March 23, 2016

Our New Chaise Makeover

I bought this French chaise from a photography studio here in town. It had never been in a home and was used only for photographs so it was in perfect condition. I have always wanted one of these and was thrilled when I saw it for sale. 


When you last saw it, it looked like this. And even though it was perfect, I didn't want to leave it pink.

So, I painted the upholstery and the wood frame with chalk paint and covered the cushions with drop cloths. I used the same methods I used on these chairs. (The secret is to sand the fabric after you paint it!) I liked the way they turned out and nobody has ever suspected that the fabric was painted. I used the same colors on this chaise.

And I covered the cushions with drop cloths using the same steps I used for slip covering my couch.
How to Make a Slip Cover - Part Two

This makeover was free - I already had the paint and the drop cloth but you could buy enough paint and a drop cloth for less than $20.

This chaise is super comfy! My son was here for a visit and when he spotted this, he immediately flopped down on it and looked out the window.  And that's what I do, too!
We're almost done with our bedroom makeover. You can see the edge of the track for the barn door in this picture. My husband has worked and worked to get it up. The end screws don't hit a stud and he's had to change the molly bolts several times to try to get it securely on the wall.

He made another trip to the store this weekend for more bolts and hopefully he'll get it figured out this week. In the meantime, he's been working on putting rustic wood all around our house. I'm excited to show it to you when we get it done.


Find out how I made this pillow here: Making Pillows for the Master Bedroom and our progress on our master bedroom here.

Have a wonderful week!

love and blessings~

"Behold, I will set your stones in turquoise, and your foundations I will lay in sapphires. I will make your summits of rubies and your gates of crystal, and your entire wall of precious stones."
Isaiah 54:11,12

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16 comments:

  1. Wow that's a great transformation! It's a wonderful piece- love the shape and wood accent.

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  2. That is a beautiful chaise, and the location is perfect. Very nice job with the chalk paint and drop cloth!

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  3. Ah! I didn't realize that you could paint upholstery with chalk paint. Thanks for sharing this project!

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    1. You're welcome, Deanna! The first time I heard of this, I was amazed!

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  4. Hi Lynda! A gorgeous chaise, I have always wanted one like that one but have yet to find one at a reasonable price, you were blessed to find this one. Love the painting on the upholstery and the wood looks great! Loving the room!!!
    Blessings, Candy

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  5. Hi Lynda! Any special steps to painting the upholstery using the chalk paint, or just paint it?
    Thanks, lovely home. Happy Easter!

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    1. Hi Kathy! I used a this same technique on our living room chairs and linked to that in this post. It's also on my side bar, if that's easier!
      love and blessings~

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    2. Sorry.....should have seen it, AND remembered it, as I had previously read that post! DUH! Thanks for the tip. I have an old set of bergere chairs myself that could use a new color palette, and I think this will just be perfect. I'll let you know how they turn out. Thanks again!

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    3. lol! Not a problem, Kathy! I hope your chairs turn out beautifully! I think whoever figured this out should get some kind of award!
      Have a blessed Easter!

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  6. this is my favourite type of furniture love how you made it so beautiful would not have thought about painting it so cool thanks for sharing have a Happy Easter

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    1. Thanks so much, Robin! I was really happy to find this chaise!

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