Thursday, November 4, 2010

My casual chaise longue

I always wanted one of those long chairs or day beds where you can put your legs up and relax or read a juicy book. So I went to a thrift store and I found a couple of chairs. I removed the cushions and I cut off the arms of one  chair for the end support. I bought a piece of plywood and made a round cut at both ends following the shape of the chairs. Then, I upholstered the long piece of wood, and painted the chairs.

I nailed tacks around the cushion edge for a finished look.

I really love how it turned out. I think it looks chic painted in white.
I painted this little side table. I love it.
Chair before
  ~ There are two worlds: The world that we can measure with line and rule, and the world that we feel with our hearts and imagination.~ Leigh Hunt.

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Unknown said...

O my goodness that is incredible ;-) Wow didn't it turn out beautiful, very clever lady, And table is adorable to. Well done.. Dee ;-))

Tammy said...

You had a great vision on that one! Love how it turned out!
Tammy :-)

Mrs. Cherry Heart said...

You are sooooo creative.... I love it!
Now I will be searching for two victorian chairs and beggin hubby to help me make a chaise!

Smiles, Dolly

lala said...

This is amazing!!! I have always wanted one also, but my space is not big enough for a traditional size lounge, but now I can make one to fit my space. This is so doable- thank you so much for sharing such a fantastic and creative idea!!!!!

Ana said...

Hola Katty,
I am totally speechless...How awesomely beauitful your chaise turned out! I'm so excited because I have the excact same chair! Now all I need is one more to make my chaise...I'm on the hunt for another now. What a clever lady you are...So happy I just found your beautiful blog...Now off to become a follower. Have a wonderful weekend.

Hugs and Kisses,

♥Ana~A Petite Cottage

Esther Sunday said...

Wow. I usually just lurk around admiring all these lovely show and tell posts....but I must tell you that I am REALLY IMPRESSED with this....FAB IDEA, and you did such a super job!!!!!!!! No one would ever know by looking at it that it was two chairs - way to go!

wendy said...

ALL I CAN SAY IS WOW you are a woman of vision for sure. looks great and I am in love with the little table

Anonymous said...

Beautiful work, amazing!


Pat @ My Tattered Elegance said...

I have went through your blog and loved the things you have transformed. Your talent is amazing. I beg to differ with you, you are truly an artist. Maybe self taught, but a true artist. Don't ever sell yourself short. God gives many talents and it seems he gave you a boat load. Keep doing the things you love and I hope you will drop by and visit me. I will be back to see what you are up too.
Hugs, Pat

Elizabeth said...

Absolutely amazing!

I am in awe!

lvroftiques said...

That is amazing!! It was the first thing I noticed in your room. I have quite a "thing" for french chairs, and yours turned out beautifully!! Oh my you've certainly opened my eyes to new possibilities. Vanna

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh this is so fantastic!! What an imagination you have!!

I would have never known that this was not always a fainting couch!

bee blessed

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Such an ahhhhhmazing transformation!!!! I LOVE IT!

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Happy Pink Saturday!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Tootsie said...

OMG!!! I LOVE THIS!!! I hope you don't mind if I do this!!!
thank you for the inspiration!

Lazy Gardens said...

Saw it linked on Pinterest. FINALLY a decent use for those tacky burnt orange and olive green velvet 1950s-70s "tub chairs"!

Unknown said...

This is so freakin cute! Thank you i was looking for a chaise to put in my remodeled airstream! I think i just found it!

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