If you think it’s time to replace that dated chair or sofa, reconsider. You might only need a few yards of pretty fabric. That’s Diane Kaufman’s solution for freshening up old upholstery. Instead of always buying new furniture for her home in Tybee Island, Georgia, Diane shops at garage sales, secondhand stores, and other bargain shops to find comfortable chairs and sofas that she can renovate with well-made slipcovers. With designer Jane Coslick, she scours area outlets for current fabrics at a discount. The decorating duo chooses 100% cotton fabrics that can be washed.
After keeping the cost of both the furniture and fabric to a minimum, Diane turns to seamstress Kendrah White Galassi of Savannah for custom slipcovers that complete the rags-to-riches transformations.