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Who Says Slip Covers Are Just For Grandmothers?

For those over the age of 40, you may remember your grandparents or even parents had slip covers on their furniture. Many of us have actually forgotten how handy and versatile slip covers can be.
Slip covers are a great way to give a piece of furniture a new look, or to change the appearance of a room for the change of seasons.

Clairmont Custom makes slip covers for armchairs, wingback chairs, parson chairs, ottomans, and dining room chairs. You pick the fabric(s) and we take precise measurements to ensure a proper fit. These, coincidentally, are the biggest differences between store-bought slip covers and custom slip covers.  
Most ready-made slip covers are available in very limited fabric choices so they appeal to the masses, and they often do not fit the furniture properly and require frequent adjustments to keep them looking neat and tucked in properly.  
With custom slip covers, you don't have the extra fabric that pulls out and makes the seat look messy.
If your furniture is an antique or just something you wish to preserve, slip covers are a good way to protect the fabric, especially if there is a lot of use or if there are children or pets that could damage the furniture.   
For those with furniture that is worn, you may prefer to have Clairmont Custom just re-upholster it.
In terms of cost, slip covers and re-upholstering are about the same, so be sure to speak with Donna about your goals and together you can decide whether slip covers or upholstery will be best for your new look.

Recipe Corner

Green Tomato Chow Chow

1 peck green tomatoes
1/2 peck bell peppers
5 medium onions
1 large head of cabbage
2 c vinegar
4 c sugar
1/3 c salt

Remove seeds from peppers and finely chop.  Quarter tomatoes, dice onions, chop cabbage.

Combine vinegar, sugar, salt, and add vegetables.  Cook on low heat for 1 1/2 to 2 hours.  Ladle hot mixture into pint jars.  Wipe rims clean and adjust two piece caps.

Process in a boiling water bath for 10 minutes.

Makes 14 pints.

FYI: A peck is equivalent to two gallons or 8 dry quarts.




Mark your calendar and please stop by to say, "Hi!"

Home Show
Comox Community Center September 25 to 27
in Comox on Noel Ave

We Repair Vinyl Patio Chairs!

When the fabric comes out of the frame track, don't discard your chairs. Call for info.

Gift Giving Made Easy!

If you have a friend or family member celebrating a birthday or any other special occasion, a gift certificate from Clairmont Custom Draperies & Decor can be the perfect gift. You don't have to decide what she would like, and custom is always appreciated.

It's Not Too Late

With our beautiful weather likely to continue at least another 2 months, don't forget that Clairmont Custom Draperies & Decor offers custom creations for outdoor living areas.

From BBQ covers and placemats to runners and napkins, we can give your entertaining area a face lift in short order. Many fabrics are now UV-resistant, so come check them out at our showroom.

News Notes

Facebook...& Win

Please like us on Facebook and tell your friends. Every month, we will do a drawing of new fans, and a lucky fan will receive a gift certificate for services at Clairmont Custom Draperies & Decor or a complimentary set of napkins (your choice of color).

Send us a favorite recipe and photo of yours, and we'll try to run it in an upcoming newsletter.

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