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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 20, 2012

From my Inventory - Before and After Upholstered Furniture

Before and After - French Style Chair Reupholstered in a Brass Colored Textured Silk with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint (ASCP) Woodwork in Old White with Clear Wax - link to website
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I have been fascinated by the number of blogs and pinterest "pins" that are all about "before and after" transformations - there are a LOT of bright and creative people out there!  I have a pinterest board set up just to capture the many ideas people have for refurbishing furniture - see board.   I also have a pinterest board on Annie Sloan Chalk Paint - one of my new obsessions/ideas - that also covers many before and after projects.

It has now been eight years since I started doing this small GREEN enterprise - Wydeven Designs - dedicated to finding pieces of upholstered furniture that have good (even excellent) bones but that SHOUT out to be redone and saved from the dumpster.  Unfortunately, most of the furniture that is being manufactured today, like so many items, are not being manufactured to last a long time and the dumpster/landfill problem is only going to get worse.  While I can make this contribution, and sell enough pieces to keep it going, I hope to inspire others to do the same.

FULL DISCLOSURE:  I do not do my own upholstery work - I do not have the interest or talent and use expert, master upholsterers to get these stunning results.  I have been doing the woodwork including ASCP treatments.  I hunt for and find the pieces; buy fabrics; put together the designs/treatments; handle woodwork refurbishing/cleaning/painting; and, deliver to Song's Upholstery in Norcross, Georgia for their expert workmanship.

Here are some recent examples of upholstered furniture found and refurbished!  Enjoy!
Waterfall Sides and Back (no seam) Chair and Ottoman Found at Estate Sale - VERY GOOD BONES - Reupholstered in a Soft Green Plaid!
Chair (also waterfall sides and back) - Custom Upholstered for Client in Client Fabric.  Ottoman has Slipcover!
Damaged Bergere Chair (dog damage - don't ask) Totally Refurbished - Fabric is Waverly Country Toile - Woodwork is ASCP Old White which is Slightly Distressed! 
Hickory Chair (GREAT USA Manufacturer) Settee Reupholstered in a Woven Tone-on-tone Neutral Fabric!

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