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My name is Gerrie Wydeven doing-business-as Wydeven Designs. I have been conducting this small GREEN business since 2004. Wydeven Designs, based in the Atlanta, Georgia area, sells CHAIRS, LOVESEATS, CHAISES, SETTEES and other fine, well-constructed refurbished upholstered pieces. I love to travel, cook, take photographs and generally follow style and decor topics as well!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Saved from the Dumpster - Another Installment!

BEFORE - Chaise Lounge
I just photographed and listed (ebay and on my website - link to website) a chaise lounge refurbished/upholstered in a great Thibaut fabric (USA manufacturer dating back to the late 1800's link).   I picked this piece up several weeks ago at a neighborhood garage sale - it had belonged to the seller's mother and was truly in deplorable condition - the seat cushion was nonexistent and it didn't attract too many buyers.  I made my usual structural checks to make sure it was worthy of the time (and significant expense of redoing) and also admired the overall size and styling.  I did pay for it (not much) but I think the seller would have just given it to me to take it away.

My upholsterer, Mrs. Song, and I discussed how to redo and revitalize this piece.  I chose the Thibaut fabric (Geraniums - part of their piccadilly series - also available in wallpaper) for the majority of the piece and decided to enhance with a crisp striped green and white cotton.  I find stripes look wonderful as piping because of the angle you use (piping is always done on the bias).   Mrs. Song was unable to save the seat cushion and made a very nice replacement with the high-end seat cushion foam she uses in her shop.  The cost was a little higher than usual but the results are self-evident - a really nice, comfortable piece of furniture waiting for its new home!

Detail - Piping

AFTER - Chaise Lounge

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