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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!

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Before and After - Asymmetric Chaise Lounge with ASCP Finish

Finished Piece - TA DAH!!!  I think this would look great in a foyer, end of a bed or just about anywhere to provide additional seating that is also very interesting!  
Here is my first "before and after" for the year and I am starting with the finished product and working backwards. It features a very unusual chaise lounge that I purchased at Dave Robinson's Antiques (couldn't find a good website to attach - he is located in Miami Circle, Atlanta). Dave originally had a pair of these and sold the first one to someone else and discounted this remaining piece enough for me to be interested. The woodwork was in sad shape - scarred and a muddy brown.  The construction of the piece is exceptional including hand-tied eight-way coils in the foundation which is very unusual for a chaise lounge. Consequently, this piece is quite heavy.

My first step was to select an Annie Sloan Chalk Paint (ASCP) color from my inventory of eight colors. I had recently purchased "cream"- a warm vanilla hued neutral - and decided that I would use it to complement a pale gold textured fabric that I selected for new upholstery. Together, they would create the warm but neutral palette I was looking for.
Photo of chair as I started redoing the woodwork.  The piece has interesting wooden details that I wanted to highlight.
The cream color added warmth to the piece.  I added a slight amount of distressing (softy sanded with a very light touch) to highlight the curves and swirls in the pattern.
I really liked how this piece worked out and have to admit that I've never seen one like it.  

This posting is linked here - DIY Showoff

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