17.5.11

may giveaway


We're giving away two great things this month, and we hope YOU win!  First, a custom made linen table runner with ruffled edges and rosettes to add some charm to your next dinner party. Winner can specify the length, up to 8 ft. 


Second, a step by step, how-to slip-covering DVD by Shelley Anderson.


I first "met" Shelley through mommy who has attempted a few slipcovers, and is constantly looking for hints and tricks for her next big project.  She had happened upon Shelley's blog and added this tutorial DVD to her collection. 

As fate would have it, I was snowed in at mommy's over New Years, so we rang in 2011 sipping hot chocolate and watching Shelley create magic.  Her instructions are easy to follow, and she is so quick!  If you have been toying with the idea of making a slipcover, the DVD is available to purchase {here}.  As an added bonus, it includes her sources for linen, custom down cushions, piping, and zippers.  It is excellent!


Here are a few reasons why Shelly and I LOVE slip covers.



...and If that's not enough convincing, here's 6 more reasons

1)They're completely washable

2)Flexibility…I love that in a few years I can make a new slipcover and not have to get rid of the couch and explain to my husband that we need to buy a new couch when the other one was still fine.
3)Decorate on a budget. I can buy old ugly furniture that no one else wants for cheap and then put a new slipcover on it.
4)Go green, reuse, reduce, recycle…couches aren’t ending up in landfills
5)Inherit a family piece that’s not your style, but you aren’t allowed to get rid of it
6)Change…you can mix it up. Many of my pieces have two outfits, that way I don’t get bored. I also love to change the whole look of my room by changing out my pillows. Many of my clients have a spring and winter set


Shelley and I have become good blogging friends and she's invited me to stay at their family's cabin.  I hope she's serious, because I plan to take her up on it!  Our little boys could play together, our husbands could go fishing,  and we could thrift shop and sew the hours away...dreamy.  Head on over to {Shelley's blog} and show her some love!! 



So, here's how you win....

1.  Post a comment = 1 entry 
2.  Become a follower = 1 entry
3.  Become a subscriber = 2 entries
4.  Become a friend of Jilly N' Mia on FB = 2 entries


Please post a separate comment for each entry to increase your chances.  A random winner will be selected and announced May 27.


Good Luck.




62 comments:

  1. WOW! Thanks for the opportunity!! I love the runner and I am about to embark on slipcovering! YAY!

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  2. I am a follower, but I am in a 4700 sq ft EMPTY home since we moved April 1st from 1000sq ft. I am in need of help cause who has the budget to decorate this big of a house with "designer" stuff:) I am also doing your DIY clock in my loft!!! You guys are great...pick me for the DVD!!!!

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  3. Love that table runner! Definitely could use it to dress up my table a bit =) And, I would absolutely LOVE to learn how to do a slip cover.

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  4. I love the table runner - very sweet! I would like to improve my slip-covering skills for sure! The video sounds wonderful! Thanks for this giveaway opportunity!

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  5. Can we get points for already being a loyal follower?? weak! I like to win shiz!!!

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  6. You girls know I'm in need of that DVD! I love the runner too!

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  7. I love the runner and I have a couch just waiting to be covered!

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  8. The runner is so cute. I've never slipcovered anything, but I've always wanted to learn how.

    cereza25 at yahoo dot com

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  9. I'm a follower.

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  10. I'm a subscriber.

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  11. Entry 2: I'm a subscriber.

    cereza25 at yahoo dot com

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  12. I love the runner! Its so cute!

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  13. I'd love to get my hands on that instructional dvd!

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  14. Love that runner. Oh, how I wish I had the patience to learn to make beautiful things like that!

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  15. I seriously need Shelley's DVD and have entered various contests because the 'ol budget is so tight!

    Shelley does such a fantastic job!

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  16. I can picture that linen runner on a couple of pieces of furniture in my house. It's lovely.
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  17. email subscriber 1
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  18. email subscriber 2
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  19. gfc follower as jhb
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  20. I'm new to your site and would love to win the DVD...Shelly's slipcovers are amazing!

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  21. I'm now a follower of your blog.

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  22. Really love this giveaway! Hope I win!

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  23. I want in! I love her slip covers and want the Dvd SO Bad!

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  24. And...I'm off to check out the DVD. I really need to make some slipcovers for two couches in my family room. I'm trying to decide if it is worth it since they aren't that comfortable. However, new couches aren't in the budget so I guess slipcover it is.

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  25. i have some UGLY furniture that needs recoving and would be thrilled to have this tool to help me whip it up!

    so glad I found your blog!

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  26. OK I sent a friend request for Jilly N' Mia...hope that's what I was supposed to do!

    REALLY hoping for the DVD :) Shelley does such FANTASTIC work, I know I'd be learning from the BEST!

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  27. I love the table runner. It'd be perfect in our dining room that we're about to redo! And I've always thought about slip covering but have been a little intimidated..a DVD would be great!

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  28. I'm also your newest follower! I found you guys through Vintage Revivals. x

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  29. I LOVE everything you girls do! Y'all definitely have great taste - thanks for sharing it with me!

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  30. Let's be FB friends! I sent an invite :)

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  31. I am now officially a subscriber . . . although I don't even know what that is yet. :) I'm just happy see the great things you do.

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  32. i just found your blog yesterday and i am hooked!! thanks for all of your inspiration!

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  33. i would love to make new slipcovers for my sofas.

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  34. my next big project is to slip cover my couch and love seat. they're super comfy just the wrong color and a little faded... i'm crossing my fingers!

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  35. and i'm a subscriber too!

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  36. Need that DVD for my first attempt at slipcovers.

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  37. i just opened a shabby chic both in an antique mall just had my hip replaced 6 weeks ago put not giving up i live alone w/no help even pulling weeds lol i sure do need the slip cover dvd thanks for the opportunity to maybe win it hugs!!

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