on site, bet he makes a fortune going door to door.

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  51. How exciting! I can't wait to see the finished look!

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