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

Ottawa Business Journal - Ottawa at Home - - WHAT’S INSIDE - Writ­ten by MARY TAGGART Pho­tog­ra­phy by MARK HOLLERON

Turn­ing old into new again.

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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