When I acquired this chaise, it was looking very sorry for itself, but it clearly had potential. Good bones, as we say. I was confident that I could give it a future.
- I stripped it back and found that even the webbing was beyond saving
- I stripped it right back to the frame, and then sanded that down, too.
- I stained the frame in black ash, using an exterior grade stain for added durability.
- I replaced the webbing and the foam. I then covered that some lovely wool wadding for added comfort.
- A layer of flame retardant calico provides the necessary health and safety measures.
- Then came the beautiful gold velvet.
- I decided to add a touch of rebellion by using brightly coloured hand-covered buttons, not only on the back rest, but also to replace the previous (rather ugly) plastic decorative details.
- The final finishing flourish lies in the beautiful trim along the edges.
The end result is an elegant chaise with just a hint of attitude. Bang on trend with the yellows that are currently so popular in home decor.