Saturday, February 6, 2010

The Big Red Chaise

I have had an adventure! I wanted a quiet place in my own sanctuary (our bedroom) where I could escape the TV and the open family space. I thought I wanted a chair and ottoman, maybe a cute little table and lamp. But I happened upon this chaise. It has been sitting in my room for about 4 months while I gathered up my courage to tackle the re-upholstery. I am usually more of a slipcover kinda girl but this piece had been stored in a barn and was just yucky looking.
My first step was to totally strip this thing down to the wood. I knew I didn't want the tufting because I wanted a more cushy feel. I am so glad I stripped it down because it contained a remote control, someones reading glasses, a Christmas light bulb and....mouse droppings and "stains"....EWWGH!
I spent $40 on the chaise, another $80 on the fabric, foam, piping, batting, etc. (I had some coupons at JoAnns and Hobby Lobby.) I have also learned that an electric stapler is just not the same as pneumatic. I LOVE my air stapler! I looked around to see what else needed stapling while I had it out. No one sat still for very long. And I seem to have a pretty quick learning curve...I only stapled my finger once.
So this is the final product...Yep it is very LOUD. My husband said he didn't think he would be able to sleep with this in the room. But here is my thinking: It is for me...I love red...it is really not seen by anyone unless they are welcome in my bedroom....it makes me happy!
So, try something NEW!
Blessings


20 comments:

  1. Kelly,
    Boy, you took on a big project and it turned out amazing. I love the red fabric. Great job!

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  2. What a treasure you've created. Love it.

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  3. You are amazing! That chaise is just wonderful - that must have been quite a project. Anyway, I love the fabric and think it turned out really great!

    Manuela

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  4. You did an amazing job! Brave woman for ripping that upholstery off and working your way through the mouse droppings. It looks so great. You should link it up this week to my Furniture Feature Friday link party!

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  5. That chaise is so awesome. Love the color ad the fabric. You did an amazing job. Well done.

    juls

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  6. This looks amazing! I would love to find a chaise! Yours looks great!

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  7. Wow... what a project! You did a fantastic job, it looks great!! I love the red! :)

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  8. You are very brave! I have never been brave enough to reupholster. I'll paint your house... but anything having to do with sewing scares me! Great job! I love red too!

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  9. Red is my favorite color. You did an amazing job of recovering this chaise...gorgeous!

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  10. WOW! You did that yourself? You are amazing!

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  11. I love the red! and that is the perfect spot to lay and get away!!

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  12. Quite a project and you pulled it off fabulously!

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  13. Awesome job! I can't imagine tackling something like that and it coming out that well! Amazing & I too love red!!

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  14. I am impressed. What a beautiful chaise. I would love to see more details on how you did the reupholestry. I have two chairs that are awaiting my first attempt at upholstry. And I too have a new pnuematic stapler that I can't wait to try out.
    Keep up the good work.

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  15. Nice job! The upholstery looks really good! Isn't it disgusting what you find when you rip old furniture apart?

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  16. I am soooo impressed! I think you did an amzing job! I love the color and fabric!
    smiles, alice

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  17. What a wonderful job! I would not know where to start! The fabric is beautiful and I am glad that YOU are happy with it!
    ~Nancy

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  18. Thank you so much for visiting my blog. I am so glad you did. I was looking at your site when I feel asleep last night and I had not added myself as a follower yet. I am exicte to see the rest of your blog and your art. I love the one you posted. And I bought a new table today. So many projects and so few days.

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  19. I think it looks great, I have been wanting to try re-upholstery but just don't have the guts.
    You have encouraged me to try it!

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