Wednesday, January 6, 2010

BEIGE, BLAND, and BORING

Is this not the most boring chaise lounge you have ever seen?
Beige, Bland, and Boring,
the three dreaded B's.
I hated this thing, but I also had a vision.
A vision that came to life this past week!

All that was needed was a few yards of black and cream ticking fabric,
a remnant of aqua linen,
and some serious gathering skilledge.
We now have a cute cottage look to go with the rest of the room.




I decided to add a monogram to break up the stripes.
I plan to put some big black buttons on the corners there where the pins are, just haven't found them yet.

Whatchathink?

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47 comments:

thehomespunheart said...

WOW! Amy, that looks great - I love it! I have a chair that needs recovered or a slip cover or something - but have never done anything like that before. We'll see ...

Love,
Monica

joyinthejourney said...

That's so cool!!! So very cool! I love the ticking stripes and the monogram. That's what I want to make. If anyone needs to know how to upholster, I'd say its me. Either that or I need to use disposable furniture.

Kirsty said...

Love it! That looks so great! Thanks for stopping by.

Dawn said...

Dang, that's cute. And so YOU.
Dawn

Elizabeth (blue clear sky) said...

Looks great! Love ticking stripes, and the hit of aqua linen jazzes it up a bit. Very nice!

char said...

Of course I love it! char

gail@myrepurposedlife.blogspot.com said...

It is sooo cute! great job!

gail

Prior said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, Lezlee

Jennie said...

Too Fabulous! I need two of these for my bedroom. I might have to try this! Great Job!

Jennie @ Cinnaberry Suite

Treasia Stepp said...

I love it. The aqua and monogram really makes it pop.

Dawn said...

Well, I definitely agree, that is "serious gathering skilledge"... wow, I love it!

Becca @ Blue Cricket Design said...

Holy Crap I'm in love! Pardon my French but A semi swear word was totally called for when I see such marvelous creations! HOLY CRAP!!!! I love it!

Shannon said...

Oh it looks so beautiful! I love the way this turned out. The monogram is the perfect addition to it.

Lisa said...

What an amazing improvement! That's something I have yet to tackle. Recovering anything frightens me! That requires a certain skill.
Great makeover.

J. Paige said...

Good work- that looks so much better now that you covered it-awesome!

Christina said...

Amazing transformation! Love it!

Annie @ The House That Jade Built said...

This is absolutely stunning! You're right it was totally the 3 Bs and now it's beautiful!

Amanda K said...

That turned out awesome! Way to go!

Its So Very Cheri said...

Oh my goodness--I love that. I love the shape, the material, the initial. It is adorable and I love the matelasse at the foot of your bed.

I have a party on
Mondays called Its So Very Creative and I would love to have you show this off,

Cheri

Tammy at Tattered and Timeless said...

That is such a great redo..and it looks so much cozier now.
tammy

Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage said...

Great job! I love that tan and cream ticking, I've used it in my own house many, many times!

TheFancyFritter said...

Wow! What a great job! I love it! It is so custom & I love the personalization on it now! :)

Diane at InMyOwnStyle said...

I just love what you did to the chaise. It looks like it came right out of a catalog. Now that it is all nice and pretty you will probably enjoy it so much more.

Ginger said...

Gorgeous

Amy@TheLemonCottage said...

Outstanding!
I love the fabric choices.
I cannot believe the transformation. Love it!
~Amy

Doug and Lu said...

Wow! What a transformation! I have a soft spot for ticking fabric as well and think your project turned out FAB!

Funky Junk Interiors said...

ADORABLE! I love the mix in fabrics. Wow. I was going to click off but had to look again. You make me want one! :)

Thanks for linking up to SNS #12!

Fj Donna

Lou Cinda said...

LOVE this! What a transformation!! Love the bench lumbejack boy did too!! Talent must run in your family! I am a follower and I will be back!

Lou Cinda

Nancy @ Live love laugh said...

Wow wahat a transformation-so sweet! I love ticking fabric-so clean looking! You did a great job!
~Nancy

Rene said...

Not one bit beige, bland, or boring now. Great job!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I love it! No one can say it's bland or boring anymore! Love the monogram you added too.

Reese said...

Stunning!!

deborah said...

Most fabulous! What a difference your creativity made. The monogram was inspired!Thanks for a wonderful post. Deborah

Miss Mustard Seed said...

Greta slipcover! And I love the little aqua desk in the background. The monogram is a perfect touch!

julie said...

looks great! so much better! and i love the font you used!

trish said...

Too cute!
:o) Trish

Christi said...

You did a great job! I've been wanting to recover a monstrous green chair, but haven't found the courage. Thanks for the inspiration!

The Smith Family said...

Wow! Talented gal! That looks GREAT!

glor said...

It looks amazing. You did a great job.

Laryssa Herbert said...

Wow! That's so much better. Great job!

All Things Creative said...

Looks great!

Get Your Martha On said...

I have the same style chaise with a more fitted slipcover ... but I really wanted something more like this. How did you handle the back, if you don't mind my asking? It seems kind of tricky back there and as I think of how to make my own slipcover, I'm not sure how to approach the back portion. Any tips would be welcome! If you have a chance, please stop by my blog and leave a comment with any suggestions about the back of this slipcover.

Miss Mustard Seed said...

I know I already let a comment, but this piece is really great. Nice work and thanks for linking up to FFF!

abby @ tales and trials said...

OH MY GOODNESS! What a transformation. It looks great! Love the monogram as a finishing touch. I heart monograms.

And I love the blue table in the background too.

Jackie said...

I love it. It pulls the room together. the monogram is beautiful

Amy Kinser said...

I love your chaise lounge. You did an outstanding job.

Super Fun Mama said...

I think it is amazing and wish I had your talent. I have a chaise lounger in major need of a slipcover. It is made so strange that I haven't been able to find one to fit it but the chair is so comfy...