Custom Furniture Slip Covers

custom furniture slip covers
    custom furniture
  • A branch of wood and metal working dedicated usually to small scale furniture production. Often custom furniture is synonymous with studio furniture, a branch of furniture making focusing on furniture as an artistic expression.
    slip covers
  • (Slip Cover) The removable cover in which the cover proper fits over and around the open end of can.  The position is retained by friction fit.
  • (Slip Cover) A removable fitted cover made to protect upholstery fabric, or to cover worn upholstery , or to provide a change for a new season.
  • (Slip cover) A slipcover (also called loose cover) is a fitted protective cover that may be slipped off and on a piece of upholstered furniture. Slipcovers are usually made of cloth. Slipcovers slip on and off, they come fresh, and may be removed for seasonal change, cleaning, moving, or storage.
custom furniture slip covers - The Complete
The Complete Photo Guide to Slipcovers: Transform Your Furniture with Fitted or Casual Covers
The Complete Photo Guide to Slipcovers: Transform Your Furniture with Fitted or Casual Covers
Step-by-step, fully photographed projects for all styles of furniture slipcovers, from the simple wrap to a custom-fitted cover.
The Complete Photo Guide to Slipcovers is a step-by-step guide to sewing decorator covers for upholstered chairs, sofas, ottomans, and dining chairs. The projects range from quick wraps to fitted slipcovers that stay firmly in place and create a new piece of furniture. Over 250 how-to photographs show the way to professional quality. Every step is clearly explained and shown, from measuring and cutting to adding designer details and trims. People who have been shocked by the cost of custom-made covers and disappointed with the fit and fabric choices of off-the-shelf products will find in this book everything they need to know to create slipcovers themselves.

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Pirate Brand New Orleans Edition
Pirate Brand New Orleans Edition
Jean Laffite, Enigma and Legend of New Orleans

Jean Laffite first appeared in New Orleans in 1803, but where was he born? Marseilles, Bordeaux, St. Domingue? No one knows, because he told different stories to different people. He was the son of aristocrats guillotined during the French Revolution. He fled the slave revolts on the island of Haiti. Yet, his instinctive familiarity with the marshes and bayous from New Orleans to the Gulf of Mexico and his ability to converse in French, Spanish, English, or Italian suggest that he grew up in the region where he plied his trade.
In 1803 New Orleans became part of the United States, but it was settled by the French, sold to the Spanish, and then returned to the French before Napoleon sold the territory to Thomas Jefferson. In spite of these changes, New Orleans retained its French customs and language. Americans, including the new governor-William C. C. Claiborne, were not welcomed, partly because they considered the citizens of New Orleans to be lazy and lawless. They were aghast at the Creoles' toleration of smuggling, which hindered merchant trade. Things came to a head between Claiborne and Laffite in 1813 when the governor issued a $500 reward for the privateer's arrest. Within a week of the posting of those notices, new wanted posters appeared, offering $1500 to anyone who delivered Governor Claiborne to Barataria. They were signed, Jean Laffite.

Barataria lies on the Gulf of Mexico about 100 miles south of New Orleans. It was home to buccaneers and fishermen, but Jean Laffite organized them into a company of privateers and smugglers. He built a house, cottages, warehouses, barracoons (stockades that held slaves awaiting auction), a cafe, gambling den, and brothel. His men numbered one thousand, came from many countries, and included navigators, gunners, carpenters, cooks, and sail makers and riggers. He devised laws to protect the men and their women from lawless rampages. Retribution was swift: cast adrift for molesting a woman, hanged for murdering a Baratarian. He prized the American Constitution, believing in its freedoms. He prohibited his men from attacking American ships, naming death the penalty for violation of this rule. His ships sailed under letters of marque from Cartagena, a republic of Columbia fighting for its independence from Spain. (A letter of marque allowed privateers to legally plunder ships of the country at war with the country who issued the letter of marque. Pirates attacked any ship without this legal document.) They plundered cargoes of Spanish and English ships for slaves, silks, spices, jewels, furniture, household goods, art, food, and medicines.

Two years after the United States declared war on England in 1812, a dinghy was lowered from the Sophia and sailed into Barataria under a white flag. Aboard were two British officers, Captain Lockyer and Captain McWilliams. They sought Laffite's help in infiltrating the bayous and capturing New Orleans. They offered him land, gold, and a commission in the Royal Navy. Laffite told them he would give them his answer in two weeks, but once the officers returned to their ship, he forwarded the letters to Governor Claiborne. The governor believed in the authenticity of the letters, but sided with those of his defense council who voted to reject Laffite's offer. While Jean waited for their answer, more ships appeared off Barataria. Since they flew the American flag, the Bartarians greeted them with enthusiasm, but the Americans destroyed Laffite's fleet and stronghold, then captured fifty of the smugglers.

In spite of this, Laffite sought out Andrew Jackson, the Tennessee soldier who came to protect New Orleans. Although initially against any offer from the "hellish banditti," Jackson reassessed his decision after Laffite offered him two things he desperately needed: 7,500 flints with powder and 1,000 fighting men. Although the Battle of New Orleans was technically fought after the war ended, there was little doubt that the British would have captured New Orleans had Laffite and his men not fought under Jackson. The two batteries manned by Baratarians cut large swathes in the enemy's ranks. British casualties were enormous, but Jackson lost only thirteen men. President Madison pardoned Laffite and his men for their bravery.

For the next two years, Laffite tried through legal means to regain his property and ships confiscated when the Americans attacked Barataria, but he was forced to purchase them at the auction block. New Orleanians became less accepting of smugglers plying their trade. They wondered why a hero would violate the law. Jean felt betrayed, and in 1817, he sailed from New Orleans and established a new colony on Galveston Island. The colony prospered, but Laffite failed to prevent the influx of fugitives who defied his laws. In 1821, the American Navy delivered an ultimatum: leave or be blown to bits. Unde
Bedroom Furniture
Bedroom Furniture
Priced seperately: Mahogany Sleigh Bed with Top-of-the-line Queen Mattress: $750; Custom Duvet, Skits, pillows: $150; Hand Painted Bow Front side tables (2) $400; Bedside lamps (2) $150; Teak Dressers (2) SOLD; Upholtered chair w/ottoman with slip cover: $$450; Floor Lamp: SOLD; Oak Wardrobe (1940's): $200; Rug 8X11 hand tufted 100% wool: $550; Starburst Mirror/sconce: $125; Mirror and candle sconces: $50

custom furniture slip covers
custom furniture slip covers
Stretch Pique Wingback Chair Slipcover Color: Balsam Green
27-708-13 Color: Balsam Green Features: -Wingback chair slipcover. -Available in Balsam Green, Dutch Chocolate, Gold Nugget, Medium Taupe, Oatmeal Biscuit, Raven Black or Warm Maroon colors. -Durable upholstery grade stretch pique fabric. -Fabric material: 95pct Polyester and 5pct spandex. -Wrinkle free. -Snugly fits even the most difficult furniture. -Accentuates the class and style of any room. -Easy to apply and remove. -Machine wash - cold gentle cycle and line dry. -Do not iron. -Fits T-cushion wing chairs from 26'' to 34'' wide. -Fits wings up to 12'' deep and back up to 42'' high.