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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!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

BEFORE and AFTER - Cane-sided Settee in ASCP Chateau Grey

PREVIEW - Refurbished Settee/Bench
I just had a wonderful piece of furniture returned from my great, local upholsterer - Mr. Lee of Song's Upholstery of Norcross, Georgia.  I am always amazed that their expert work absolutely makes the transformation from "old" to "better than new".

I bought this piece at an estate sale with good pre-conditional qualities.  The cane was in excellent condition (a must since re-caning is very expensive and hard to do well).  The woodwork was a non-descript medium brown.  I had several Annie Sloan Chalk Paint colors to choose from.  I have six colors in my inventory:

Old White
Old Ochre
Paris Grey
Chateau Grey 
Duck Egg Blue

I had used the chateau grey before with a wonderful fabric from Chelsea Fabrics (England) called "Pineapple".  Chateau grey is a very GREEN kind of grey which I was not sure I liked until I completed my first piece - the fabric PERFECTLY coordinates with the chalk paint color - so I decided to to this piece in the same combination.  

Cane-sided settee before ASCP finish - the cane is in great condition!
This was my first chance to work on a "caned" project.  It is a little harder to get in the nooks and crannies of the caning and do a thorough job.  I found that it took a little more than two coats to get the level of coverage right.   A one inch brush worked well for this job!

Settee after one coat - good coverage but not enough - it needed two-plus coats for most of piece.

Chelsea Fabric Selected - Pineapple

Details - Chateau Gray Settee - Chelsea Fabric "Pineapple" Linen

Another great outcome - ASCP and my lovely fabrics!  This item was included in today's linked party - check out the other items here - linked party on Restore Interiors site and here is another link - link to savy southern style


  1. Thank you, Martina, I must admit this fabric works so well with the paint color - I have a little more of it - will do a few more projects!