A Makeover!Published on June 27, 2011

  • (Photo by Mark Holleron)

  • (Photo by Mark Holleron)

  • (Photo by Mark Holleron)

  • (Photo by Mark Holleron)

  • (Photo by Mark Holleron)

If that old cottage sofa has good bones and heirloom status, but is lacking in looks, we've found the solution . . .


WHO: The Old Chelsea Slip Cover Co.

WHERE: 213 Old Chelsea Rd, Chelsea, Quebec

WHAT: Custom-made slipcovers for sofas and chairs in need of a fresh new look. With an abundance of fabrics to choose from and a plethora of custom pillows to coordinate and liven up the look, this charming home-style boutique might be the answer to a tired room's plea for change.

BEHIND THE SCENES: Owner Manon LeBlanc started the business in 2001 and remains hands-on. A typical experience includes a visit to the client's home to measure and prepare a pattern, and then customers are encouraged to visit the Chelsea store to choose fabric. The turnover time from start to finish is about three weeks. Slipcovers are all pre-washed and patterns are saved on file for future orders. Sofas, window seats, dining chairs, and outdoor furniture can all be easily transformed.

ADDED BONUS: Manon also runs a bed and breakfast from her home-based business which includes a charming sleeping cabin next door that has been converted into a rustic B&B. It makes a perfect spot for a girls' night out that calls for a sleepover! Reservations: 819-827-0713


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