Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Great Bones, Burlap & White, What a Combination!


Look at this fabulous chaise!  Definitely an early 1900s piece of wicker....heavy, well made, they just don't make 'em like this anymore.  Apparently it had seen a makeover sometime over the past couple of decades.

The fabric looked to be from the 80s and was in relatively good repair, but it had paint stains in several places.  And, the color....well....I think we can do better!


So, I gave it a "mini facelift" by reupholstering the back and front with burlap using upholstery tacs.

And since it will reside in a well used patio, I created a slip cover from a bed throw to cover the seat cushion.  I do love white, but it definitely has to be "wash and wear" white for us....we have pets!

For any of you considering white slipcovers or upholstery, you should read yesterday's post by Melissa at The Inspired Room, it has some great tips.

One of our custom pillows completed the project.  I love projects like this....easy and quick!  It only took a little over an hour to complete!  How 'bout them apples?..

Couldn't you just curl up and take a nap?...


32 comments:

One Cheap B*tch said...

I would love to curl up and take a nap! Lovely pillow!

Jeanine

Just Me and My Halo said...

Your chaise with pillow, a good book, a frosty drink, a cool breeze ... perfection!

Cottage Sunshine said...

ahhhh! love the combination of the white and burlap!!

Hugs, Carolyn

Montse said...

I love the white fabric please tell me where did you get it! thanks

Montse said...

what type og fabric is the white wrinkle one? I just love it!

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Great look!!! I love it.
Hugs~~ Daphne

Jennifer said...

This look is great! What a difference!Jennifer jennsthreegraces

House by the Sea said...

Wow, I want that chaise! What a great find!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Yes, I could! That looks super comfy. I love that pillow, too!

Elsie said...

Oh my gosh,I could curl up and read
a good book right there under that
shade tree. Love it, it's hard to
find those chairs in good condition. That one looks great.:O)

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh what a glorious world you have! Thank you for stopping by my blog today! I am always grateful and charmed by kindness of dear bloggers whose beautiful spirits just soar and contribute to this world of communication and creativity! Please, you are welcome, always!!!

Anita

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

The chaise is adorable dressed in burlap and white! Enjoy long naps on this.

Kacey said...

It's beautiful! I would love to curl up on it right now...

Flipit said...

It's beautiful! Is this part of the patio that you are redoing?

Prairiemaid said...

The chaise is lovely and so inviting! Can I bring my book?

You have a beautiful blog and you are so talented!! I admire you, tremendously.

Thanks for coming by and for following.

Have a great week!

Victoria said...

That looks so pretty and so feminine!

jmac said...

your creative juices are a flowin' like crazy, girlfriend!!!
Nice Job!

Diana said...

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Come see me at my personal blog, too, real soon.

AshTreeCottage said...

Your chaise is perfectly charming!!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Terri Smith said...

Fabulous combination! Looks so comfy and inviting!

Blessings and Tuesday Sunshine, Terri

Sherry Goodloe said...

Gorgeous with a capital "G"!

❦TattingChic said...

Oh, wow! That is absolutely fabulous!!!

Alison Gibbs said...

It looks fabulous. I read melissa post on white slipcovers, it was so real
Alison

Anna said...

What a fantastic before and after..love it! Good skills lovely x

Lindsey @ Better After said...

Hi LaurieAnna,
I featured your bedroom makeover on my blog today! The post is scheduled for this afternoon! Thanks so much :)

jmac said...

Hey LaurieAnna.....if ya saw somebody peekin' in your windows at the store today..that woulda been me!! In dallas tonight and on the way over, I stopped...hoping you might be there. Saw cars but no bodies!! Man, was really wantin some more of your bird garland and prints!! Maybe on the way home.....
Headed to Sedona for some girly spa time!!

Lori said...

what a totally gorgeous makeover...i have browsed through a few pages of your blog...gorgeous...your home is absolutely stunning!!! i am popping you on my reader and blog list now...thanks so much for coming over to visit me...so i could find you:)

Beth@The Stories of A to Z said...

It's beautiful! Nicely done.

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Luv how she looks in the BURLAP! Hope you have a FUN weekend:)



Blessings,
Linda

I’m having a GIVEAWAY…come by and check it out…I think you will like it!

Theresa said...

Thank you for introducing me to the beautiful and talented Eva Cassidy. Love the music pics on your blog. Thanks!

Miss Mustard Seed said...

What a cool piece. You did a wonderful job making it all work.

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Very cool! I love old wicker!!